proofreading

Proofreading Services

Proofreading services

Sometimes we all need a little bit of help with our written English, which is why I offer a proofreading service. I’ll check your work for flow, structure, spelling errors and grammatical oddities. I proofread:

Business contentI can help with any type of document from reports to websites to e-books. 

Academic work: I can proofread anything from a 2000 word essay to a 80,000 word PhD thesis.

CVs, application forms and cover letters: before you send off that important application, I can help.

How much does proofreading cost?

For business content and academic work fees are calculated on word count. I charge £12 per 1000 words (standard English). If a document is under 1000 words there is a flat fee of £12. Emergency proofreading that includes evening or weekend work will incur a 50% additional charge.

For CVs, application forms and cover letters, the following fees apply:

  • 1 page CV – £15
  • 2 page CV – £20
  • 3 page CV – £25
  • 4 page CV – £30
  • 1-2 page cover letter – £15
  • 1-2 page job application form – £15
  • 3 page job application form – £25
  • 4 page job application form – £30

Packages

  • 1-2 page covering letter and 2 page CV – £30 (save £5)
  • 1-2 page covering letter and 3 page CV – £35 (save £5)
  • 1-2 page covering letter and 2 page job application – £28 (save £2)
  • 1-2 page covering letter and 3 page job application – £35 (save £5)

If you need something else, just let me know and I can give you an individual quote.

How does proofreading work and how long will it take?

Just send me an email and we can have a chat about your work and your deadlines. 

If you are happy with our chat, I’ll check my diary and book you a slot that suits us both. For large jobs, a 50% deposit may be required.

You then send me your work, preferably as a Word document. I will use the track changes and comment features to annotate your copy. This then gets sent back to you for you to implement the changes.

Proofreading a document can take anything from a few hours to a week depending on the length and complexity of the text. For instance, an 80,000 word PhD thesis could take approximately one to two weeks to read and annotate.

What can't I do

Because the content of the work belongs to you, I can’t:

  1. check the content for factual errors;
  2. write the work for you, especially if it is an academic piece of work for examination;
  3. guarantee that your work will pass an examination process.
My job is to look at the layout and flow of the work, to flag up spelling and grammatical errors and to give corrections and suggestions.