Proofreading – who it’s for
Your book has been professionally copyedited. Now you need a quality-control check before you publish.
A proofread is the final tidy-up that looks out for any problems that have slipped through previous rounds of editing and formatting. It’s the last line of defence before you go live.
If your novel hasn’t been through previous rounds of professional editing, this service probably isn’t for you.
Price: Subject to sample
What you get
1. A full word-by-word prepub check
I'll proofread your novel line by line and fix any remaining red flags that could distract your reader. The focus will be on the following:
2. A style sheet
In your style sheet I'll record decisions about hyphenation, numbering, capitalization, spelling, punctuation style and idiom usage.
Ian Antcliff, SAGE Publishing
'Louise is a reliable and diligent proofreader. She consistently delivers on time and to budget and, moreover, understands the sometimes-conflicting requirements of in-house staff and authors. A true professional!'
Alexander Murray, independent author
'As a proofreader, Louise was great to work with. She is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable about publishing standards and I also found real value added in her occasional copyediting suggestions. I also found her flexible and responsive to an emergency situation I found myself in, and greatly appreciated her willingness to go the extra mile. I recommend her without hesitation.'
Neil de Cort, Polity
'We have been using Louise as a regular proofreader for around nine years, and have always found her diligent in her attitude, accurate in her work and utterly reliable on her dates.'