Proofreading is the final check in the publishing process. A mistake, whether it’s a simple typo or a glaring plot-hole, can distract your readers and take them out of the story. Worse, the error can sometimes obscure your intended meaning!
The truth is, writers are people. Mistakes happen, especially when you’ve written and rewritten your novel several times. It’s no surprise that some things slip through the net. My job is to catch those devious typo gremlins and help you publish a polished, error-free novel.
Issues addressed by proofreading
Grammar and punctuation
Spelling and typing errors
Textual consistency (e.g. hyphenation and capitalisation)
Typographic consistency (e.g. font size and style)
Sentence structure (syntax)
Clarity of prose
Layout consistency (e.g. line spacing, text alignment and paragraph indentation)
Revised copy provided via MS Word Track Changes.
How much does it cost?
My standard rate for a proofreading service is £0.0030 per word. To make it easier, I’ve put typical breakdowns in the table below.
Please note: Projects over 20,000 words are eligible for a 3,000 word discount. Additionally, staggered payment plans are available for repeat clients.