Minimum rate £25.00 per hour
For work taking less than 1 hour, a fixed rate of £19.50 applies
How heartbreaking is it when you see a well-presented, well-formatted document with great content, only to find that it is sprinkled with typos, inconsistencies and grammatical errors?
For Businesses—your professional image is tainted and potential clients may question your professionalism.
For Authors—your readers are pulled out of the story; whether they are your self-published audience or potential agents and publishers.
Proofreading is the crucial final step for any document before it is sent to print or published. More than an added luxury, it is your last chance to make sure your content is everything you want it to be.
I proofread for the following:
- Private sector clients
- Fiction Authors
- Non-fiction Authors
Fresh Pair of Eyes
The chances are that, by the time you are ready to go to print, you have read and re-read your document at least a dozen times. Perhaps you have included feedback from others. You are at the stage where you know the content back to front, and you start to read what you expect to be there. Perhaps you miss that tiny typo, that repeated sentence, that style inconsistency.
Let me be the fresh pair of eyes that picks up these final snags and allows you to present the world with the most professional piece of work possible.
I work with a range of styles and formats, including:
- Technical documents
- Business documents
- Research documents
- Literary content
I also work across a range of text lengths, from Board and Annual Reports to full-length novels.
I am happy to offer a free sample edit, so you can see if my style is compatible with your content.
I offer specialist proofreading services including the following business documentation:
- Introductory letters/other letters
- Policies and procedures
I proofread a variety of fiction and non-fiction styles and content, including:
- Fantasy fiction
- Crime fiction
- Mind, body and spirit
For authors, to make the best use of my services and to minimise your costs, I strongly advise that your manuscript is copy-edited before being proofread.
I work in a range of formats to suit your needs, including:
- Microsoft Word → Track Changes
- PDF-XChange → Commenting Tools
- Affinity Publisher
- Affinity Designer
- Hard Copy → BSi BS 5261C:2005 Correction Symbols
I will provide you with a bespoke quote for your project and will take the following factors into account when preparing your quote:
- Length of work
- Time schedule
- Studying the style sheet (if provided)
- First read-through and assessment
- Liaising with author/typesetter/copy-editor, including collating proofs (if required)
- Further revisions (if responses are required from raised queries)
- Meetings (travel expenses and time)
- Additional expenses (if not on-screen editing; printing and postage/courier costs)
Free Sample Edit
Want to check that my style is compatible with your work? Why not have a trial run? Email me for a free, no obligation 200-word sample edit.