What is editing?
Editing is the improvement of texts in terms of spelling, style, grammar and content.
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Starting salaries for editors are around £2,000 gross per month. The exact income of an editor depends on the place of work, the size of the company, the responsibility and the work experience. Editors with professional experience earn approx. £3,100 gross. A freelance editor can negotiate his or her own salary. Earnings depend heavily on the order situation.
An editor’s job is to ensure the quality of a text. In addition to correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation, they also perform a stylistic and linguistic revision of the work.
Editing is designed to improve a text without distorting the author’s style. Editing involves the stylistic and linguistic revision of a text. The author has the final say and decides which corrections to accept.
Editing means the revision of a text by an editor. Errors are corrected and linguistic adjustments are made.
The prices for editing a text can vary and depend, among other things, on the experience and the type of employment of the service provider. Freelance editors set their own fees or negotiate them with the client. Fees based on hours or standard pages are common. A standard page contains approx. 1,500-1,650 characters including spaces.
Proofreading is primarily concerned with improving spelling, grammar and punctuation, while editing is additionally concerned with revising content and style.
Yes, editing and proofreading of Bachelor work, Master work and dissertations is legal. No one can prevent you from having a scientific paper proofread, as this does not change the scientific work itself.
Thorough editing takes time and depends on the individual text quality and, of course, the editor. For a document with approx. 100 standard pages, you should expect at least 12 hours of editing time.
During editing, the author receives a kind of expert opinion that is intended to help further develop the content of a work. It is up to the author as to whether they implement this feedback. The original writer’s tone should fundamentally remain unchanged.
In principle, a revision of all genres is possible. Depending on the service provider, however, there are specialisations in certain subject areas.