Livingston Proof lets you take care of business while we take care of the fine print—making sure your documents are as professional and error-free as possible.

We provide English-language proofreading, layout, and document formatting for business and government. Please note that we do not provide editing services. Although we have editorial training and experience, we specialize in proofreading, layout, and formatting to best serve our clients.

Document formatting includes making sure that your document’s styles, sections, headers and footers, headings, lists (bulleted and numbered), table of contents, and more are correct and in top shape. A complete list of items is included in each quote.

Our primary focus is longer documents, such as user manuals, policy and employee manuals, and book manuscripts (both fiction and non-fiction). However, we also turn our years of experience to web content, marketing materials, and almost any text in the English language.

We can work from your house style guide or create one for your project. Our reference tools include

MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition

The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition

Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition

The New York Public Library Writer’s Guide to Style and Usage

Collins English Dictionary, Canadian Edition

Most professional proofreading and layout today is done onscreen using digital files, and our file-transfer provider is fully compliant with privacy requirements (US – HIPAA compliance as a Business Associate; Canada – PIPEDA, PIPA, FIPPA, ATIPPA, PHIPA).

To talk to us about how we can take care of your formatting and proofreading needs, just call or email using our Contact page.

We look forward to hearing from you!