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We can provide a cost effective proofreading service for the final draft of your ebook manuscript. Don't neglect this essential last stage before releasing your ebook to a wider audience.

We understand the different requirements involved in dealing with fiction and non-fiction publications and have worked with a wide range of genres and formats.

We ensure that we preserve the author's voice throughout while improving the flow of the story on the page.
If your forte is non-fiction, we will focus on communicating your ideas clearly and concisely without hindering the narrative.

We can usually help with short notice medium length projects but for a long manuscript, it is advisable to book your proofreader or editor in advance, thus ensuring a prompt turnaround time but with the attention to detail you need.

We can also provide a final proofread on ebooks which are already formatted, such as Kindle and ePub files but any changes would need to be made in a Word document or PDF file as ebook formats do not allow alterations to be made.

Internet Blogs
The 'churn' factor of internet blog content may mean that yesterday's post quickly becomes the online equivalent of fish and chip paper but it's still important that your message isn't ruined by careless spelling or grammatical errors.

We can provide a proofreading or copy editing service which will ensure your blog post is free of spelling errors, grammatical mistakes and conveys your message in concise clear terms. We check for clarity, sentence structure, word choice and other slang and linguistic issues before you publish. Don't allow your comments pages to be dominated by a focus on nitpicking errors spotted by readers rather than worthshile discussion of its content.

Most prospective clients will discover your business via your online presence and first impressions count. Don't lose out on new clients by presenting a website with typos, grammatical errors or poor sentence structure.

We can provide a final proofread of your website copy, ensuring it is free of typos and grammatical errors or polish your website, ensuring that the copy is concise but still contains the relevant keywords to help your site be found by search engines. So often websites are full of marketing or PR hype, with barely a keyword to be seen. 

Websites should be written first for search engines and second for prospective clients. The fanciest website text and graphics is no use if the search engines can't find your website in the first place.  We can write relevant meta tags, title, description and keywords, as well as suggesting relevant 'body text' for your web pages. 

If you wish to check what past and existing clients think of our services, we believe our Testimonials page speaks for itself.

Decide which level of proofreading and editing you require from the list below, review the guide prices at the bottom of the page and then contact us for a precise quote and turnaround time.

Proofreading includes:

  • check and correct typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar and general linguistic English errors
  • highlight any format, content, layout, heading or formatting inconsistencies

Editing services include

Light copyediting

  • correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax and general English usage
  • check for overall clarity and consistency of style, tone and sentence structure
  • highlight inconsistencies in word use, meaning and format
  • check against layout specifications for typesetting

Substantive editing
Includes all of the above for light copy editing, plus where required

  • edit to improve the style, tone, structure and content without changing the original meaning
  • rewrite to improve meaning and vocabulary
  • edit confusing, ambiguous or awkward sentences to improve the flow of text
  • remove wordiness, inappropriate terms or jargon
  • query conflicting statements, discrepancies or inconsistencies
  • reduce or increase word count to comply with the specified length


£4.00 to £7.50 per thousand words

Light Copy Editing
£7.50 to £10.00 per thousand words
Substantive Copy Editing
£10.00 to £20.00 per thousand words

The price ranges above relate to the complexity of document, the degree of proofreading or editing required and your deadline, and also include any discounts applicable for students or charities.

The above prices relate to changes being made directly to the electronic copy in Word with track changes turned on. If you are unsure whether you need proofreading or copyediting, please let us have a represenative sample of your text.

Please contact us for a precise quote and a clearer idea of a turnaround time.



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