Proofreading

First impressions are extremely important, and you usually only get one chance to make a great one. If you are ready to publish, or have already published, your novel or novella and are looking for a fresh set of eagle eyes to do a final once-over on your manuscript, you’ve come to the right person.

My name is Julia Griffis and I’m an avid romance reader, blogger, and proofreader. Proofreading is a passion of mine, and I love helping authors perfect and polish their manuscripts. I pride myself in being personable, professional, and providing a thorough and affordable line-by-line proofing in a timely and efficient manner. I’m only human, but strive for perfection in my work and pay great attention to detail. I’m a meticulous proofreader that will read over your manuscript with a fine-tooth comb to find any typographical, grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors that may be present. I proofread post-edit and previously published works of romantic fiction. I don’t proofread nonfiction, paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi, dark romance, horror, LGBTQ, or graphic novels/novellas. I use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and other online resources for reference, unless directed otherwise.

Please ensure your manuscript has already been completely edited before sending it to me for proofreading. If significant editing issues are present, I reserve the right to return the manuscript or charge an additional fee (which will be discussed with you before invoicing) for the extra work.

What I Do

I’m a meticulous proofreader that will do one thorough line-by-line read-through of your manuscript to look for all of the following errors:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Typos
  • Incorrect/Missing/Extra Words
  • Minor Inconsistencies
  • Tense Issues

Microsoft Word with Track Changes and comments

I use Microsoft Word with Track Changes and comments to mark/correct any errors I may come across in your manuscript. That way it will be easier for you to review and accept or reject any changes I’ve made to your manuscript before publication.

No manuscript is one hundred percent perfect, so I highly encourage you to carefully review the final manuscript before publishing. No changes are made to your manuscript without your final approval.

Testimonials

Julia has proofread every one of my books, and each time I’m amazed by her attention to detail and professionalism. You won’t find someone with a better eye, or who does a more thorough job than Julia. I can’t stress how highly I recommend her and her services.”  Inda Herwood, Author of YA and NA romances

Julia, The Romance Bibliophile, just proofed my manuscript and I am so excited to have worked with her. She was efficient, on schedule, and offered up some helpful tips that I incorporated into the story. Can’t wait to work with her again on my next novel! Sara Ney, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Julia and I recently started working together, and I was thrilled with her timeliness, attention to detail, and professionalism. I am very particular about my proofreading, and she followed my instructions to the letter. I will definitely be hiring her in the future!” — Melanie Harlow, USA Today Bestselling Author

“It’s extremely rare to find a proofreader as thorough as Julia. She found dozens of mistakes in my manuscript even after it had already been edited. I will definitely hire her again for my next project.” — R.S. Grey, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Julia is amazing! Her dedication to detail is phenomenal. I can count on her to find the smallest typos and ensure my final product is as clean as it can be. I highly recommend using her!”  A.L. Jackson, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

“I feel so lucky to have found Julia. Not only was she thorough and professional, but her quick turnaround was much appreciated. I will definitely be working with her again!” — Teagan Hunter, Amazon Bestselling Author

“I will never publish another book without using Julia. She’s prompt, efficient, detailed, and makes the proofreading process a breeze.” Corinne Michaels, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author

“If you think your manuscript is clean as is, chances are Julia’s eagle eye will prove you wrong. Julia is thorough, timely, and never changes anything unnecessarily. The perfect proofreading experience.” Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Authors

Authors I Work/Have Worked With:

Inda Herwood

Sara Ney

Melanie Harlow

R.S. Grey

A.L. Jackson

Teagan Hunter

Corinne Michaels

Helena Hunting

Amy Daws

Penelope Ward

Vi Keeland

*Terms and Conditions

Turnaround Time

The time frame to proofread your manuscript will vary depending on the word count and severity of the typos that need to be corrected. Approximate turnaround time is about 4-7 days from the date we set for proofreading to begin. Rush jobs may be available on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee.

Scheduling: Depending on my schedule and availability, I may or may not be able to fit you in right away or on the date(s) you request, but I will try to accommodate your schedule the best that I can. Dates are fairly flexible as I understand life happens and the writing/editing process doesn’t always go as planned. However, if you can please give me at least 2-4 weeks advance notice of the requested proofreading start date, that would be much appreciated.

Rate (as of January 1, 2019)

$.0035 USD per word

Example: $.0035 x 80,000 words = $280

I round to the nearest dollar amount.

Due to PayPal’s fees and international conversion rates, I only accept manuscripts from authors located in the United States or Canada. Thank you for understanding, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Minimum $50 Proofreading Fee

All payments are nonrefundable.

Policies

PAYMENT:

I only invoice and accept payment via PayPal. I will send you a PayPal invoice for the total amount after I finish proofreading the manuscript. Payment is due upon receipt. All payments are nonrefundable. I must be paid in full before final files are sent.

CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULING:

As a courtesy and so I have some time to rearrange my schedule if necessary, please give me at least 48 hours notice prior to your scheduled start date if you need to cancel or reschedule. Thank you!

SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT:

Please send me the fully edited manuscript via email by no later than 9 a.m. EST on your scheduled date. You can send the manuscript any time after initial booking, but that does not guarantee I’ll be able to work on it immediately. However, should I have a cancellation or availability in my schedule, I can start proofreading.

Reference

If you use my proofreading service, you agree to credit Julia Griffis as the proofreader on the copyright page in the published book. I would also greatly appreciate a short testimonial that I can use on my website and social media.

Disclaimer

I take every precaution in my work, however, it is the obligation of the author to check and approve all changes I make to his or her manuscript. The ultimate responsibility for the final published manuscript rests solely with the author.

I, Julia Griffis and The Romance Bibliophile, disclaim all liability for any loss, damages, or injury resulting from the use of edited material or in any way related to my services. By acknowledging these terms, the author agrees to hold Julia Griffis and The Romance Bibliophile entirely free of any liability, including financial.

The copyright and all publishing rights to any submitted manuscript will remain the property of the author. Confidentiality is of utmost importance, and an author’s manuscript and personal information will never be shared, copied, or transmitted without the express written consent from the author.

*Terms and Conditions, Rate, Policies, Reference, and the Disclaimer are all subject to change without prior notice.

By booking and submitting your manuscript for proofreading, you agree with all of the Terms and Conditions and everything listed on this page.

Contact Me

If you have any questions or are interested in working together, please contact me using the form below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Thank you,

Julia Griffis

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