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Subtext is a professional editing and proofreading service catering to the commercial, academic, and business publishing needs of communities and individual writers.

We specialize in the editing and proofreading of academic essays, dissertations, and books; newspaper and journal articles, and film scripts.


Basic proofreading: Your document will be checked for misspellings, grammatical mistakes, incorrect punctuation and typographical errors.

Copy-editing: In addition to being proofread, your document will be assessed for clarity of meaning and sentence flow, as well as adhesion to a specified house style. (e.g. Harvard, Chicago, MLA, or APA).

Content editing: Content editing is available for arts and humanities subjects of both an academic or commercial nature and includes visual arts and architecture, literature, critical theory, philosophy and psychology. Content editing reflects the editors’ specialization. In addition to proofreading and copy-editing, written feedback and suggestions pertaining to the content and overall structure of the document will be provided.

Documents can be edited electronically in MS Word or PDF format using the ‘Track Changes’ function or mark up and comment tools. Alternatively, typescripts may be marked up manually using the British Standards Institution (BSI) proofreading symbols.