Book Proofreading Services for Authors

Global English Editing offers a great value and affordable book proofreading service for authors.

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

Unfortunately, spelling and grammar mistakes can be the kiss of death when it comes to achieving success with your manuscript.

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.

Our book proofreading service is designed to ensure that a manuscript is mistake-free and consistent in spelling, style, and terminology.

The types of manuscripts suitable for our book proofreading service include:

  • Novels and novellas
  • General nonfiction (historical writing, self-help, biographies, memoirs, etc.)
  • Plays and screenplays.

Book proofreading vs editing

Authors often ask whether they should receive a proofreading service or an editing service.

We recommend that our proofreading service be the last step in the publishing process, and is usually most effective after our book editing service. If you are not at this final stage, 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.

After receiving this service, you can have complete confidence that your manuscript 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.

Skilled book proofreaders

Global English Editing has a team of professional book proofreaders who specialize in novel proofreading and non-fiction proofreading for authors. Our editors are highly skilled, and through many years of working closely with authors know the common mistakes they usually make.

After receiving our book proofreading service, your book will be free of errors and consistent in language. Your readers will focus on the merit of your story – and not be distracted by mistakes.

Affordable book proofreading

While not all authors seek the cheapest possible proofreading service, all authors – no matter their publishing aspirations – want to receive great value.

We are an affordable option for authors who want a final proofread of their book, novel, short story, play, etc. We keep our prices low by being an exclusively online and efficient book proofreading company. However, quality is never sacrificed to achieve this affordability. Our book proofreaders and editors always provide a meticulous proofreading service.

Please use our Price Calculator to determine exactly how much your book will cost to proofread.

Flexible turnaround

Some authors have a deadline for publishing their book and therefore we do our best to accommodate them.

We offer flexible turnaround times for our book proofreading services. Authors can choose the turnaround time that suits them and the price will always remain the same.

Read more about our affordability and flexibility on the Prices page.

Contact us now

Are you looking for a novel proofreading service or proofreading for any other type of manuscript? Please contact us and we can make an immediate start.