Spell checkers are notorious for missing homophones (e.g.: their/they’re/there, your/you’re, a lot/allot), for instance. Grammar checkers can be confused by writing styles which intentionally stretch and test the boundaries of the style guides, or by the difficulties encountered by foreign-language learners seeking to express complex thoughts in their new language. And while informal writing can benefit enormously from a descriptive rather than prescriptive approach to linguistics, it is still the case that the ability to use just the right language to suit the context and goals of the communication can be the difference between success and failure in achieving those goals.
Good editors recognize the context of a given text, and tailor the process to fit that context. A set of instructions for configuring e-mail, produced by an ISP with an edgy brand identity, is going to need language which would be entirely unsuitable for a guide intended to help the newly-bereaved cope with their loss. The Cogitantes editors are experienced, careful experts in custom-tailoring of text to accomplish authors’ goals, accented by a strong familiarity with the various popular style guides used in the UK, US and Canada: Oxford, AP, Chicago, Strunk & White, and CP. Time and cost estimates are available upon request.