Proofreading

I know how much your book or script means to you. Having gone through the painstaking process of publishing a book, I understand what you’re going through.

I have a decade of experience working with authors, helping them get their work published. I have long-term relationships with both indie authors and publishing/script companies for both books and scripts. I know just how important the relationship between an editor and author is, and I will tell you if I don’t think I can help you. Feel free to check out my testimonials for how my regular clients feel about the work I deliver.

As a former senior manager with 500 staff and reporting to board level, I am familiar with a variety of business documents. I am more than happy to chat about providing a bespoke service to fit your business culture.

Despite being British, I am thoroughly conversant with US/Canadian/Australian/Asian spelling and grammar conventions.

In addition to proofreading, I will also provide editing suggestions for improved vocabulary and readability.

For proofreading work, I complete the following checks:

  • Plagiarism validation – available on request
  • Spelling
  • Word spacing is correct
  • Sentence flow & vocabulary
  • Bullets are checked for standard usage
  • Bolding/italics are verified
  • Fonts are standard including sizes
  • Blank pages are verified
  • Garbage characters are removed
  • Separated words are connected
  • Words split between pages are connected

 

Grammar:

  • Tense usage
  • Singular/plural inconsistencies
  • Punctuation
  • Repetitive words
  • Correct capitalisation
  • Sentence structure – dangling modifiers etc.
  • Missing articles

If you’re nervous or unsure of what you need, then let’s have a chat.

What have you got to lose?

My Rates

It’s difficult to put set rates for proofreading as every document is different, and I will happily discuss a rate with you. Below are some ball-park rates for the type of work I take on; they are not set in stone, so please get in touch for a personal quote.


Bespoke packages can be put together if your needs don’t fit into a box. Discounts are available for multiple pieces of work or long-term arrangements.