Proofreading is the final polish, enabling you to publish with confidence knowing that your readers aren’t going to be distracted by irritating typos and spelling mistakes. If your work has already been professionally edited and revised, this is the last thorough review where I’ll look for any errors which have slipped through or been more recently introduced. This includes the following checks:
- spelling, grammar and punctuation
- clarity of meaning
- consistency of style
Proofreading rates start at 10€* per 1,000 words, depending on the length and complexity of the text and the level of intervention required. Proofreading and copy-editing of PDFs, and projects with a word count below 5,000, will be charged at an hourly rate of 35€*.
The word proofreading is often used as a generic term, so many writers think they want their work proofread when in fact they want a copy-edit. If you’re not sure, please send me a sample and I’ll be happy to advise you on what level of editing is most appropriate.
‘I still marvel at the level of detail unearthed by the scrutiny she applied consistently over the whole novel. No errant comma was missed and no section of text was left leaving the reader puzzled by the meaning.’
William V Kelly, author Until the Fat Man Sings, Place in the Sun
How it works
For proofreading, I use Word Track Changes or PDF annotations. You’ll receive your work clearly marked up with any corrections or queries, so you can see exactly what I’ve done.
If you’re not familiar with Track Changes or other useful Word tools such as Styles, just let me know and I’ll provide you with some clear and helpful resources.
If the total fee is more than 200€, or to reserve a slot in advance, a deposit of 50% is required with the balance due on completion. Otherwise, payment is due in advance unless previously agreed. The minimum charge is 35€*.
If your work is urgent and requires me to work unsociable hours – early mornings, evenings or weekends – then I can be flexible but my rates will be higher accordingly.
Please bear in mind that no editor or proofreader is perfect! While I will do my job to the best of my ability, I cannot guarantee that the end result will be 100% error-free. And while I wish you every success, I make no promises that your book will become a bestseller as a result of my services.
Interested? Then don’t hesitate any longer! Click here to contact me for a no-obligation quote.
* Fees inclusive of IVA (Spanish VAT) at 21%.