Manuscript Proofreading

What is Proofreading?

In essence, proofreading is when the proofreader double-checks the text for errors, both typographical and the most egregious of basic grammatical, along with problems with typesetting and formatting.

In the editing stages during the publication process of a book, proofreading is the last stage a book goes through before going to press. This is not the time to worry about sentence structure and finer grammatical points; it is strictly a last pass for glaring errors in the text to clean up anything missed by previous rounds of editing.

What Types of Books Do I Proofread?

Generally, I will proofread any book that can be fit into my schedule. I enjoy proofreading as an opportunity to help the client get that final coat of polish on the book before it is released. I will (and have) proofread both fiction and nonfiction in a wide variety of genres, including romance of all types, horror, science fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, speculative fiction, thrillers, suspense, cozy mysteries, memoirs, self help, history, and more.

How Much Do I Charge for Proofreading?

I currently charge $0.005/word for proofreading. The simple way to calculate an estimate cost for your manuscript is to take your total word count and multiply by $0.005. For example, for an 80,000-word manuscript:

80,000 x 0.005 = $400.

How Long Does It Take Me to Proofread a Manuscript?

Depending on the length of the manuscript, I can typically complete a project within 5-7 days of beginning work on the manuscript.

How Do I Accept Payment?

Please see this page for updated policies regarding deposits, payments, and late fees.

How Do Clients Reserve a Spot on My Schedule for Proofreading?

Simply fill out the form on the contact page, and I will be in touch with you via email ASAP to get everything set up!