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Thank you so much for your help by proofreading my script. You have helped me towards achieving a long-held dream of publishing this book. It means an awful lot to me.
Heather Flint, author, Abbey Secret.

How can I help?

To help you decide which service you need, here’s a quick summary of what the different catagories mean. A copyeditor or line-editor works on copy that needs a good tidying up, while a proofreader checks final drafts. And then there’s proof-editing, which marries the two services in a more budget- and time-friendly way. Check below to see which service you need.
Contact me if you need more help.

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These are the main checks I carry out when copyediting your work

  • Grammar, punctuation, syntax, and spelling.
  • Consistency in body text, header fonts, and indentations.
  • Names for places and famous people.
  • Using synonyms to eliminate repetition.
  • Continuity in character traits and appearance.
  • Checking numbers and titles are sequential and correct.
  • Ensuring all the elements are there: tables, drawings, images, and references.
  • Flagging up legal issues such as plagiarism and copyright infringements.


The buck stops here! Proofreading is the final check before publication

  • Grammar, spelling, and typography.
  • Consistency in style, text, layout, images, and captions.
  • Ensuring images and captions match and that images go with the content.
  • Checking all the elements of a table or graph are correct and make sense.
  • Flagging up ambiguity or lack of clarity in meaning.
  • Running heads and feet.
  • Numbers, indexes, and graphs.
  • Alphabetised lists and sequences.
  • Checking references are correctly formatted
  • Making sure indexes have the right format throughout.


  • Combines copyediting and proofreading into one process.
  • Text requires less intervention than needed for a copyedit.
  • One-stop shop is less demanding on client’s budget.
  • Material may have been copyedited but still needs more than a straightforward proofread.

Can I offer you
a quote?

If you contact me with details of your project, I’m happy to supply an estimate. You decide if you want to go ahead and work with me.

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