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Two new resources for editors: Faster, more sophisticated editing and proofing. (Editing).

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Perhaps the trend is traceable to the proliferation of non-writers and non-editors suddenly pounding out thousands of words on the internet, but two companies have recently begun prominently promoting their new services for editors.

Edit Express

"If this is the information age, why is so much information delivered with typos and grammatical errors?" asks Nan Fritz, president and founder of nSight Inc., a company which last month launched Edit Express.

"Like bugs in software programs, language errors make written documents less effective," Fritz continues. "When they are not corrected, they can have a detrimental impact on the image of your company or organization and on the sales of your products. Sloppy writing can even subject your company to potential liability."

Edit Express is designed to eradicate typos, grammatical errors, and factual inconsistencies from print and interactive documents. Fritz points out that having a professional editor review a document with an objective eye is the best way to "debug" print and electronic documents.

"Those who create the document are often too close to the material to find errors, and automated tools for checking grammar and spelling provide a false sense of security," Fritz says.

Edit Express turns around a project quickly using a team of 40 in-house editors and a network of more than 5,000 editorial professionals--representing knowledge in a wide range of subjects, including technical, financial, and medical topics.

Edit Express offers three types of edits:

* Proofread/Copyedit. An Edit Express editor will check the grammar, spelling, syntax, consistency, and format of your document.

* Substantive Edit/Rewrite. This deeper level of editing includes improvements to the document's language and organization. It includes a review of sentence structure, paragraph structure, document organization, and style.

* Page Check/Final Review. Edit Express scans the final file or files--in any format or medium--for editorial and production problems.

The edits can be made to hard copies or directly in office, desktop publishing, or web publishing programs from Microsoft, Adobe, Quark, Allaire, Macro-media, and others.

Costs start at $40 for proofreading a simple brochure.
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Author:Cote, Dan
Publication:The Newsletter on Newsletters
Date:Feb 21, 2002
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