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Proofreading looks specifically at grammar, spelling, and internal consistency within a manuscript. References are checked and formatting is applied throughout the manuscript. Since proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, its end goal is to set up the manuscript as a seamless, professional quality print file that is ready for publication. Proofreading service includes the creation of a personalized style sheet, which is a record of editorial decisions made during the process (if one hasn't already been created during line- & copyediting).

Since proofreading is the final step before publication, this service is for authors who are 100% ready to publish and who do not intend to make further changes to their book but want a final pair of eyes to find any typos or glaring mistakes that may have slipped through during previous editing stages.


​​Resources: Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed., Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary​

During proofreading I will focus on:

  • Consistency of grammar and spelling

  • Word usage

  • Typos

  • Missing or repeated words

  • Formatting consistency​

Proofreading is completed using either Track Changes in Word or tools for marking up PDF proofs. Authors are responsible for accepting/rejecting all changes to the manuscript unless they have requested a "clean" copy of their manuscript with all changes accepted. Please note, proofreading is not a substitute for editing. 

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