Editing/Proofreading

 

Editing/Proofreading Services

All it takes is a few errors for your document or book to look unprofessional.

I am the author and editor of 14 books, including Strange Stories, True Stories and Tales from Hollywood, available on Amazon.  I'm keen to make your writing shine.  As your editor and proofreader I will work to review your text, checking for any errors. 

Copyediting vs. Proofreading, What's the Difference?

Copyediting

Copyediting is an in-depth review of a document to make sure it's both clear, concise and well-structured.  Which might include rearranging sentences or paragraphs, changes to the wording, adding or deleting information as required.

Proofreading

Proofreading is the final stage of the process, and requires a thorough read through of the text checking for any missed formatting issues, grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes. 

How Do I Make Changes?

I use track changes, using Google Docs.

What I Provide

I provide a combined service of both copyediting and proofreading.

What I Look Out For

  • Grammar blunders
  • Punctuation errors
  • Spelling slip ups
  • Formatting issues
  • Improper word use
  • Sentence structure
  • Syntax issues

My Speciality

  • Nonfiction books
  • Website content
  • Newsletters 
  • Articles
  • Business documents
  • Resumes
  • Emails
  • Product Descriptions 

Prices

(£0.017 per word).

Up to 500 words £8.50

Up to 1,500 words £25.50

Up to 3,000 words £51

Up to 5,000 words £85

Up to 8,000 words £136

Up to 10,000 words £170

Up to 15,000 words £255

Up to 20,000 words £340

Up to 25,000 words £425

Up to 30,000 words £510

Up to 35,000 words £595

Up to 40,000 words £680

(If you have a larger document let me know and I'll give you a quote).

10% Discount off each order

My Turnaround Time

There is no one size fits all to editing/proofreading, below you can see rough estimates of when documents can be Turnaround time will depend length of document.  It all depends on the amount of work involved.

(I like to give a conservative time frame for each job but take into account illness, computer breakdown etc. if any of these things should happen).

Payment

Payment must be made in advance. (I don't offer a refund for my services).

The Process

Send your email to hbolam@gmail.com

With the following details:
  • Your details.
  • Document (must be an MS Word Document).
  • Word count of your document.
  • If the document is UK English or US English.
  • That you agree to the price laid out in Prices above.

 What Happens Next?

  1. Once I have all of your details I'll send you an email acknowledging that I have your order.
  2. You'll receive a PayPal invoice for immediate payment.
  3. After payment is received I start working on your document.

 When Work Is Complete

When I've finished proofreading and editing your document you'll receive two documents:

  • An MS Word Document with changes made.
  • A clean document (the finished product).

Track changes can be viewed on Google docs using Editing, then Suggestions.

(Keyboard shortcuts in Google Docs (Ctrl + Alt + O or Ctrl + Alt + U).

Track changes can be viewed on MS Word using Review, Track Changes. 

(Keyboard shortcut in Word Ctrl + Shift + E).