Traditional proofreading policy
Description of the service
We offer two types of proofreading services (traditional and
electronic). This policy applies to traditional proofreading.
Administrative documents: 1) Approved quotation and/or purchase order and/or
service cancellation notice; 2) upon delivery of the target document, a completion
report with final billing (pursuant to the approved quotation or service order).
Target document: in traditional proofreading, the target document and source
document are the same, since the editor writes corrections on the source document.
Other deliverables: N/A.
Because the quality of the target document is a function of the quality of the source
document, we encourage clients to ensure that the documents they intend to publish
have been properly edited and formatted.
All parties—editor, editor-in-chief, peer reviewer, expert reviewer and client—must
verify that the source document coincides with the specifications in the quotation.
Ideally, the editor should have direct contact with the client. The client can help
guarantee the quality of the target document by working closely with the editor.
Format: The same as the source document.
Typography: The editor must ensure the use of appropriate typographic symbols
(as specified in the Unicode standard).
Style: The goal of proofreading is to identify and correct spelling and typographic
errors. The editor will not correct errors in style.
Peer review/expert review
Peer review: If the client requests peer review without an expert review,
the editor will deliver the target document and other deliverables to the peer reviewer
and the client on or before the delivery date. Once the peer reviewer has completed
the review (within the time specified in the respective quote), the peer reviewer
must deliver the target document and other deliverables to the client, the editor
and the editor-in-chief.
Letters of comments: Writers can respond to the peer reviewer or expert reviewer
through a letter of comments.