Copyediting (or copy-editing/copy editing), proofreading (or proof-reading/proofing), typesetting, editing services that we have been doing for individuals and organizations, and for publishers and editing services around the world which got work from clients, at a fraction of the cost they charged, have been bringing our customers back to us repeatedly.
We started providing these services directly, eliminating the
middleman, so that clients could get even better services,
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We are copy editors, proofreaders, editors, copywriters, typesetters, book and book-cover designers, editorial consultants, and an editorial service with more than 20 years of experience, having worked on a variety of documents and formats. We work mostly in MS Word and Pagemaker, and also do formatting and conversion to PDF. More…
For many persons, English is a second language (ESL). They need the help of an expert.
a very large number of people, though English is their mother tongue,
are immersed in the technicalities of their own subject, not going into
the finer points of the language. So even persons whose knowledge of
English is good prefer taking no chances on the minutiae of the
language, and have an expert go through it with a pair of discerning
eyes and hone their otherwise good language.
We use American or British English and style, as
desired, and standard style manuals like the Chicago Manual, Hart’s
Rules, Ritter’s Oxford Style Manual, Butcher’s Copy-editing, and the style sheets universities
expect their students to follow, and are familiar with formats in use.
We do editing,
copy-editing (i.e. copyediting; content/substantive, and line/mechanical), rewriting,
proofreading (i.e. proofing) of scholarly books
on medicine specializations and
super-specializations (like gastroenterology, psychiatry, cardiology, neural engineering,
by subject-matter experts, where required), psychology,
paramedicine, law, international affairs, sociology, political
science, economics, finance, management, philosophy, terrorism
and security subjects, NBC warfare, fiction, children’s
books, general technical, autobiographies/memoirs, spiritualism, etc.
We are fastidious about the consistency in a book, and the styling of references (in-text, footnotes, endnotes, and biblios), as given to us by the author, or as required by the style sheet of the publisher for whom it is intended. More…
As for books.
Theses, Dissertations As for books.
an otherwise well-made CV, but one which lacks 'the professional
touch' leaves, at the subconscious level, an indeterminate, intangible
feeling of 'something being lacking'. A résumé needs to stand out
from the crowd so that you
are the one who’s selected. And it’s a war out there!
Formatting, styling, and presentation here may matter even more (please
see below) than copy-editing alone. Our Resume Design service by Dhriti Bahl Duggal
provides professional services perfect for entry-level employees all the way to junior managers. and
executive services are crafted for top-level execs, board members and directors.
Hardware/Software/User Manuals We do copy-editing
of computer hardware, software, networking, and user manuals.
do copywriting/rewriting/copy-editing of official, personal, business,
sales, cover letters, letters on sensitive or delicate
subjects, where it is imperative—or at
least desirable—that the recipient/s not be antagonized or offended,
that they understand and become inclined to accepting the writer’s
concerns, from an office circular, to a very
personal letter breaking an engagement, etc.
newsletters, letters, tour itineraries, user manuals, etc.
have written text and conceptualized software instructions for
children’s books on history, English and math for the National
Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), and for the Shell Group in
India’s e-learning division for making CDs.
Some of the things we see, correct, and make consistent in books, journals, theses, dissertations, papers, articles, CVs/bios/resumes, letters, etc. are: headings (of different levels in decreasing order of importance); fonts, and font sizes; indents; tables; figures; and references.
We design books, journals, newsletters, brochures, leaflets, and covers.
We (formerly Lipika Editorial Services, Managing Editor Dhiren Bahl, topping with Distinction-levels in English, French and General Science and an advanced diploma part two in French; Consultant Pritty Bahl, PhD) have done work for some of the biggest names in publishing, like Oxford University Press, Sage, Prentice-Hall, Kluwer Academic/Plenum, Blackwell Science US, Tata McGraw-Hill, law publishers like Beard Books (Washington, d.c.), etc., and for institutions like the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (Colombo), National Council for Applied Economic Research, the Planning Commission of India, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), Forum for Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, innumerable theses, dissertations, articles and papers on medical and scientific subjects for individuals, and done copy-editing for other editorial services worldwide. More…
Every document, job, or communication received from our clients remains absolutely confidential, and only the editor working on it is privy to them. We do not divulge contact details of our clients. We will not even publish an unsolicited testimonial without the express written permission of our clients.
