One of the professional services I provide is proofreading of books, articles, papers, adverts or any other kind of text in Spanish belonging to my fields of work.
What does this service include? Essentially, it covers three tasks:
- Finding and removing typographical errors and misprints from the text, along with every other item that hinders the flow of reading.
- Normalizing, that is, conforming the text to the rules of grammar, spelling and typography set by the Real Academia Española —the official institution for the regulation of the Spanish language— and other authorities in this matter. In this respect, given the case that the client prefers to follow his own style manual, I can also adjust my corrections to it.
- Unifying the typographical and layout criteria that the client has decided to use in his or her text, so as to make it easier to understand for the final reader.
The appearance of typos and mistakes in layout and editing are virtually unavoidable in any kind of text. Therefore, a proofreading of it always results in a substantial improvement of its clarity and elegance.
You can send me the text that you would like to have proofread in any of the following formats: paper, DOC, DOCX, TXT or PDF. Once my work is finished I will send it back to you with all the required corrections noted or, if you prefer, incorporated into the main text (only for files that allow direct editing).
Looking perhaps for a last minute proofreading of your book, magazine or advert? I also work on already laid out Adobe Indesign CS4/CS5 files. Just send me your INDD file and once my job is finished I will return it to you fully corrected along with a detailed report of the changes effected.
If you want to ask for a free estimate for a proofreading of your text, article or book, you can find a contact form and my e-mail adress in the Contact me section.