Ally was extremely professional. I needed a proofreader and copy editor for my novel and she did the job very carefully. Even more importantly, she was very attentive, asking and wanting to know exactly what I was looking for. She understood the style of my writing very well. The result was excellent, and delivered quickly.
Simona Moroni, author of Hollywood Daze
IF YOU'VE GOT THESE, I'll proofread them for you:
- dissertations and theses, student essays
- business material – annual reports, extended job applications etc.
- social sciences
- children's/YA fiction
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If your work is a Word document, I'll work with Track Changes. If it's a PDF, I'll use the commenting tools. If you'd rather I work on a hard copy of your document, that's fine.
First you'll send me a sample of your work, from the middle of the piece so that it's typical of the whole. I'll read it, explain my quote and my terms and conditions. You'll accept – of course!
We then go for it – I work on your document, and send you queries at the end. Once we've finished, I'll return your document to you. I'll ask you for a quick review on Find a Proofreader, the main directory that draws in clients; I'd then want to use this review elsewhere also.
YOU WANT AN IDEA OF PRICES?
Of course you do. I'm open about this, because I'd rather you know now.
For all proofreading, my prices range from £16 to £20 per 1,000 words. The lower end is for material that needs fewer changes; the higher end is for text that needs more intervention. (If you're a student or academic, then references/ bibliography need a separate hourly quote.)
So what's your word-count? Your annual report of 5,000 words will come in between £80 and £100. For your thesis of 70,000 words, you can expect to pay between £1,120 and £1,400. You get the idea. I'll ask for 50% of the payment upfront, by online bank transfer. When we decide that the project is complete, I'll invoice you at the end of the project, and request payment of the balance within 7 days of the invoice date, again by online bank transfer.
That's how we work.