Hire a Technical Proofreader
A technical proofreader can help to ensure that your documentation is clear. Technical proofreading can be useful after translation, or when a user guide has grown over time.
Our technical writers can proofread your documentation, bring it up-to-date, and ensure it meets your high standards.
Why Hire a Technical Proofreader?
Technical documentation should be as consistent as possible so that everyone can understand it. As technical writers, we try to use plain English that could be understood by a child of high-school age.
Over time, it’s common for mistakes to appear in technical documentation. This is especially true when:
- Multiple writers have contributed to a document
- A product has changed, or a few different versions of the same product exist, which can impact the clarity
- Your user guide has been translated from another language.
Our technical authors have many years of experience in applying consistency to user guides. With our support, you can iron out the wrinkles and ensure that your documentation is error-free.
Need a quote for a technical proofreader?
Send us a sample of your document and we’ll provide a fixed quotation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is technical proofreading?
Technical proofreading is the process of checking a technical document for mistakes.
It may be that the document is out-of-date, or there may be errors in the language or grammar.
How long does technical proofreading take?
Often, technical proofreading involves quite a lot of editing work too. And as the editing work increases, this can impact other areas of the user guide. For example, if we have to rewrite a section to improve the grammar, this could cause the layout to change.
When we quote, we’d be happy to provide an estimate of the turnaround time.
How does your proofreader process the changes?
We prefer to work directly in the user guide document, since that’s generally the fastest way to process changes.
However, if you intent to change the user manual format, this can be a good opportunity to proofread the content at the same time.
We typically work in specialist software that allows us to produce manuals in lots of different formats. But if all you need is a proofread of what you already have, we will try to work in the format that you already use.
Our technical writers are trained an experienced in a variety of different applications. Please contact us if you need any guidance.