Master Proof is happy to take proofreading commissions from authors. Self-publishers in particular would benefit greatly from the services of a proofreader.

I will act as quality control on your precious manuscript before you send it to the publisher. I will check your work for errors of consistency and grammar and offer editorial advice where necessary. I will not amend your 'voice' and will provide light copy-editing if required. I am competent in using the British Standard proofreading symbols on either hard copy or on PDFs or, if preferred, I can use Track Changes in MS Word documents.

Rates for authors are from £18 per hour, although other pricing options may be available depending on the amount of work required. The invoice is payable within 14 days of issue.

I also offer a comprehensive copy-editing service for academic authors writing for publication in humanities and social science journals. I charge from £12 per 1,000 words and will ensure that the journal's house style and guidelines are adhered to.


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