Description of Services
Editorial services play a key role in the publishing value chain, where the raw content or manuscript by the author is subject to a series of review and editing processes, before it is accepted and made available for publication either online or by print.
Whether it is technical content or business and commercial news, editors play a very important role in adding value and enriching the content to make it readable, newsworthy, conforming to the house style of the publishers and without any grammatical and factual errors.
Specific Scope Offerings
Some of the editorial services offered by Scope are:
Editorial Services for Technical Content
Editorial Workflow Administration
Scope's trained editors can handle the entire manuscript handling process from peer reviewer selection, tracking of manuscripts, reminders to peer reviewers, and style checking of manuscripts. Our editors have the expertise to work with many of the online editorial and content management tools and platforms used by leading publishers.
Scope's editors can work in tandem with the authors in editing and fine tuning their manuscript. They can also provide services such as fact checking and content enrichment to enhance the authenticity and readability of the manuscript.
All terminologies related to the subject and their coherence to the content are checked and corrected. Appearance of the figures, resolution and their placement in the content are checked. The citations of the figures and tables are checked for their appropriate positioning in the text.
Manuscripts are checked for proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, semantics, and terminology. Consistency in the language (for e.g. British English or American English) is also verified.
The manuscript is formatted according to its house-style. The title, author names, affiliations, abstract, main text, heading levels, running heads and footers, folios, list, references, cross references, figures, and tables are formatted and styled based on the client's specification. Consistency in the font, color, point size, type, case, alignment, justification, breaking and spacing is maintained.
Proofreading is performed to check for typos, spell errors, formatting errors, and reviewing of the text.
Editorial Services for Business and Commercial News Services
News summary content is based on a judicious mix of essential information that needs to be presented to the user. Scope's content developers have vast experience in preparing summaries, with connotations customized for the target audience.
Press Report Analysis
Scope professionals analyze press reports thoroughly and present an expert opinion from the analysis so performed integrated with their own insights. The in-depth analysis is utilized by many leading organizations in India, the UK and the US.
Scope compiles newsletters based on secondary research, providing an insight into company-related activities to help clients build a realistic opinion on a company's current position. Scope experts carefully sift through overwhelming journalistic jargon and provide only a neutral account of facts, to filter out misleading information and tall, unverifiable claims.
Scope's Media Monitoring services involve close tracking of media coverage to provide insights into the media exposure, risks and consumer sentiment of clients' customers, as well as those of their competitors. Using client's media analysis framework, Scope can efficiently plot, classify and assess media sentiment across a range of parameters in addition to the broad-level positive, negative and neutral sentiments. With automated media monitoring tools, Scope can monitor diverse media including online newspapers, blogs, discussion forums, podcasts and transcripts. Scope is also equipped to interpret long and complex corporate transcripts including earnings calls and investor conference presentations to provide concise and incisive event briefs.
Product and Service Descriptions
With a vast pool of engineers, Scope has strong capabilities in understanding products and services in detail and interpreting datasheets to provide succinct and search-engine friendly descriptions of your products/ services or those of your clients. Wide exposure to domains allows us to identify the various terms used to refer to the same product in different regions on the globe. Scope is also adept at updating product databases and maintaining them for you over longer.
Scope has a well experienced pool of editorial staff, trained and well versed in different styles of English Usage (US vs UK) and access to industry standard style manuals for editing such as The Chicago Manual of Style, The AMA Style Guide, and similar resources.
Scope uses assisted automation tool to provide the first level editing checks and this will be further validated by human editors, in order to improve the productivity of the editors and consistency in the editing process.
By off-shoring editorial services from Scope, clients can free-up their key resources and benefit from the cost savings due to reduced person hour cost. Also, scope ensures that the editing services are in conformance to the global publishing standards and usage of language. Using the time differences, Scope can also provide a fast turnaround to meet the critical publishing deadline of clients.