Many workplace documents fail to achieve results because they are poorly structured, unfocused and too wordy. Lack of a logical structure confuses the reader while long, complex sentences make reading difficult. This often results in requests not being acted upon or projects not being pursued.
What is extensive editing?
Extensive editing is the process of analysing the overall structure of the document as well as each individual sentence. Extensive editing involves restructuring the content to ensure a logical flow then refining each sentence to ensure clear, concise and correct language. The result is a highly polished and professional publication.
How does extensive editing work?
You provide us with your draft content and we will comprehensively edit it to ensure:
- the document has a clear aim and focus
- the content follows a logical structure
- the headings follow the correct hierarchy
- headings are engaging and written in parallel structure
- sentences are structured clearly and concisely
- acronyms and technical terms are used correctly
- use of non-discriminatory language
- correct grammar and spelling
- compliance with your organisation’s style guide or the Australian Style Manual for Authors Editors and Printers.
When can you benefit from extensive editing?
- If your document lacks a coherent structure and focus (brain dump).
- If you tend to use more words than you need.
- If your writing is difficult for others to understand.
- If your written communications are not getting the results you need.
- If you have tight deadlines and time does not allow for editing the document yourself.
- If you do not feel confident about English grammar.
Not sure whether your document needs extensive editing? Call us on 02 9238 6638 for an obligation-free assessment of your document.