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How do I start using Wordy?

30 June 2016 | Johan Saeverud

How do I start using Wordy

Click GET STARTED and upload your text to get a free instant price quote and an approximate delivery time for proofreading, copy-editing or rewriting. Check out your order to send it to our editors. Once your job has been picked up, you can contact your editor directly from the job’s page.

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What does editing involve?

1 July 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Editing sample

Wordy’s copy-editing and proofreading process involves correcting grammar and punctuation and ensuring correct usage, internal consistency in usage and coherent logical structure.

Wordy editors will always provide corrections for incorrect or nonstandard grammar or usage; they will sometimes reorder or consolidate sentences. Occasionally, they may suggest reordering paragraphs, although larger-scale reorganisation, particularly of long documents, is outside of Wordy’s scope. This process may be called copy-editing or line editing.

Wordy editors do not fact check or do research, and they typically do not edit or cross-check references. They may change references from one style to another or reformat a document according to your specifications, but if there are more than a few references or the document to be formatted is more than a page or two, the job should be entered as a content rewrite.

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What does rewriting involve?

1 July 2016 | Anders Schepelern

A content rewrite is a more substantive edit than a basic Wordy edit. For a content rewrite, your Wordy editor will substantially reword and reorganise your content to improve consistency, flow and readability. They may, if requested, condense a document to a given word count. This process is what many editors call a substantive edit.

You should also request a content rewrite if you require any significant work beyond the scope of a basic edit, such as reformatting a long document or restyling references.

Note that Wordy editors do not do research or fact-checking. They will not expand your text significantly or provide substantial new material. They do not complete incomplete references or cross-check references.

When you request a content rewrite, you should provide a brief message telling the editor exactly what you’re looking for, including information regarding any length limits or other restrictions you must work within.

Please note that editors can request a rewrite upgrade if deemed necessary. You’ll have the option to cancel the job or accept the rewrite upgrade (and added cost).

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Which languages do you edit?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Per August 2017 we offer proofreading, editing and rewriting in variations of English (UK, US, CAN, etc.).

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How do you edit Microsoft PowerPoint files?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Programs like PowerPoint are meant to reduce thoughts to the barest form of expression: bullet points and slogans. Elegance is completely beside the point. For the same reason, Wordy editors aim for good consistency and proper wording.

Since PowerPoint doesn’t have Word’s Track Changes feature, editors will make changes directly on the slide. You can use PowerPoint’s “Compare” function to compare the original and edited presentation. If relevant, editors can also leave comments on a slide, using the “Comment” feature.

See also “How can I view the changes in a Microsoft PowerPoint file?”.

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How can I view the changes in a Microsoft PowerPoint file?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Open the original PowerPoint presentation, then click the ‘Review’ pane and choose ‘Compare’.

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How can I track the spending on my account?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

Billing details

You can track your spending under the ‘Billing’ tab on your profile page.

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How do I get a receipt and/or invoice for a payment?

9 September 2017 | Anders Schepelern

All invoices/receipts are available from your Billing window:

Billing details

Please note that jobs which are paid for with credits don’t have invoices/receipts – invoices/receipts are only generated for cash payments of jobs and credit packages.

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Can you issue me a receipt for your service?

13 August 2016 | Anders Schepelern

All receipts are available for download on the ‘Billing’ page.

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On the payment screen, I get the error message: ‘The payment was unsuccessful.’ What should I do?

11 September 2017 | Anders Schepelern

This is probably due to an unsuccessful transfer of your payment information from the old Wordy platform. Go to your Billing window and update your payment details:

Update payment details

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