We will make every effort to do your job according to your instructions and in continuous consultation with you. But if you are not satisfied, please tell us where we did not come up to your expectations, and we will refund your payment.
believe in unilaterally imposing arbitrary, one-sided terms and/or
conditions on our clients. We
trust our clients will deal with us as any reasonable person would, just
as they would expect us
to deal with them, with
politeness, tact, competence, and promptness. We do
want our clients to keep coming back to us, and also recommending us to
their colleagues and friends.
Just ‘customers’, or ‘Raving Fans’?
for copy-editing, proofreading and other editing services vary worldwide between US$20
and US$50 per hour. We
charge approximately US$8 per hour, all-inclusive, depending upon
the effort and time we estimate we will need to put in on a particular
job, and its urgency. Our charges are for all
the work agreed upon, which may include copy-editing/proofing, and
formatting, and any applicable taxes: there are no unpleasant surprises,
hidden charges, or any fine print. You will pay us from 30
to 50 per cent less, for the same or a better
and quicker job. If
the whole job varies
from the sample, we may need to revise our estimate in consultation with
Do compare our rates with those of others.
Ask us for a free, no-obligation quote.
We have several payment options for you to choose from. Making payment is simple through TimesOfMoney.com or PayPal'shigh-security link below for easy online payments, or by bank-to-bank wire transfer—and also in instalments.
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We never quote the names of our clients without their express written permission, to protect their privacy. Just some unsolicited testimonials of the kind we receive are below (copied and pasted verbatim).
'Thank you for the great and fast work.' (From the Madrid author of a series of papers for NATO and for international journals.)
'WordsWay is our trusted friend and editor.' (From the director of an international institute.)
'…to work with you was a pleasant experience'; 'Beside your professional ablities…you guided me very assiduously'; 'I am really very grateful to you.' (From the author of a book on political science.)
'I do feel that you have put in a lot of effort into chapter 1 (parts 1 and 2), which I think has been more than either of us has expected so I am happy to pay you double for the chapter (if you agree).' (From the London author of a book on Western music theory.)
'…express my gratitude for a job excellently done'; 'I was delighted with the quality of work and professionalism.' (From the author of a book on spiritualism.)
'I greatly appreciate your efforts'; 'Perfect…' (From the Yale author of a thesis on international law.)
'Thanks again. I’m very pleased with your work and I will give your contact to other portuguese colleagues.' (From the Lisbon author of a paper on schizophrenia.)
'Everything is fine. Thanks for the excellent work'; 'Many thanks (again)!' (From the Madrid author of a paper on toxin weapons.)
'My paper is published in the march issue
IIM bangalore Management Review…My heartfelt thanks to you. I hope you
will help me in my efforts to publish more in near future.' (From the author of a prize-winning article on
us your job requirement, preferably with a sample, and we’ll respond
with a firm quote and a job number in a few hours. Do mention whether you
need the output in a particular format, e.g. Word, PageMaker, PDF, etc.,
and whether you prefer to get only a corrected copy instead of two
(another showing tracked changes as well). Please tell us the total word count
, how urgent your
job is, and any other information you think may help us in doing the
CD/DVD or email attachment in any of the following formats (IBM-compatible):
We have the latest anti-virus protection, updated daily so that we do not pass on viruses to our clients’ machines. We request you also to kindly scan your emails, attachments/CDs for viruses before you send them. It’s preferable to send Winzip files if the files are large, or our FTP site can be used.
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