Professional editing services

Almost all writers recognise the benefits of having their work checked over by a professional or friend who has the required skills, for grammar, spelling, punctuation and general consistency of name spelling, locations etc. within their novel. We would suggest that in order to have your book presented in its best possible light, it should be checked over by someone other than you, the writer, prior to the production stage.

Remember, you never know who will be reading your book once it is printed and available for sale, so you obviously don’t want to have your reader distracted by annoying little errors that could have easily been corrected before it was printed and which can result in negative online reviews.

Our editing services

All of our editors and proofreaders are professionals with both qualifications and experience and all will work on a manuscript using Microsoft Word Track Changes. We will return your manuscripts with instructions on how to accept or reject each suggested change along with a ‘cleaned’ version with all suggested changes accepted.

Proofreading consists of checking and correcting the spelling, grammar and punctuation of a written manuscript as well as the consistency of style.

Copy-editing further includes suggesting re-wording to improve the flow of text, checking facts and references and alerting the publisher and author of any possible legal implications.

To have your manuscript proofread will cost £5.00 per 1,000 words.

To have your manuscript copy-edited (which includes proofreading) with price upon application on receipt of your full manuscript.

Please note that there is an industry standard tolerance of 5-10% for both copy-editing and proofreading, depending on the complexity and quality of the original manuscript, see www.sfep.org.uk/standards/standards-in-proofreading/#text-perfect but our aim is 1%-5%.

Contact us for more information or a quote to proofread your manuscript*

*Please note that we do not offer proofreading as a stand-alone service; it is only available to authors who are publishing their books with us.