PROOFREADING

WHAT IS PROOFREADING?

Proofreading is that final polish to your manuscript before you can send it for a query or publish it yourself. It’s the process of ‘cleaning’ the manuscript by eliminating all grammatical and punctuation errors but that’s not all that this service is about.

WHY DO I NEED A PROOFREADER?

Even if you’re a part of the esteemed grammar police, you do need a proofreader because if you’re the police, then the proofreader is your commissioner. There are only so many errors that a single pair of eyes (most of the time, they’re biased) can spot. So a second pair of eyes who is being paid to butcher the manuscript in order to pick out the mistakes can be fruitful. A proofreader is the last line of defence before your art can impress the readers, or the publishers.

WHY DO I NEED YOU AS MY PROOFREADER?

I’ve always been a language critic and I understand the importance of following the rules of a language while using it to craft a story. Many believe that breaking grammatical rules are a great way to stand out from others and they’re right if standing out as an embarrassed person is what they’re aiming for. I’m keen on spotting little typos or genuine mistakes when it comes to the technicalities of the language.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM YOUR PROOFREADING?

The following will be pointed out and corrected:

☛ typographical errors
☛ spelling errors
☛ dropped lines
☛ inconsistency in style or formatting
☛ misplaced punctuation
☛ wrong indents or paragraph breaks

However, the service doesn’t include the following:

☛ plagiarism checks
☛ heavy or light editing
☛ ghostwriting or rewriting
☛ critique or feedback

WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO PROOFREAD?

☛ Novels
☛ Novella
☛ Short stories
☛ Website content
☛ Fiction/Non-fiction

HOW MUCH WILL YOU CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?

The cost will be calculated according to a base price of $0.005/word with a minimum of $25. 

For example, if the content has 2000 words, the cost should be $10 but since the minimum amount for this service is $25, that would be the collective cost of proofreading this content.

I’m flexible to authors who work on a strict budget so don’t be afraid to contact me for a custom quote. All payments are non-refundable, except for a rare case mentioned in the invoice under the payment terms, and will be done through Paypal with half the amount being sent before the proof-reading and remaining half after delivery. 

WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

I work on a schedule so slots are booked beforehand. However, I do promise delivery dates on the basis of writer’s deadlines and have a fast turnaround time of ten days. Concluding a delivery date is a function of communication so if you are on a time crunch, simple contact me.

WOULD YOU PROVIDE A SAMPLE?

Sure! Simply send me an email with 500 words of your manuscript and I’ll reply within 24 hours with the sample edit. If you do find me as someone who can polish your content, I’ll be looking forward to working with you.

I WANT YOU AS MY PROOFREADER! WHAT SHOULD I DO?

That’s great! Just fill out this form and wait for me to contact you. If you wish to discuss something first and/or clarify about my service, just send an email. [Please make sure to add ‘Proofreading’ in the subject line so your email doesn’t go unnoticed.]