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Following an email request to dr.paul.g.ellis@gmail.com (preferably well in advance, as work is often queued), or a personal visit, the draft document can be emailed to me as an MS Word document.[1]  
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I review the document in three passes,[2] using MS Word Track Changes, and reply by email as the work progresses, especially if there are queries that might benefit from an interim response by the author(s).  
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The final email will include comments on the main issues uncovered, together with the thrice-reviewed draft, which will still require the author(s) to check and accept the suggested corrections.  
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The invoice is not prepared until the client is satisfied.[3]  
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Alternatively: generally as above except that I manually mark up a version (preferably MS Word, or if supplied as a PDF it must be double-spaced with wide margins).  The result will be faxed, or scanned and emailed back, again with an accompanying email.  This method is cheaper, but requires the author to read the marked annotations and themselves insert all changes into their original document.


[1] If the topic is a specialised subfield with unusual terminology, it would be helpful to send a copy of an already-published paper, if possible also from the target journal, to exemplify the specialist terminology. Alternatively, if not clear from internet searches, I may check terms with the author.
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[2] First pass for layout, headings, consistency of section numbering and consistency of references in text with those in the References section etc., second pass for the main corrections to the text, third pass for overall consistency and flow.
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[3] For exceptionally large documents such as books, however, progress payments may be required.