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Choose which type of Proofreading / Copy Editing service you require from the list below, review the guide prices at the bottom of the page, or go directly to the specific service on offer to different clients.

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Our Motto : Edit First - Proofread Last


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Ideally, proofreading should come at the end of the process, when the document is ready for publication or submission, and after the copy editing stage.

Checking proofs is a tedious but critical task and any mistakes overlooked can be costly and time consuming to correct at the final stage. Modern computer spellcheckers are useful but have their limitations. They are usually based on US English and are unable to distinguish the correct tense or even whether a word is correct (for example, they would not pick up the difference between 'where' and 'wear,' for example). 

Our proofreading service includes:

  • check and correct typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar, and general English errors
  • highlight any format, content, layout, heading or formatting and cross-reference inconsistencies
  • check typographical details and ensure consistency


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Being able to write creatively does not necessarily mean an ability to edit. Proofreading and editing your own writing is notoriously difficult - a fresh pair of eyes and an objective viewpoint is nearly always useful.

Depending upon the degree of editing required, we can provide the following options:

Option 1 - Light editing

  • 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

Option 2 - Substantive editing
All of the above for light editing. plus where required

  • rewrite to improve the structure and content without changing the original meaning
  • remove wordiness, inappropriate terms or jargon
  • query conflicting statements, discrepancies or inconsistencies
  • reduce word count to comply with specified length
  • suggest revisions or identify gaps in content or areas of text which need further development


£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.

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1485 543746 ireneboston@gmail.com

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