DocKiFi

​​Editorial Services

Copyediting and Proofreading

Subject Areas and Expertise

  • Humanities 
  • Language and Literature 
  • Law
  • Business
  • Medical
  • Engineering
  • General Science


Languages 

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French 
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • 90+ Featured International Languages 
  • ​Indian Regional Languages

DocKiFi offers copyediting and proofreading services on a variety of academic monographs, college textbooks, professional titles, major reference works, and journals. The editorial requirements of our current clients range from electronic tagging and copy preparation to full language editing in the case of authors whose first language is not English. To cater these requirements, we provide pre-editing services and standard levels of copyediting.

For a standard level of editing, our copyeditors follow editorial guidelines based on the "Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)" as well as House Style to be specified by the publisher to ensure the following points.

  • Spelling (US and UK English), punctuation, and subject-verb agreements are checked by copyeditors in order to maintain consistency. They must be correct and appropriate for the intended readers.
  • A consistent editorial style and tone is maintained throughout the text.
  • Text is revised, where necessary, to clarify the author’s intended meaning, in harmony with the author’s own writing style.
  • Discrepancies, errors, ambiguities, irrelevancies, etc., in content and structure are rectified.
  • Flag or raise queries to author and clarified or resolved.
  • Content requiring legal opinion (libel, plagiarism, blasphemy, etc.) or copyright clearance is identified and brought to the attention of the author or publisher.


Recruitment and Training 

These are the keys to our success. We test and carefully screen experienced copyeditors and fine tune through training. Editing instruction is based on modules that our managing editors have devised and teach. The modules cover general copyediting, demonstrations of DocKiFi’s framework includes tools and processes, and client-specific requirements. Testing occurs throughout the training, and the test results are discussed with the team to help in learning. Class members also practice copyediting with other team members as observers.

Our copyeditors are assigned to client-based teams to ensure that they are familiar with specific styles followed by publishers. They belong to diverse academic backgrounds. These allow us to edit a wide range of subject matters, including the following:

  • Humanities (Geography, Economics, Philosophy, History, Politics, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Language and Literature (English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi)
  • Laws (Criminal, Labor, Tax, Civil, Property) 
  • Business (Commerce, Taxation, Auditing)
  • Medical (General Medicine, Dental, Gynecology)
  • Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Electronics, Communication)
  • General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Geology).