Services: Proofreading


Rate begins at .008 per word for a single pass.
Rate begins at .013 for a double pass (two different proofreaders).

Some people call it proofreading. Others call it basic copyediting. To avoid confusion and show you how this service differs from my line editing service, I refer to my stand-alone copyediting service as proofreading.

Proofreading is done within the manuscript using the Track Changes and Comments markup tools. Here’s what my team and I look for:

  • Grammar issues
  • Typos
  • Punctuation errors
  • Missing words
  • Incorrect words
  • Misspellings
  • Minor clarity issues

Please note that proofreading is not a substitute for editing.

Proofreading is performed by a member of my team and/or by me.

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Line Editing

Addresses tone, flow, pacing, dialogue and narrative structure, repetition, and more at the sentence and paragraph levels. Click here for more details and rates.

Developmental Editing

Tackles story-level issues such as plot, theme, characterization, “worldbuilding,” credibility, showing vs. telling, and point of view. Click here for more details and rates.


Focuses on technical flaws including grammar, style, accuracy, and consistency. Click here for more details and rates.

Substantive Editing

Includes heavy line editing as well as rewriting and, if needed, some ghostwriting. Appropriate for manuscripts requiring significant revision. Click here for more details and rates.

Other Services

For other services, including help with your book blurb, book synopsis, or book proposal and manuscript critiquing, writing coaching, and copywriting, click here. Click here for more details and rates.
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