Report editing

Our experts tackle complex research material to improve readability and ensure consistency.

Quality-assured editorial services for high-impact reports

Report writing can quickly become a headache. There are multiple contributors to coordinate, style guidelines to implement, tone of voice to consider and constant updates to juggle. A safe pair of editorial hands can bring everything together to ensure your message makes sense, your figures back up what you’re saying and your brand or organisational priorities shine through.

In addition to scalable capacity, Tate & Clayburn offers the flexibility you need when the unexpected happens, taking the stress out of the most unruly projects. Above all, we approach each new report thoughtfully. We take time to get to know what you need from it – so the final result is exactly what you and your readers are looking for. We’ll also fit into your production process seamlessly to satisfy your needs as efficiently and creatively as we can.

We can provide copyediting in conjunction with proofreading, copywriting, translation and design for clients in search of a one-stop shop, and if you’re based in London, we can arrange for in-house editors and even editorial teams to work on site.

Some examples of documents we edit:

  • research reports
  • financial reports
  • annual reports
  • working documents
  • discussion papers
  • internal control reports
  • working documents
  • discussion papers
  • internal control reports
  • audit reports
  • shareholder reports
  • market analyses

Why choose Tate & Clayburn?


Certified quality

We’ve achieved the globally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.

Exceptional team

Our hand-picked experts are trusted by hundreds of discerning clients worldwide.

Trust and confidentiality

We treat our clients’ data and intellectual property with the utmost care.

Customer service

Our customers give great feedback – because we don’t rest until they’re thrilled with our work.

Capacity and speed

We draw on all the resources we need to fit in with your schedule.

How we edit reports

  • We overhaul your language, ensuring that it is clear and expertly written, suitable for your readership and consistent throughout.
  • We take a rigorous look at every element of your report – from double-checking your acknowledgements to making sure your argument is logical and your figures and tables back it up.
  • We often train our team in organisations’ specific requirements and use all the tricks of the trade to ensure absolute consistency across your report.
  • We’re used to detailed style guides and have tried-and-tested methods in place to bring our team up to speed on them.

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Frequently asked questions

We place quality at the heart of everything we do, and we’re proud to be certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2015, the globally recognised quality standard. We only work with experienced and fully vetted editors and proofreaders, and our strict in-house quality-checking processes make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Read more about our approach to quality.

The work and personal data you share with us are treated as strictly confidential. All our team members are fully vetted and have signed a contract and non-disclosure agreement. We never share your details or documents with third parties, and we delete data once they are no longer needed. To find out more, please see our privacy policy.

We can usually edit or proofread short documents in as little as 24 hours. Let us know your deadline and we’ll do our absolute best to meet it.
All varieties! We most commonly work in British, American, Canadian and Australian English, but we’ll adapt to whatever preferences you have.
We work with all kinds of files. We most commonly edit and proofread in MS Word as changes can be easily tracked, but we also work in Google Docs, PDFs, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, LaTeX, InDesign and most other file types that are sent our way.

Once we’ve finished editing or proofreading your document, we’ll send it back in the format of your choice. If it’s a file type that supports tracked changes (such as MS Word or Google Docs), our suggestions and comments will be clearly marked up in the document.

Of course, if you have any questions after we’ve sent you the final document, we’re more than happy to answer them.

We do everything we possibly can to correct all errors in a document. We hire only experienced editors and proofreaders with a keen eye for detail, and we have a strict quality assurance policy in place. We’re also certified for compliance with globally recognised quality management standard ISO 9001:2015, which means we place customer satisfaction and quality at the heart of everything we do. Despite all of this, human error is still possible and we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy.
We calculate the cost of copyediting and proofreading based on the number of words in your document and the amount of work involved (for example, a heavy copyedit will cost more than a light proofread as more work is involved in reworking the document). Send us your document and deadline (or a sample of your text and the total word count) and we’ll get back to you with a free, speedy and precise quote.

We accept payment via bank transfer and PayPal, which includes card payments via the PayPal interface.

For individual clients, we ask that you pay up front the first time we work together; after that, we’ll switch to 30-day invoicing. For businesses, universities and other organisations, we understand that you would most likely prefer an invoice on completion. We’ll ask for your business address, and our payment terms are 30 days from the date of invoicing.

Don’t worry in the least! For most of our academic clients, we liaise directly with the finance department to sort out the admin, so you can focus on the research side of things. If you put us in touch with the relevant team, we’ll work through the supplier registration, quoting and invoicing process with them. Just let us know how you prefer to work and we’ll fit in with you.
Yes, as long as you can provide us with a full business address. For individual clients, we ask that you pay up front the first time we work together; after that, we’ll switch to 30-day invoicing.

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