Error Free Book Publishing

Professional Proofreading For Self-Published Books


"I have just finished working through the proofreader’s notes, and I am very happy with the final outcome of my novel."
JF Lourens, author of Running Robbers.


Cost of Professional Proofreading

Our prices for professional proofreading are all inclusive, with no hidden extras. Since we provide our service to any writer, no matter where they are based in the world, we bill in three separate currencies.

US Dollars: $10 per 1000 words.

GB Pounds: £7 per 1000 words.

Euros: E9 per 1000 words.

Australian Dollars: $13 per 1000 words.

Word Count $ US £ UK E Euro $ AUD
10,000 words $100 £70 E90 $130
50,000 words $500 £350 E450 $650
100,000 words $1000 £700 E900 $1300

Turnaround Time

We will return your manuscript within 21 working days.

However, it all depends on your editor. We pick the best editor for each job and their workload will dictate the turnaround time. Sometimes we are able to return the manuscript sooner. What we will do is provide you with a target delivery date.

If you submitted and paid today, your feedback would be returned no later than January 03.

Please note we are closed for the Christmas period between Monday 22nd December 2014 - Friday 2nd January.


Proofreading


  • Each word and line checked.
  • Errors corrected with tracked changes. This means you can accept/reject as you see fit.
  • Choose either British English or American English. Your book is then proofed by a native speaker.
  • Comments added to explain changes if needed.
  • Any typos spotted are fixed.
  • Consistency is paramount.
  • Capitalisation is checked.
  • Grammar is checked and corrected.
  • Speech is checked and corrected.
  • Consistency with chapter heading formatting.

Our professional editors correct grammatical errors, including punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, spelling, and sentence structure. Your document is also checked for clarity.

We use ‘tracked changes’ proofing tools. These tools are built into all major word processing software and allow you to see the changes we are suggesting you make. But don’t worry if you have never used these tools before, we will set up the proofread so the changes show automatically, as if by magic. The result is that you remain in control and you are able to either accept/reject each change individually or accept/reject the whole lot.

We are often asked how we know if something is correct or incorrect. The answer is that we use style manuals. These are big books that lay out all of the correct grammatical usage. The manual we use will be based on your country of publication, but the most common by far is the Chicago Manual of Style. When you submit we will suggest a manual we feel best suits your readers.


"Your proofread has allowed me to refine the writing of Brilliant Water further than I could have ever imagined. I can only say, “Thank you. I knew you were the guy for me!” Just amazing, all of your points…"
Jennifer Arfa, author of Brilliant Water.


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