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Will you just carry out a spelling and grammar check?

The short answer to this is no.

The long answer is, as a professional editor, I work in the same way as a traditional publisher. That is to say, I prepare a writer's manuscript for publication, taking it through all the necessary stages, whether I have any involvement in the actual publication or not. Any writer who plans on publishing their work, so that it is to be made available to the public, needs their work professionally edited .

The problem for a professional editor, with carrying out just a spelling and grammar check, is that they will notice editing issues that are naturally made in the course of writing. These issues will be difficult to ignore, and so the editor is likely to put in more effort to present the writer's work in the best way it can be, whilst not being paid for that effort.

Often when a writer asks for a spelling and grammar check, they are asking for more, such as reading for sense. This then becomes part of the editing remit, and requires an additional skillset.

It is easy for a writer to carry out their own spelling and grammar check by utilising those features that come with their word processing software.

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