What to Expect
Proofreading is the final step in the book editing process, and as such I expect all the major problems to have been dealt with already. Thus what I look for is simply…
-Spelling errors, synonym/homonym confusion, singular/plural issues, etc.
-Typos/Missing words/Transpositions etc.
-Light Grammatical errors (I don’t dig too deeply into this because in fiction writing, some grammar errors are deliberate and part of the author’s writing style.)
-I don’t touch content or the format of the manuscript. However, I might mention to the author, if there are some blaring errors that I notice and think should be addressed.
Projects I Accept
-English language only. The writing project must be written in English.
-Fiction Only. I do not proofread non-fiction projects.
-I accept novellas, full length books/novels, and short-stories intended for anthologies.
-I accept electronic submissions in MS Word and PDF files only.
-Genres I don’t accept: LGBT, Erotica, Horror, Political-themed projects, children’s books.
I aim for fair prices and consistency, thus, I price according to word count. The price list is below. I only accept payment via Paypal.
up to 20K words = $50.00
21K to 40K words = $75.00
41K to 60K words = $100.00
61K to 80K words = $125.00
81K to 100 words = $150.00
Payment Options (Paypal only)
#1 Option – 50% of the payment upfront, [I don’t work for free.] At the half-way mark, I will send you a copy of the project with a summary of the changes (so far). At that time, the second half is due before I will continue. If you do not wish me to continue (for whatever reason) that’s fine. You can decline to continue the project and that will be the end of it. This way, no one is left holding the bag. If you choose to continue, when I’m done with the second half, I will send you the completed project with the summary of changes.
#2 Option – Pre-pay 100% upfront, at the time that I accept your project. I will proof the entire project and send you a summary of the changes.
How to Submit/Request
Using the inquiry form below, please send the following:
-Topic/type of project (Ex…full length, contemporary romance.)
-Word Count (Don’t include anything but the actual writing, as this will drive up the price unnecessarily.)
-Deadline/Time frame (When is it due, What date do you want it by?)
-Pre-publish or post-published? (Is this before publication or is it already on sale?)
-Contact email (please specify the best e-mail to use)
-Any questions you might have about my proofreading services.
After I receive the initial request/submission, I will e-mail you for a chapter sample. I will proofread it so I can get a feel for the project and your writing style. If I accept the job, you will get a polite email stating as much and a Paypal invoice shortly after. If I decline, you will get a polite email, explaining why. If your book/writing is an incoherent mess, I will likely decline. I cannot work miracles and I will not take your money and pretend I can.
What You Will Receive
After I am done, I will send you:
-Marked-up Document (MS word)
-Corrected Document (MS word)