What It Is:
Careful reading (and rereading) of a (yet to be finally printed) manuscript, to detect any errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
What You Get:
I tighten up the layout of your manuscript so you’re guaranteed to land a great impression to publishers. Many agents and publishing houses have manuscript format guidelines right on their website that tell you what format is correct for that agent or publisher. If so, then I will follow what’s posted to the letter. If not, I will follow the standard formatting guidelines for submissions, including front and back matter. This may also involve checking of 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.