Proofreading Services

As well as being a writer, I am also a proofreader and writing mentor. Over the years, I have helped many writers to improve the quality of their work and have proofread documents for a wide variety of clients, including both students and professionals. I offer a variety of proofing and mentoring services, so you can be sure to find one that suits your needs.

To request a service, contact me: proofreadingphoenix(at)gmail.com

Pricing

My prices for proofreading are worked out on a ‘per word’ basis with a minimum charge of £10/document. Other services are calculated on a ‘per hour’ basis, again with the minimum document charge of £10.

Service Price per 1000 words*
Standard Proofreading £10
Intensive Proofreading £20
Additional Proofreading £2.50
Service Price per hour*
Writing Mentor £27.50
Document Formatting £20
Document Authoring/Ghostwriting Please enquire**

*For long documents (over 25,000 words), please contact me for a quote.
**Prices for authoring/ghost-writing a document will vary depending on the nature of the document you require.

Services

Proofreading

When you give your document to me for proofreading, I will check for spelling and grammatical errors and incorrect word choices. If you request intensive proofreading, I will also look at:

  • Tone and style
  • Structure (sentence and paragraph)
  • Wordiness
  • Vocabulary (jargon, repetition)
  • Readability
  • Basic presentation/formatting
  • Inconsistency

Intensive proofreading also gives a free second pass of the document after your changes have been made. Additional proofreading passes over a document can be purchased for £2.50 per 1000 words.

Mentoring

Aimed at fiction writers, my mentoring service is designed to make you into a better author. This is not a proofreading service, although I will advise on all of the aspects covered above. As your writing mentor, I will help you to improve your quality of writing in the following areas amongst others:

  • Character development
  • Plot and plot holes
  • Consistency
  • Readability
  • Believability
  • Spelling and grammar

This service will require work on your part to achieve the best results. To begin, I require you to have at least a rough draft of a document. While I may be able to advise on how you can start writing your masterpiece, I cannot  write it for you. That’s called ghost-writing and it’s a different service altogether. Please contact me at proofreadingphoenix(at)gmail.com if you have further enquiries.

Document Formatting

Document formatting is the art of making the words sit correctly on a page. This may be for a university assignment, a self-published book or any number of other publications. Please note, however, that I am not a graphic designer and I will be unable to help with projects requiring graphic work.

Document Authoring/Ghost-writing

If you have an outline for a document you would like written, I can write that for you. For works of fiction, I require a detailed outline of the story’s plot, comprehensive character profiles and a sample of any previous works involving the same plot or characters (if applicable). Please contact me at proofreadingphoenix(at)gmail.com for enquiries.

For non-fiction works, the requirements may vary depending on the subject matter and type of document required. Please contact me at proofreadingphoenix(at)gmail.com for enquiries.

Please note: use of my services does not guarantee that your work will be accepted for publication nor that it will blow the socks off your professor or boss.