Proofreading is a final set of eyes to look over a manuscript and find typos before publishing. I only accept manuscripts for proofreading if it has already been fully edited and formatted.

I’ll proofread your fully formatted manuscript either as a Word file using track changes or as a PDF file and write down corrections with their locations in a separate document which I will then send to you.

I accept payments through PayPal.

Rate: $1.25 per 1,000 words, rounded to the nearest thousand.

Turnaround time: Three to fourteen days, depending on the length of manuscript and number of corrections needed.

Proofreading checks for:

  • correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • consistent style and formatting
  • spacing issues
  • errors in the table of contents and the front and back matter of your book

My proofreading services include:

  • one thorough read-through of your entire manuscript plus any additional quick passes it may require

How to know if you’re ready for a proofread:

Your manuscript is polished nearly to perfection. You’ve had an editor go over it, it’s formatted to be printed in paperback, and you’re all but ready to hit publish. But before you send it out in the world, you’d like one more pair of keen eyes to go over it and catch any remaining typos or glitches that may have occurred during formatting. I will carefully read through your book, searching for errors starting from your title cover page all the way through to your book’s back matter.

Not quite what you’re looking for?

How my free sample proofread works:

Send me the first three chapters of your manuscript and I’ll proofread them for free. If you like my work, you can then send me your full manuscript and I will continue on with the job.

My sample proofread is completely obligation-free and is a great way to see if I would be a good fit for your project.

Disclaimer: I do my best to leave your manuscript typo-free, but I am human and therefore cannot guarantee that I will not miss anything.