Proofreading & Copy Editing

Reader-Proof Your Work

What will annoy a reader faster than you can say, “Holy One Star Review, Batman!”? Simple writing mistakes that are easily fixed. Misplaced punctuation, forgotten words, skipped letters, incorrect homophones (they’re/their/there), and other language issues can get in the way of even the best writing, causing unhappy readers, poor reviews, and fewer sales than you deserve.

Details:

During both copy editing and proofreading, I look for issues that will get in the way of your story, like incorrect or unclear punctuation, missing letters/words, incorrect use of homophones, verb/tense disagreement, and repeated words and phrases.

Proofreading is intended to be a last look before publishing, and typically is recommended for works that have already been edited. If you are not sure whether you need copy editing or proofreading, send me a sample and I will be happy to discuss it with you!

I work in US and UK English.

Rush upgrades offered according to schedule availability.

Email me (Janie) at LectorsBooks@Gmail.com

Rates for Proofreading Fiction:

I charge $0.004 cents per word for proofreading, with a minimum charge of $80. Below are a few examples to help you estimate your costs:

Sample edits (up to 1,500 words) Free
Up to 20,000 words $80
50,000 $200
75,000 $300
Rush Delivery Starting at $75, contact me for rates and availability

Rates for Copy Editing Fiction:

I charge $0.006 cents per word for copy editing, with a minimum charge of $100. Below are a few examples to help you estimate your costs:

Sample edits (up to 1,500 words) Free
Up to 17,000 words $100
50,000 $300
75,000 $550
Rush Delivery Starting at $125, contact me for rates and availability

Fiction Copy Editing/Proofreading combo:

This package includes a copy edit, then after you have had a chance to go through my edits and make any other changes, a final proofread. When arranging the package before I start work, the proofread will be half off.

I also will work on websites/blogs, advertising copy, and personal documents (resume/CV, etc.). Please contact me for prices.

Discounts:

Referrals: Refer a friend, and both of you will receive $25 off your next proofread!

One more pass: If you make substantial changes since my proofread, you can send it back for another look at 25% off the original price.