Book Proofreading

Book Proofreading Service for Authors

Book proofreading is an essential step before final publication to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality. You need your audience to have an enjoyable reading experience and not be distracted by bad grammar and poor spelling.

Authors are often too close to their work to proofread effectively and spot even elementary mistakes and inconsistencies. Although a friend or family member may gladly offer to proofread your book, a professional book editor is much better equipped to perform the job perfectly.

Global English Editing employs professional book editors who specialize in book editing and proofreading. Our editors are skilled and tenacious and through many years of experience working closely with authors know the common mistakes they tend to make.

Our book proofreading service is designed to ensure that a manuscript is mistake-free and consistent in spelling, style and terminology. We recommend that book proofreading be the last step in the publishing process, and is usually most effective after a book editing service has been received. If you are not there yet, our book editing and manuscript evaluation services may be more appropriate as they are designed to improve the book at an earlier stage.

However, authors have different goals and proofreading may be the only service some require. As a standalone service, book proofreading can improve the quality of a manuscript by eliminating mistakes and inconsistencies. You will have the utmost confidence that your book is ready for publication.

Outline of Global English Editing’s book proofreading service

Global English Editing’s book proofreading service focuses on:
  • Eliminating mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Consistent spelling, either British or American English
  • Consistent format, style and terminology.

 

Authors retain complete creative control over their manuscript. We proofread Microsoft Word documents using the Track Changes function, and therefore our changes are clearly visible. We can also proofread books in PDF file using Adobe’s PDF editor.

At the completion of each proofreading job, clients receive a track changes copy of the document and a clean copy with all the changes already incorporated.

If you would prefer a book editing service, please visit this page for more information.

Affordable proofreading

Global English Editing is an affordable option for authors who want a final proofread of their book. We keep our prices low by being exclusively online and efficient. Please use our Price Calculator to determine exactly how much your book will cost to proofread.

Flexible turnaround

We are also flexible with the turnaround with our book proofreading services. Authors can choose the turnaround that suits them and the price will always remain the same. Read more about our affordability and flexibility on the Prices page.