Checking for correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and errors in diagrams and graphs.
Proofreading is serious business and requires a careful, human touch. When your book is in print, you will, of course, want it to be free of errors. We can help. You have worked long and hard on your manuscript; don't leave the proofreading to your computer's spell-checking program!
Our team will give your book a careful final edit, checking spelling, word choice, grammar, punctuation, and formatting while respecting the integrity and voice of your writing. Please note this stage comes after copy editing.
We'll also identify those errors that the writer may miss after seeing the text many times. There's a reason writers overlook mistakes in their work: the brain takes in the meaning but can fail to identify details like an extra word or even the wrong word. A proofreader seeing the material for the first time can identify those errors.
Our approach to creating a successful proofreading project includes:
Step 1: Request
- Please send us a message or e-mail with your request for proofreading.
- Specify the number of pages in your project.
- Ideally, attach or link to a sample of your manuscript.
- Let us know in what format you have the original text (e.g., Word, TXT, Google Docs, etc.).
- Add any special information about the request.
Step 2: Connect
- We will schedule a chat at a time that works for you.
- In preparation, please provide us with the entire original text as an attachment or link. We will let you know in what format we need the text.
- In the chat, we will describe our work process and answer any questions you may have.
- We will send you our estimate of the work and time required to complete the proofreading process.
Step 3: Delivery
- We will deliver the corrected text as specified.
- We offer another online meeting (at no charge) to answer questions.
- If applicable, we can also provide suggestions for improvements for future editions of the book.
We will track changes that you can accept or reject (please note that this might require conversion into a different document format).