Congrats! Your document is almost ready for publication. You’ve written it, revised it, and edited it for grammar, style, flow, and logic. You just need a proofreader to check it and fix any remaining errors.
My proofreading service includes
- Correcting errors of grammar, syntax, and word usage
- Correcting mechanical errors (hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, use of italic and bold font, format of endnotes and footnotes, etc.) to ensure the document conforms to publisher’s style guide or your preferred editorial style (such as Chicago, APA, or AP)
- Formatting references according to the publisher’s style guide (optional)
If you think your document needs more work, please check my editing services.
The difference between proofreading and editing
|Correcting errors of grammar, syntax, word use||Yes||Yes|
|Correcting mechanical errors||Yes||Yes|
|Querying anything that may need your attention||Yes||Yes|
|Checking footnotes, appendixes, and figure and table captions||Yes||Yes|
|Checking in-text citations against the reference list (optional)||Yes||Yes|
|Checking, correcting, and formatting the reference list (optional)||Yes||Yes|
|Explaining my major editing choices||No||Yes|
|Improving sentence structure||No||Yes|
|Suggesting improvements of style||No||Yes|
|Suggesting ways to improve flow and logic||No||Yes|
|Ensuring the document uses the right voice and tone for its target audience||No||Yes|
Is your document ready for proofreading? Ask me if I’m available to proofread* your document.
* If you are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program, before hiring me to proofread your academic work (PhD thesis, dissertation, scholarly article, etc.), please ask your advisor what kind of editorial intervention is allowed.