Why do you need a proofreader?
As an author, I know the pitfalls of not hiring a proofreader. You leave yourself open to bad reviews from readers if your work isn’t of the exacting standard they are accustomed to and deserve. You cannot proofread your own work, as you see what you expect to see. You don’t see the errors. Neither can you rely on friends or beta readers to pick up on all the mistakes, as they don’t read your work in the same meticulous fashion a proofreader does.
What will I do?
Once you e-mail me your manuscript, I print it off and make corrections. Then I read it through again to ensure I haven’t missed anything first time around. Generally it is easiest to work with a Word document and use the Track Changes tools. However, if this isn’t feasible for you, I can also work from a hard copy which you can mail to me, or I can accept a pdf file.
NB: I am happy to proofread up to 1000 words of your work for free to assure you of the quality of my skills.
My fees for authors are as follows:
£4, $5.75 or €5 per thousand words, with a minimum fee of £50, $70 or €62.50
A deposit of 50% is required in advance to secure your slot. The remainder should be paid on receipt of the invoice. I accept payment via wire transfer or Paypal. Payment can be made in either GBP, USD or EUR.