Even if the book I’m reading is really engaging, when my eyes and mind snag on a typo I’m immediately booted out of the flow of writing and distracted from the content. It’s annoying every time. It’s even worse when a typo makes the author’s meaning ambiguous. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen to your readers!
I’ll go over the final version of your work with the finest of fine-toothed combs to ensure that your published piece is immaculate. No more “can” instead of “can’t”, spare slashes where a space should be, missing end quotes, accidentally doubled articles, incorrectly numbered figures, or stray apostrophes.
Proofreading is most useful after all other rewriting and editing is complete. Impress a potential agent, publisher, or grant committee—and reduce the chance of later error—with the cleanest version of your query letter, book proposal, manuscript, or application. Have an outside eye double check the final proof as the very last step before your book or article goes to print, just in case any errors have been accidentally introduced (I’ve seen it happen).
Offered for both nonfiction and fiction.