Proofreading essentially focuses on the final draft of the author’s book/document. At this point, the author should have already had a professional copy editor and/or a developmental editor read through their manuscript. Proofreading is the last stage of editing before an author considers either self- or traditional publication. This editing process, therefore, catches all the errors which were left behind by all other editors. It’s a safe guard, if anything else, to ensure that you make a good first impression with your readers.

All books/documents remain confidential. These will neither be shared nor shared without the author’s permission. This package also does not do a thorough developmental edit; please order the developmental editing package.

This package is suitable for the following documents:

  • All genres of fiction/non-fiction, short stories and chapbooks. This further includes novellas and novelettes.
  • Books for children and YA.
  • Blog posts. (Include multiple blog posts in one document for easy editing.)
  • Newspaper/magazine articles.
  • Business documents (cover letters, press releases, speeches, etc.).
  • Poetry.
  • Scripts for YouTube.
  • Academic and non-academic essays (Please let me know which citation you’re using when you order.)
  • Reviews: books, products, movies, etc.
  • Content intended to be published via social media.
  • One free revision.

Proofreading includes:

  • Evaluation of passive and active voice within the document.
  • Editing sentence structure in regard to run-on sentences, fragments, lengthy sentences or sentences which include incorrect punctuation.
  • Rewriting sentences/paragraphs to tighten the language, eliminate wordiness and reduce redundant information.
  • Assuring that correct verb forms are used with singular or plural nouns.
  • Checking the document for dangling and misplaced modifiers, while then offering suggestive track changes in how to fix these.
  • Evaluating word choices and checking that these are used correctly.
  • Determining if the author is consistent with specific word usage, punctuation and vocabulary. For instance, some authors prefer Americanized words over words which are more common in Europe and/or Australia.
  • Checking the document against an appropriate style guide for the type of document. I used The Chicago Manual of Style for non-fiction, business and academic documents while I use The Associated Press Stylebook for newsworthy and journalistic types of documents. Please let me know if you prefer me using another style guide.
  • Determining if the paragraphs are written in a logical order which enhances readability of the book/document.
  • Edit titles, headlines, illustrations, and/or additional graphics per request of the author.
  • Edit the table of contents, glossary, indexes, appendixes, etc. per the request of the author.
  • Checking transitions and ensuring they are used effectively throughout the document. I will suggest variations via track changes if a transition is used too frequently.
  • Fact check any information which seems unclear within the document.
Word CountDelivery SpeedPriceDelivery Time
1 - 1,000Regular
2 days
1 day
1,001 - 2,500Regular
2 days
1 days
2,501 - 5,000Regular
4 days
2 days
5,001 - 10,000Regular
7 days
4 days
10,001 - 15,000Regular
7 days
5 days
15,001 - 25,000Regular
10 days
5 days
25,001 - 50,000Regular
10 days
7 days
50,001 - 75,000Regular
14 days
10 days
75,001 - 100,000Regular$75021 days
100,001 - 150,000Regular$1,00030 days

**Please contact me if you have documents/books larger than 150,000 words. All documents should be sent in either .doc or .docx format. I use Microsoft track changes.
**Please be aware this package does not include manuscript formatting.

Note: Delivery time includes the time of which I start work on your document. All holidays, nights and weekends are excluded from delivery time. Please contact me prior to ordering. One week is equivalent to five business days (Mon-Fri). I am in the Central Time Zone of the United States.

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