Basic Proofreading Service

 

A Specially Designed Service for Independent Authors and Publishers Wanting Their Formatted Files Checked Without the Expense of a Standard Proofread.

 

Basic Proofreading Service to Make Sure Your Formatted Print and E-book Files Upload and Publish Without Any Obvious Errors.

 

This is a specially designed proofread to check for configuration, technical layout and other errors before readers have a chance to give you a bad review because of them.

This service does not include a thorough check of spelling or grammar errors as manuscripts at this stage should have already been copyedited or had a standard proofread.

Basic Print Layout/Typeset Proofread

This is the final look at your book after it has been made into a PDF ready to go to the printer.

The basic print PDF file proofread will check:

  • Print interior layout PDF
  • All headers and footers
  • Copyright page
  • Contents page
  • All other front and back matter pages are correct
  • Chapter numbers and chapter placement
  • Drop caps
  • Exclamation and question marks
  • Dialogue marks
  • Picture placement
  • Page numbers
  • Repeated text
  • Obvious typos found at a glance

Basic E-book Format Proofread (EPUB, MOBI)

Before uploading an e-book it’s important to make sure there are no errors caused by code before it is available to your readers.

When a book is converted to e-book it can cause issues in code that move items around, remove marks and replace them with marks that do not belong. This is why a basic proofread is important. This service is based on checking for known issues within e-book conversion and nothing else.

The basic e-book file proofread will check:

  • Copyright page
  • Contents page
  • All other front and back matter pages are correct
  • First line no-indents
  • Exclamation and question marks
  • Dialogue marks
  • Picture placement
  • Page numbers
  • Links are working
  • Repeated text
  • Obvious typos (at a glance)

Our rates are very competitive, without compromising on value or quality.

Pricing starts from $100 and is based on word count and complexity.

Turnaround time is also based on word count.

Example: 60,000 word manuscript 10-15 business days turnaround

  • All proofreading will be done electronically. All corrections found will be provided on the PDF as comments or in a word.doc file sent to you via email.

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How it works

  1. Complete the form here to get started.
  2. After receiving your completed project form, which includes your attached print PDF and/or e-book file to be checked, we’ll send you a secure PayPal invoice.
  3. Once payment has been received your proofreading project will begin.
  4. Once your proofreading project has been completed, a word.doc report listing any changes to be made will be sent to you via email.

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What e-book file formats do you accept for proofreading?  I don’t have a PayPal account, how can I still pay you?
We accept both EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) files for format proofreading. That’s no problem. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay your invoice. You’ll also have the option to pay via credit card.