Proofreading

Do you need 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 person.

   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 mark 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. I use the Merriam-Webster dictionary and other online resources for reference, unless directed otherwise.

What does my proofreading service provide?

I will do a thorough one-time pass of your manuscript to look for grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors, as well as inconsistencies 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.)
  • Capitalization

*Terms and Conditions

What manuscripts do I accept?

I have the most experience reading and proofreading romantic fiction in a variety of genres, especially New Adult and Adult Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance, etc. However, I accept manuscripts in most genres.

I accept manuscripts in the following formats:

  • Microsoft Word Document (Preferred)
  • Google Document

I use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word, or the comment feature in Google Docs, to mark 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 word count and severity of the corrections that need to be marked. Turnaround time is usually 3-5 days, sometimes less. If you need it rushed, an additional fee will apply.

   Scheduling: Please contact me at least 7 or more days before you would like to schedule me to proofread your manuscript. Depending on my schedule and availability, I may or may not be able to fit you in right away, but I will try to accommodate your schedule the best that I can. It’s easier for me to schedule clients with specific dates in mind, if possible, but feel free to contact me anytime.

   Note: Once you have booked your manuscript for proofreading, please send me the manuscript via email by no later than 9 a.m. EST on your scheduled date. As a courtesy, please notify me at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled proofread date if you need to cancel or reschedule.

What is my rate?

My rate is $.004* USD per word.

Example #1: $.004 x 50,000 words = $200

Example #2: $.004 x 80,000 words = $320

I round to the nearest dollar amount.

Payment/Cancellation Policy

Payments are only accepted via PayPal. Due to Paypal’s fee policy regarding currency conversion, I ONLY accept authors located in the United States. I apologize for the inconvenience.

   Once you book my proofreading service, and I receive your manuscript via email to confirm word count, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. 100% of your fee is due upon receipt. Work will begin once I have received payment, and your proofread manuscript will be returned to you in the allotted time we agreed upon. Cancellations and/or refunds are not available once the payment process is complete, and I have started proofreading your manuscript. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify me at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled proofread date. By submitting your manuscript  and the proofreading form, you are agreeing to these terms.

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 your manuscript. The ultimate responsibility for the final published manuscript rests solely with the author. I disclaim all liability for any loss, damage, or injury resulting from the use of edited material.

*Terms and Conditions, Rate, Payment/Cancellation Policy, and the Disclaimer are all subject to change.

Do you want to hire me?

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.

   If you are interested in having me proofread your manuscript, please fill out the proofreading form below. Depending on my schedule and other factors, submitting the proofreading form does NOT guarantee that I will be able to proofread your manuscript. 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 is the FINAL step and should only be done after ALL of your edits are complete. Please don’t book your manuscript for proofreading unless it has already been edited.**

Proofreading Form