Proofreading and Editing Czech Texts
Do your texts need a "doctor"?
We provide editing and proofreading services by native Czech speakers.
These services are useful to both native Czech speakers and foreigners
who live in the Czech Republic. If you are among the ex-pats producing
documents in Czech, we're here to help you sound like a
pro. Czech is a very difficult language and what may be easily
forgiven in personal contact is embarrassing in correspondence,
CVs or business
Even good authors need proofreaders. Sure, you can use your spellcheck
program, but it doesn't catch everything and what's left may be
just enough to embarass you. There's no need to let that happen,
let us proofread your texts!
- A proofreader checks typos and grammar, but
will not edit your style, length of sentences or meaning.
- We offer proofreading only for texts written by authors,
who are native English speakers. If you write in a
second language or your text is translated, you will need editing.
Editing Texts and Translations
Do you know who helped F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and
Thomas Wolfe become famous? Max Perkins, their genius editor. There
is a difference between expressing a thought and expressing it
clearly. Many times, texts contain all the necessary information,
but they are too long or difficult to read. As an author of the
text (may it be a letter, scientific paper or a book) it's your
primary job to "put it on paper". It's your editor's
job to make it smooth.
This is especially important for texts written
in a second language or translated. With the
exception of translations provided by us, where we have the opportunity
to cooperate during translation, practically all translated
texts need editing, not just proofreading. Languages are
very different in their structure and a good editing job makes
all the difference in how people perceive you. Editors not
only fix mistakes, but make texts sound natural to a target
- An editor fixes typos, grammar, word order and sentence
structure, as well as the overall writing
- On larger or ongoing projects, editor maintains an overall
style, consistent terminology and information strucuture.
Pulling Together Your Work - Editorial Treatment of Delivered
We can take a pile of your notes, documents, quotes or audio materials
and turn them into a logical well structured document. Whether
you need an instruction manual, term paper or a book, we can help
you make sense of what materials you've written already and suggest
which pieces are missing.
- The editor will review all delivered materials and
suggest an outline (sections, chapters, lists)
to help you prioritize the information.
- Editor then implements delivered material into the suggested
structure, edits typos, grammar, formatting and overall
style of the document.