We use Associated Press Stylebook for grammar and editing, unless otherwise specified by our contracts, for our health sciences editing assignments. We carefully adhere to the style guide, we check facts, reading levels, and readability or reader agreement. We review and edit the following:
- Style guide adherence: Does the writing sample follow the recommended style guide policies? We review the style and make any necessary edits to match style requirements for the site.
- Fact checking: Does the writer accurately represent the source used for each claim? Does each source meet sourcing guidelines outlined in the style guide?
- Reading level: Does the page use plain, accessible language for a lay audience?
- Readability/reader engagement: Is the tone appropriate for the recommended site and for the topic?