Editing is a complex process, so I thought it best to explain what is exactly that a proofreader does. Too often, a proofreader's role is confused with that of a copy editor. The truth is that for a new author (and sometimes proven ones), the editing process can overwhelm, especially if an author is unsure when to get which edit, be it developmental edits, line edits, copy edits, etc.

Copy editing is the process of checking for mistakes, inconsistencies, and repetition. In brief, a copy editor reviews focuses on tiny details and the big picture. This is meticulous and highly technical work. Only when your work has had a manuscript critique and comprehensive edit is it ready for copy-editing. I am not a copy editor.

I am, however, a proofreader.

Proofreading occurs after editing. My job as a proofreader is to check and read for quality and consistency. If I cite too many errors, I may return the proof to you for further copy editing. Unfortunately, many self-publishing authors skip this very critical stage and try doing this themselves or having non-professionals perform the task, but there's a reason traditional publishers require proofreads. They are a means of quality assurance. Hence, why you see so many self-published books with clumsy formatting and awkward word choices and phrases, not to mention poorly placed chapter and page breaks.

Because proofreading is charged per hour, the total cost depends on the length of your work. Visit the contact section so we can discuss!


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Simply provide me with a brief description of your needs. Include the length of the text, subject matter, and the format in which you'll be sending the text (Word, Pages, or hard-copy and the like). Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them!