Proofreading

It's time to clean up your words.

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What is proofreading?

Before content writing, articles or other textual pieces are published, they need to undergo a final check for line-to-line errors.  Typographical errors and formatting issues can often creep in during the typesetting stage, so it’s important to have an experienced, well-trained eye review what’s been put to page.  Proofreading is particularly important if you’re not well-trained in writing, or if you’ve written something in a hurry and haven’t had time to check it thoroughly.

General Proofreading

Our general proofreading service covers standard proofreading tasks. We check for typographical, grammatical and formatting errors, like disordered captions, misspellings, incorrect grammar, missing words and spacing problems.

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Editorial Proofreading

Our editorial proofreading service is a hybrid between traditional copy editing and proofreading.  Less exhaustive than copy editing, it offers a more complete assessment than general proofreading – we check for typographical, grammatical and syntactic errors, along with misspellings, formatting problems and spacing issues.  This is the perfect choice if you’re on a budget or confident enough in your writing skills that you don’t need a full copy edit.

How We Edit

All pieces are edited using the Microsoft Word ‘Track Changes’ function.  You’ll be given two copies – one with the edits integrated, the other with the Track Changes edits highlighted in red. Before we can begin editing, we’ll need a copy of your manuscript or text as a Microsoft Word document (.docx file).

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Pricing

Please note that we have a minimum project price of $50, regardless of how many words your project is or how long it takes us to edit it.

General Proofreading Per Word

From $0.06per word
Per-word pricing means never going over budget - perfect for tightly-run projects.

Typographical errors (typos) are identified and corrected

Punctuation errors are identified and corrected

Syntactic errors are identified and marked for correction

Style guide recommendations are implemented

Incorrect references styling is corrected

Editorial Proofreading Per Word

$0.08per word
Editorial proofreading is a great compromise between general proofreading and copy editing.

Typographical errors (typos) are identified and corrected

Grammatical errors are identified and corrected

Style guide recommendations are implemented

Incorrect references styling is corrected

Awkward sentences are re-phrased

Editorial Proofreading Per Hour

$40per hour
Hourly rates are perfect for projects with complex or evolving needs.

Typographical errors (typos) are identified and corrected

Grammatical errors are identified and corrected

Syntactic errors are identified and corrected

Style guide recommendations are implemented

Incorrect references styling is corrected

Awkward sentences are re-phrased

The latest from our blog on proofreading.

Can Bad Grammar and Spelling Destroy Your Marketing Efforts? February 5, 2021 by Duncan Croker I explain how peer-reviewed studies support the notion that bad grammar actually has a real-world impact.
8 Best Proofreading Tips for Error-Free Writing August 29, 2020 by Duncan Croker I walk you through 8 easy tips to help improve your proofreading skills.
How to Become a Proofreader in Australia August 25, 2020 by Duncan Croker I walk you through what you need to become a professional proofreader in Australia.