“Every writer needs a good proofreader to find and fix all those pesky grammatical errors that can ruin a reader’s enjoyment of the story. Christina has never let me down. She is prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and kind. Thank you, Christina’s Proofreading, for making my books the best they can be! I’ll be sending you another book soon.”
~ Kimberley Troutte, New York Times bestselling author
Copy Editing: The role of the copyeditor is as broad as it is important. Copyeditors correct spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, check cross-references, and prepare the style sheets that guide consistency and accuracy across the manuscript.
Proofreading: Proofreaders check the text for errors, including typographical errors and problems with typesetting specifications and page makeup. They compare the latest stage of the project to earlier stages and make sure changes have been made correctly. A proofreader has a very specific job.
Essentially, a proofreader will do the following:
Read the document.
Find the errors.
Mark the errors.
Return the document.
I base my rates on the Editorial Freelancers Association guidelines. Much is dependent on the amount of polishing and correcting that is required for each project. I will also need an approximate word count and any deadlines that may apply. Without these, I can’t provide a quote or confirm my availability. These rates are based on either word count or per hour.
All prices are based on 250 standard words per page. Manuscripts must be in 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, with one-inch margins.
I use Track Changes and mark directly on the manuscript. As with any service, business conditions and services are subject to change. Follow-up discussions up to 30 minutes are available upon request. I accept funds through PayPal.