Services and Fees
I will read your manuscript line by line and identify any issues with:
Also referred to as proof-editing, a SuperProof is a more intensive level of proofreading. In addition to highlighting all the issues above, I will check the nuance and cadence of the text and add comments about any flaws in the plot, flow or text. This is particularly helpful if your manuscript has not been copy-edited.
For writers who are new to my proofreading service, I’m very happy to proofread a sample of your work (up to 1,000 words) free of charge.
How it works
It starts with a conversation. Drop me a line and let me know how you think I can help. I will usually get back to you within a day or so. If I’m busy on other projects I will let you know when I’ll be available.
If you decide to work with me, we’ll agree a schedule and my fee. At this stage, I will draw up a style sheet, or you may have one of your own. This records your preferences for things such as spelling (UK v US), capitalisation, hyphenation and punctuation. Every manuscript is different, so this is an important step.
If your manuscript is in Word, I will annotate it using the Track Changes feature. For PDFs, I will use the comment tools, and for hard copies, I will use BSI proof-correction marks. In each case, all issues and recommended changes will be clearly highlighted. During the process I may ask you some clarification questions.
Once the proofread is complete and you are happy with the end result, I will issue my invoice. You can pay by direct bank transfer or cheque. That’s it.
Every project is different and we will agree my proofreading fee before the work starts.
As a guide, my proofreading fee is between £6 and £9 per 1,000 words and my SuperProof fee is between £10 and £12 per 1,000 words. Fees may be lower or higher depending on the project and the timescale, and a minimum fee applies for smaller projects – just get in touch and we can chat.
All fees are immediately payable once the proofreading has been completed.