June 10, 2010

Wordy – Have a Copy Editor Take a Look

The spell check and grammar tools on your text editing software can only do so much. When you’ve got an important research paper, essay, or report that has to be perfect, Wordy is the application to check out. Rather than relying on tools that could do more harm to your essay than good, users who sign up with Wordy get access to professional copy editors who will read and edit all types of documents for a nominal fee.

After you’ve typed up your major report or research document, send it through the Wordy site—by pasting the text or uploading the file—and let a professional copy editor take a quick look. In an instant, the application will provide both a price quote and an estimate for how much time the document will take to edit. You can adjust the estimate by including more information, such as which language the document should be edited in (Wordy lets you choose between UK or US English) or which type of document category it falls into, such as academic, fiction, corporate, or education. If the price seems reasonable, then just click Check Out and go on with your life while a professional copy editor checks your document for grammar, spelling, and structure mistakes.

If you think of a last minute comment or idea you’d like to add to your document, Wordy lets you contact your editor directly through the site. Once the editing process is done, you can download your edited file from Wordy and review all the changes that have been made. Users have two days to accept their document or ask for re-edits by the editor. For people who are less than confident about their writing abilities, Wordy is a helpful editing application that can improve all types of research papers, articles, reports, essays, and documents.

Practical Uses:

  • Get help preparing a new employee manual
  • Have a professional read your thesis before turning it in
  • Ensure the research report you’re turning in to your boss is grammatically correct
  • Spend less time editing your documents and more time enjoying life

Insider Tips:

  • Choose the specific editor you’d like to work with based on his specialties
  • Upload files or paste text into the Wordy site
  • Integrate the Wordy plugin into your WordPress site
  • Download your files from Wordy after they have been edited

What we liked:

  • Option to communicate with the editor while your file is being edited
  • Wordy edits most documents in just a matter of hours
  • Choose between individual price quotes or a monthly billing plan
  • Wordy verifies the skill of all of its editors

What we didn’t like:

  • All payments must be made in Euros


Company Info:

  • Launched: December 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded by: Anders Schepelern
  • Web site:


  • Price quotes for individual documents
  • Sharer plan is €19/month
  • Blogger plan is €39/month
  • Writer plan is €199/month
  • Publisher plan is €999/month


  1. Thank you so much for stopping by Wordy! We are doing our best to built a wow-service, and the ability to handle multiple currencies is really on the top of our wish list. In the mean time I hope you too will enjoy the fastest, most reliable way of adding professional copy-editing to your writing process. Also, be sure to check out the WordPress plugin that completely integrates Wordy copy-editing into in your WordPress installation.

  2. Hi there,

    I’d just like to say thank you for mentioning our company (Freelance Editing Services) in your article; we work hard to ensure we provide an expert, high quality service for our clients, so getting a mention here means a lot to us.

    Thanks very much,

    Paul – F.E.S.

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