Proofreading for everyone

Files we accept

We accept files in all major file formats, including OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, PDF (Acrobat) and plain text. We accept Mac files if they are first converted to a format suitable for opening on a PC.

Regrettably, we cannot accept desktop publishing files such as Corel Ventura, Indesign, Quark Express, Publisher or similar. Just extract the text and send us the file.

PDF files

When working on pdf files we make corrections by creating comments and annotations, since we cannot alter the text. When you get the file back, you need to go through it and accept or reject each alteration individually and then enter each correction you accept into the original file and regenerate the pdf. Therefore, after you receive the polished file from FastProof, you must set aside time to enter the changes.

Layout and formatting

Word processing programs sometimes change the layout when we alter the text. For example, line endings can change and move forwards or backwards. Regrettably, we cannot always restore the formatting to the way it was. However, we cannot accept liability for any changes resulting from the corrections we make. It is your responsibility to correct any such unacceptable changes.

We advise you to preserve the original formatting by making a backup of the original document before sending it to us.