Proofreading Service

A simple but focused proofread provides the perfect finish to your project prior to publication or submission, be it dissertation, business copy, general fiction or a specialist publication. I will add the same effort through my craft as you have put into creating your work and aim to spot errors and anomalies whilst maintaining a light, non-intrusive touch.

Proofreading services cover the following areas of your transcript:

o Typing errors
o Spelling (UK English)
o Punctuation
o Inconsistencies of font and margins
o Repeated lines or letters
o Jumbled words or letters
o Missing words or chunks of text
o Use of capitalization, italics and bold print

Full respect is given to the author’s individual style and creativity. Irregular phraseology or grammar will only be addressed if it affects the sense of the work or is drastically inconsistent with the author’s normal style. Clear errors of fact, date or name will not be corrected, but the proofreader will raise a concise list of any such queries for your own attention.

Proofreading will normally be carried out electronically on Word’s ‘Track Changes’, which provides the author with copies of the original script, the original script showing any changes, and a final clean copy.

If you prefer me to work from hard copy I will mark the script in traditional red and blue symbols and return it by post with brief queries if pertinent.


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""Thank you" is grossly inadequate for your response and generosity of your input here… All your suggestions and the change in the central tone are appropriate and welcome. JL Dieppe "
  • Business Tender
  • Copy-edit
""Thank you" is grossly inadequate for your response and the generosity of your input here… All your suggestions and the change in the central tone are appropriate and welcome."
  • Business document
  • July 2016
"Thank you so much for the proofs you sent through, I’m glad to confirm they arrived with us today and the mark-ups looked great. The level of amends you applied is just what we were hoping for."
  • First Story
  • June 2016
"Thank you, Dawn! A superb copy edit. I'm really pleased. Please send me an invoice!"
  • Synopsis of children’s novel
  • June 2016
"Thank you, it reads really well and is professional and gentle. Your fee is very fair as it gives me confidence to use your services and I feel grounded. The agreement and letter all make sense and flow and I am using them with your edit suggestions."
  • Joint author agreement
  • May 2016
"Your feedback has been incredibly helpful. I have just read through the changes and agree with all of them."
  • Academic Paper
  • April 2016
"ProofPerfect gave local writing group Saltdean Scribblers the perfect, fair, constructive and comprehensive critique of our collaborative novel Fault Lines; thank you."
  • Adult fiction
  • April 2016
"You’ll be pleased to hear that ‘Unravellings’, my first venture into the world of prose, has been successfully published and proved very popular. May I thank you for the meticulous professionalism of your proofreading service. My next prose publication is due in 6 months and I will certainly avail myself of your excellent skills at ProofPerfect to ensure none of my [many] errors appear in the final text."
  • Poetic prose
  • September 2015
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