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Manuscript Evaluation - Copyediting - Line Editing - Proofreading - Developmental Editing - Substantive Editing

Proofreading (2.5 cents per word)


Proofreading is the final stage in the editorial process. Proofreaders usually see a project after the writing and design is complete and any photos or other visual elements have been added and only edits for typos and basic grammatical errors, including:

  • Correcting errors of grammar and style (e.g., verb tense, units such as ml, use of numerals and words such as “5” or “five”)

  • Correcting errors of capitalization, punctuation (e.g., the use of commas, semicolons, colons, periods, dashes, apostrophes)

  • Correcting errors of spelling and word usage (e.g., to/too, affect/effect)

  • Checking design elements such as heading and typeface styles, page numbers, and the like.

If your text is 100% finished and ready for publication, this is the edit for you. Even if you’ve read your text a hundred times, you must hire a proofreader before you send your work into the world. Trust me, you will regret it if you don’t, and it’s the least expensive of all my editing options.

“Andrew’s passion for poetry, his enthusiasm, his incredible work ethic, his keen reading ability, his knowledge of both our poetic ancestry and contemporary poetry, and his ability to utilize technology is incredible. He reads his peers’ and colleagues’ poetry and prose with such an unusual ability to pin point exactly what their work is trying to do and isn't yet doing. He edited my third book, HUNGER, vastly improving it. When it was accepted for publication, he built my website. I could not have asked for a more attentive editor, consultant, and friend."

Judy Jordan, Author & Professor

How To Hire Me

If you think I might be the editor for you, please contact me here. To learn a little bit more about how I work, my personality traits, and my skill sets, please check out my Berke Pre-Employment Assessment here, my teacher ratings here, and my CV here.

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