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Proofreading for Independent Authors

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As a solopreneur myself I can understand the hours of your own sweat, blood and tears that have already gone into your work. My friendly, personal approach makes me ideal for novice and self-publishing authors. When you are ready for the final stages of self-publishing, trust me to make sure it is ready to go to print.

I'll proofread your novel line by line and highlight any remaining errors that could mislead your reader. I will look at: 

  • Consistency in design of text and image elements

  • Consistent hyphenation and capitalization

  • Dialogue punctuation

  • Stacked hyphens

  • Correct word usage - homophones and homonyms

  • Pagination and chapter sequencing

  • Paragraph and section breaks

  • Removal of extraneous letter and line spaces

  • Standard and consistent spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Standard paragraph indentation

  • Widows, orphans and short lines


I will use a bespoke style sheet.

In your style sheet I'll record your preferences about hyphenation, numbering, capitalisation, spelling, punctuation and style.

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You will have your project polished up by a qualified proofreader. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading (CIEP) and completed training in General Proofreading: Theory and Practice. I can offer a calm head, a friendly approach, a flexible attitude and, when required, a fast turnaround. I always maintain your voice, deliver on budget, to the brief and to the deadline. Let's work together and get your writing published.


Click to find out how I can help your novel.

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