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Proofreading Rates and Services for Manuscripts

Services

There are two proofreading services we offer:

  1. Preliminary Check:
    This is the money saving option. A 10 page check with full editorial comments and all errors corrected. This is the same as the full proofreading but encompassing only ten pages. The purpose is to give you a chance to edit and proofread your own book after seeing the comments of our professional editors.
    PRICE: US $100
  2. Full Proofread:
    Discussion of your requirements will be necessary before a quote of the price can be given. Depending on your needs and the needs of the book, proofreading of your manuscript may include the following:
    1. Spelling check (American? British? Canadian? Australian? International?)
    2. Grammar check
    3. Punctuation check
    4. Word usage
    5. Tense agreement
    6. Sentence structure
    7. Paragraph structure
    8. Logical sentence and paragraph flow
    9. Consistency of terminology and facts (Your input may be necessary here and depending on the scope of the research needed this may take extra time. If needed, this is calculated for and included in our initial free estimate.)
    10. Organizational consistency and logic
    11. Miscellaneous items concerning professional manuscripts
    12. Revision of the above to present a polished, ready to publish, professional document

Rates

Generally speaking the rate for proofreading ranges from US $0.01 - $0.04 cents (one - four cents) per-word. This is only an estimate and these numbers are here only to give you an idea of the cost. These are NOT firm numbers and your rate may vary significantly. The final price for all manuscripts will be determined through discussions with the author and a comprehensive assessment of the following criteria:

  1. The proximity of the deadline
    • The closer the deadline the more it will cost.
  2. The quality of the writing
  3. The field of specialization
  4. The size of the document
    • The larger the document the cheaper the per-word rate
  5. The type of editing needed
    • Heavy
    • Medium
    • Light
  6. Extra formatting requested for the final document