What I do
I’m here to help you give your reader a positive reading experience. I will use my skills and training to give your document a polished, professional finish by making it accurate, well-presented and consistent. Rest assured that I will respect your distinctive writing style and will not change it.
As a proofreader, I work on written material in its final layout. I carry out the last quality-check before publication by:
- correcting grammar, punctuation and spelling
- querying text that is repetitive, contradictory, ambiguous or unclear
- checking consistency of style (e.g. -ise or -ize spelling, capitalisation, hyphenation)
- checking consistency of layout
- checking the position of tables, illustrations, captions and footnotes
- highlighting anything that requires further action.
I can work on paper using British Standards Institution (BSI) proof-correction marks, or digitally using Track Changes in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat DC commenting tools for marking up PDFs. The format I use will depend on your requirements.
Pricing your project
Projects vary in length, complexity and the level of intervention required. For this reason, I offer a free sample proofread (500 words maximum) to help me assess your needs and provide you with a personalised quote. The sample proofread will give you an insight into how I work and what you can expect, so that you are comfortable with the process.
My prices are based on the SfEP’s minimum suggested rates. I accept payment by bank transfer. Payment details will be on my invoice. Please note that for small projects of less than 1,000 words, the minimum fee is £20.
To request a quote, please complete the contact form below or email me at email@example.com. I aim to respond to requests within 24 hours.
I will need to know:
- what your text is (e.g. a report, manuscript)
- total number of words
- your deadline
- when I will receive your work
- how you would like me to proofread your work (i.e. on paper, Microsoft Word, or PDF)
- if your work has been copy-edited
- whether there is a style guide
- attach a 500-word sample (maximum) from the middle of your document.