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

  • Referencing


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.


Getting started

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.