When reading about proofreading services, you might see various terms mentioned: proofreading, copy-editing and proof-editing.

Proofreading is normally carried out towards the end of the writing process, just before publication, and the aim is to catch any last-minute errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as check that there are no inconsistencies within the text.

The process of copy-editing happens earlier on, before the proofreading stage. As well as the usual checks for spelling, grammar and punctuation, a copy-editor will check that style has been followed for such as headers, layout and font, and will ensure clarity and consistency within the text. If a style sheet hasn’t been supplied, a copy-editor can often create one for you.

Proof-editing (which is becoming more popular) lies somewhere between the two.

If you aren’t certain about which of the proofreading services is most suitable for you, please email me a sample of approximately 1,000 words (preferably from the middle of your document) and I’ll get in touch ASAP to advise you. 

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The general knowledge that I have gained from years of reading has come in useful on various projects; for example, when proofreading magazines that cover a variety of subjects.


Looking for a proofreader before you submit your manuscript to a publishing house? Or are you a first-time author who is unsure as to what to do next with your manuscript? Feel free to contact me for a quote or for advice.


Do you need a proofreader for your journal article or other academic writing? Send me a 1,000-word sample of your article and I’ll get back to you with a quote ASAP.


Could your business do with another pair of eyes to check over your written content, whether that be a report, a company brochure or advertising material? No matter how small or large the job, I’d be delighted to offer you a quote. You can be assured of my confidentiality on any project.


Specific rules apply for work that is to be submitted for marking or grading. Please have a look at my Dissertation Proofreading Service page for further information.

Email me a small sample of your document so I can advise on the level of edit needed and provide you with a quote.

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