Proofreading is the last step of the editing process. After the book has gone through a round of copy or line edits (in which the editor looked for inconsistencies, grammar issues, sentence flow, etc.), a final round of proofreading is usually recommended.
This does not necessarily have to be done by an editor. If you have a team of beta readers, friends, or family members who are passionate readers and good with grammar and spelling, you can ask them to give the book a final, thorough read to spot any typos or mistakes the copy editor may have overlooked—because, let’s be honest, we’re all human and we can make mistakes, no matter how many times we’ve read a sentence.
An extra set of eyes, different from the last person who edited the manuscript, is a way of making sure the final version of your book you will be uploading is as good as it can be, without any annoying typos that will take away from the reading pleasure and could be the cause for a bad review.
I have a knack for spotting typos and have been helping author friends with their manuscripts for a few months. I am also known for being a bit of a perfection freak, and when it comes to my books, I want to make sure everything is perfect, down to the last comma. I will treat your book with the same care I treat my own.
Please note: I will proofread only books that have been copyedited. I will not proofread first drafts and I prefer not to work on self-edited books. If you need help with your first draft, please check out the beta editing page (click here).
Launch rate (for a limited time only):
0.0005 USD per word (for example: a 40k novel would be 20 USD, a full-length 80k novel would be 40 USD. I will not round up to the dollar – e.g. for 73,755 words you would be invoiced for 36.89 USD.)
If you want to try the service first, you can send me your first chapter (or up to 2,000 words) and I’ll proofread it for free.
Turnaround time depends on the length of the book and on my schedule. If you have a fixed deadline you must meet, please say so when you contact me so I can do my best to accommodate your request. Price for rush orders: 0.007 USD per word.