In traditional publishing, proofreading is the final stage after a manuscript has been copy-edited and formatted. The 'proofs' are reviewed for minor errors that slipped through the net. This stage is often considered the last line of defence for mistakes like:
Spelling, grammar and punctuation
Numbering, lists and headings
Table of contents
What's the process?
As with copy-editing, I use Word’s Track Changes feature. If you request it, I can work on a hard copy of the document and use the BSI proofreading marks.
What do you get?
I provide all clients with the following on completion of a job:
A tracked-changes Word file
A comments-only Word file
If requested, I can also provide the above as PDFs.
What does it cost?
I offer a free sample edit to all prospective clients, to give you a feel for my editing style and to allow me to understand how much work is needed. After this, I can provide you with an accurate quote. As a rough guide, proofreading tends to cost between £0.004 – £0.010 per word.
To get a quote for a project, please feel free to get in touch with me directly.
Click the button below to request a free sample edit and I will arrange this with you. Once I have reviewed your sample, I will give you a quote for the work and an estimate of how long it will take to complete.
If you agree to go ahead with a proofread, I will require a 50% deposit. Once this is paid, you can send me your full manuscript and I will book you in.