What It Is:
Careful reading (and rereading) of a (yet to be finally printed) manuscript, to check the text of a project for errors, including typographical errors and problems with typesetting specifications and page makeup.
What You Get:
A tightening up of your manuscript layout following the standard formatting guidelines for submissions, including front and back matter, or specifically requested formatting by agent or publisher, so you’re guaranteed to land a great impression. This may also involve checking different elements of a layout (such as headlines, paragraphs, illustrations, and colors) for the correct dimensions, placement, type, etc.
Who It’s For:
Once you’ve incorporated all your edits, made your revisions, and finished your last-minute tweaks, it’s time for one last check before contacting a publisher or heading down the self-publishing route. Every author knows that (despite the spell-checking abilities of modern word processors) a human proofreader is indispensable.
How Much It Costs:
$15 per 2,000 words.
See a Proofreading Testimonial.