Chinese Editing and Proofreading Services

In addition to Chinese translation services, YBD Translations provides Chinese Editing Services and Proofreading Services for the largest publishing companies in the UK, including Penguin Books, Blackwell Publishing and the medical and scientific publisher, Elsevier.

  • The linguists used for proofreading are all Chinese native speakers with linguistics degrees
  • Our proofreaders have undertaken specific training and are offered as a ‘second pair of eyes’
  • We offer General or Specialist Knowledge copy proofreading. Should the copy be medical in subject, we would only assign a linguist with the relevant background and experience to work on such text
  • We offer, free of charge, all post proofreading linguistic support from the linguist engaged to work on your copy
  • Before any work is undertaken, we will be happy to supply CVs of any linguist assigned to your project

Editorial Chinese proofreading

We offer quality editorial Chinese proofreading service in the following areas:

All of our Chinese proofreaders follow the 9 steps as set out below:

  1. They review the master copy to contextualise the nature of the copy and accurately reproduce a rendering of such in editorial copy.
  2. Check the proofs for spelling, grammatical errors, punctuation and any omissions.
  3. Supply any missing text, using consistent prose style and terminology as evidenced in the exiting copy.
  4. Check that the copy conveys the correct meaning
  5. Ensure that the terminology used is consistent throughout.
  6. Ensure that the terms used adhere to any localised territories’ target readership (eg: US English dental terminology -v- UK English terminology).
  7. Check that all numerical values, figures and specifications are consistent.
  8. Check the layout of the document carefully e.g.
    • position of text in copy
    • paragraphs
    • font size
    • correct font
    • correct accents (no corrupted characters)
  9. Ensure that the text in bold, italic, upper/lower case and underlined format is accurate and consistent.

Quality is a watchword at YBD, to give you even more peace of mind; we are one of the few linguistics companies in China to have obtained an ISO9001 Quality Management Systems accreditation. We are also a member of both ATC & ITI, the two most prestigious linguistics governing bodies in the UK.

For our efficiency in providing these services, last year we were awarded the Best Service Award by the Government Opportunities. The same year also saw YBD being awarded the Excellence in Customer Service award by London Chamber of Commerce.

If you need Chinese editing services and proofreading services, email us at Or simply click on “Get a Translation Quote” and send us your enquiry online.

We guarantee to get back to you within 30 minutes. You will be provided with a “no obligation” quote and will be able to see just how competitive we are.