Proofreading

Are you looking for a proofreader?

First impressions are extremely important, and you usually only get one chance to make a great one. If you are ready to publish your novel and are looking for a second pair of eyes to do a final once-over on your manuscript, you’ve come to the right place.

   Proofreading is a passion of mine and I strive for perfection in my work. I am only human, but I pay great attention to detail, and will do my absolute best to note any grammatical errors that may be present in your manuscript. I want your book to look as polished as it can before publication, and I promise to do my very best to make that happen.

What does my proofreading service provide?

I will do a one-time surface edit of your manuscript to look for grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes/errors sometimes easily overlooked, including all of the following:

  • Misspelled Words
  • Incorrect/Missing/Extra Words
  • Punctuation Errors (including, but not limited to: missing commas, periods, or quotation marks).
  • Grammar Errors (Errors that only need simple fixes will be noted.)

I will also ensure consistency in:

  • Hyphenation
  • Capitalization

If you have any general questions or concerns regarding my proofreading service, I will be more than happy to answer them. Please use the short form on my Contact page, otherwise fill out the proofreading form below. All communications between myself and the author will be conducted via email.

*Please note that proofreading is the FINAL step and should only be done after ALL of your edits are complete.

What manuscripts do I accept?

I accept manuscripts in the following formats:

  • *Microsoft Word Document
  • *Google Doc

*I use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word or the comment feature in Google Docs to document any errors I may come across in your manuscript. That way it will be easier for you to review any changes you may need to make before publication.

How long does it take?

The time frame to proofread your manuscript will vary depending on the length and severity of the corrections that need to be marked. Turnaround time is usually 3-5 days or less. However, I will try to accommodate your schedule the best that I can. If you need it rushed, an additional fee will apply.

What do I charge?

$.003* per word

Example: $.003 x 80,000 words = $240

I round to the nearest dollar amount.

Payments are only accepted via PayPal.

*Price subject to change.

Payment/Cancellation Policy 

Half of your fee is due upon booking my proofreading service. Work will begin once I have received payment and your manuscript via email. The remaining 50% of your bill is due upon completion of the proofreading service, and your manuscript will be returned to you once your bill is paid in full. If you need to cancel, you must do so within the first seven (7) days after submission, or you will be responsible for 50% of your total bill. If you need to reschedule, there will be no financial penalty. By submitting your manuscript, you are agreeing to these terms.

Do you want to hire me?

If you would like me to proofread your manuscript, please fill out the proofreading form below. If you have general questions or concerns, please use the short form on my Contact page. Thank you so much for your interest and consideration, and I look forward to working with you!

– Julia

Please allow up to 24 hours for a response. Thank you!

Proofreading Form

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