Tazama Communication Design

Tazama (v): { Swahili:— to direct one's attention toward something, to look at, to see, to watch }

...More, Editing & Writing

Editing more...

Copy editing → grammatical errors, spelling and punctuation. We highlight and suggest corrections for misplaced words, misused words & phrases. Highlight heading/sub-heading formatting. Also, we edit tables, figures and lists, correct statistical annotations, footnotes, bibliographies & references, and graphical image text & photo captions.

  • Depending on you writing skills and level, copy editing can either be light (quick) or heavy (extensive)

Stylistic editing → We polish your document- eliminating jargon, run-on-sentences and dangling modifiers, correcting faulty syntax and clarifying word meaning.

Structural editing → This is intensive editing. We assess your work for organisation, cohesion and flow. We check the structure of your work and includes moving and/or cutting paragraphs, shortening/removing sentences, eliminate repeated (unneccessary) information, technical/specialised language is used correctly and consistently.

  • All corrections include comments & queries and all the changes can be tracked. Final document structure is approved by you. You can chose to make the suggested corrections and changes or not.

Proofreading → the final step in document revision before printing, presenting or launching (done on final drafts after at least one level of editing). It involves grammatical and typographic errors, inconsistencies, cross-references, page elements-headers, footers, running headers, page numbers, numbering of tables, charts, figures, page breaks), graphic placement and graphic text, table of contents, layout mistakes.

Tazama editors do proofreading on two levels:

  1. Micro Level-Ensures your writing conforms to both the writing standard of the English Language and your chosen formatting guidelines
  2. Macro Level- Ensures document flows smoothly, and concisely communicates your message to your target audience
    • Note: Editing and proofreading is not provided for documents where an external assessment evaluates for writer's language skills e.g., admission essays, term papers and class assignments

Writing more...

Content writing is based on your notes & original research, collaborative writing or re-writing existing materials. Everything is done professionally saving you time and money.The process involves- gathering material for copyediting (including research), developing content, and editing content.


Beyond precise and concise editing of documents, we also edit presentations for grammar, punctuation and visual appeal.

Our Glance Over service involves editing the document a second time after you make major changes to a first revision based on suggestions and comments (adding sections, refinements, colleague suggestions). Glance Over involves editing for punctuation, verb tense, spelling, sentence structure and vocabulary. We'll also edit for flow, accuracy and clarity. Document will be returned to you within 48hrs.

  • Your document cannot have more than 20% new material after first revision, must be re-submitted within 36hrs of first edit revision

Every editing and writing project is unique. The time and cost for each project is largely dependent on the individual service package being delivered for a client and all that encompasses it. You will get a detailed, customized proposal and estimate. For the occasional project (large or small) that has specific areas beyond our professional and creative qualifications,Tazama will consult with strategic partners within the community and collaborate with these qualified professionals in relation to the specific area.
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