Difference between Proofreading and Editing PLUS

Here´s an overview of our correction services

Many students wonder which service is right for their Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, or dissertation: Editing PLUS or Proofreading?

The answer totally depends on the individual’s writing skills. To answer the question of whether proofreading or editing PLUS is the right service for you we’ll compare editing PLUS and proofreading and provide you with clear information on the differences and similarities between the two services. Every student will find the right option to suit their needs!

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Difference between proofreading and editing

Proofreading a Bachelor’s thesis

Example of proofreading

Proofreading example

Editing a Bachelor’s thesis

Example of editing PLUS

Editing example

Definition of proofreading:

Proofreading is defined in the Oxford dictionary as:

“Read (printer’s proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors.”

Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/proofread

Definition of editing:

Editing is defined in the Oxford dictionary as:

“1. Prepare (written material) for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it.

1.1 Choose material for (a film or radio or television program) and arrange it to form a coherent whole.

1.2 Change (text) on a computer.”

Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/edit

Explanation by BachelorPrint

What this entails:

  • Correction of spelling mistakes
  • Correction of punctuation (commas, periods, hyphenation, dashes etc.)
  • Correction of grammar (declension, conjugation, tense consistency etc.).

In proofreading, the focus is on spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Explanation by BachelorPrint

For many people, this definition raises more questions than it answers. We’ll give you an understandable explanation of what is entailed in editing academic papers.

In academic editing:

  • the writing style of the Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, or other work will be optimized.
  • the use of expressions will be improved by replacing terms with more appropriate formulations.
  • your work is transformed into an easily readable text and not simply a sequence of facts.
  • in addition to language optimization, a classic proofreading will be carried out in which spelling, punctuation, and grammar will be corrected.
  • your intellectual property will not be changed, but will remain self-written and authentic
  • the ‘thread’ through the work will be improved

Proofreading or Editing PLUS – Who needs what?

As different as one student is from the other, so are language skills. Some have trouble finding the right words, but are great at spelling and punctuation. Others have trouble with the formal aspects, but can express themselves perfectly.

In particular with major theses, such as a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis, you feel a certain amount pressure to not make mistakes. Yet the opposite is often the case and instead of excellently written formulations, the work is simply a list of facts and the simplest comma rules are forgotten. Here Editing PLUS, or at least proofreading, would make the all-important difference.

Proofreading or editing? Overview of our correction services

Correction servicesExplanation
Classic proofreadingIf you have problems with punctuation, classic proofreading is just right for you. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis will be checked.
Correction quick checkWith the correction quick check, you have the possibility to select 3 pages from your work and they will be checked for spelling and punctuation so that you can better judge your own work.
Editing PLUSIf you have difficulty finding the right words, professional editing PLUS can help. As well as spelling, grammar, and punctuation, with editing PLUS, stylistic revisions are made to improve the style and expression of your work.
Cover page checkIn the cover page check, we check all the elements of your cover page to make sure that everything is correct!
Final format checkTo get the perfect result, there is also a final formal check, so you can make sure that all the formalities of your work are completed correctly.

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Do you already know that expressing your ideas and using eloquent phrasing are not your strong point? Then professional editing PLUS is just the thing for you. Our editors will help you express what you want to say.

This service transforms a bland text into something that is interesting to read. 

For all others, we recommend professional proofreading. Why professional? Read more here….

Proofreading – Editing PLUS? BachelorPrint!

Anyone who has committed to university studies wants to round off their studies with the best possible thesis. Thanks to our years of experience, we can guarantee you one thing: our professional editors know how to make your Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, or any other thesis shine!

Put more precisely: regardless of which offer you’re interested in, we’ll always look at your work and recommend which correction service is right for you.

For example, if you have chosen proofreading but the language in your work also needs to be optimized, then we will contact you and recommend that you also go for Editing PLUS.

Of course, the other way around, it works the same: you’ve opted for Editing PLUS because you’re not sure whether your work will be good enough for the examiners in terms of expression and wording. However, if we think that classic proofreading would be sufficient, of course we’ll inform you.

Tip: Our quality standard for proofreading and editing PLUS

Your success in our professional hands

Our quality standard is no less than making your work perfect!

You’ve made every effort to make your work perfect. That’s why we’ll do the same for you! Our team of highly qualified academic editors will ensure that your work is even further optimized. Your success is our goal.

And you´ll thank us for it! Our reviewers appreciate the fact that along with our professional proofreaders, we want to get the best out of your work.

Do you want to put your academic work in the fast lane? Then send an email to proofreading@bachelorprint.com. We’ll help you!

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