Proofreading services are the very last step before a document or piece of writing is published or distributed. The proofreader finds and corrects the tiniest errors to ensure the document is ready for reading!

What do proofreading services include?

Proofreading is a fast and straightforward process that makes sure writing is completely error-free.

Your Writing Rose proofreader will:

Correct errors in spelling, punctuation, word usage, and grammar

Ensure consistency in spelling of proper nouns such as character or place names and the numbering of figures or images

Cross-reference the table of contents, index, appendices, footnotes, and endnotes

Adhere to style guides such as the Chicago Manual of Style, AP Stylebook, APA, MLA, and/or a house style guide.

Limitations of proofreading services

Proofreading does not make any revisions or edits to your words or sentences

Proofreading does not make changes to the text except where a language rule is broken

Proofreading does not offer critique or criticism

Are you looking for comments and suggestions, feedback, and a more thorough edit than proofreading provides?

Editing and proofreading are two different services.

Check out a post I made that compares and contrasts the two.

It should answer any questions you have!

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What kinds of documents
need professional proofreading?

Proofreading will improve...

Newspaper and magazine articles

Novels and novellas

Non-fiction books

Children's books

Website content

Blog posts

Online course content

Email list content

Personal statements

Cover letters

Theses and dissertations

Presentations and webinar presentations

Advertisements and announcements for businesses

Product catalogs, store catalogs, and product descriptions

Application essays

Mission statements

Statements of purpose

Professional biographies

Artist biographies

Artist statements

Press releases

Press kits and electronic press kits

Informational brochures and pamphlets

Company documents such as training manuals and employee handbooks

Scientific and technical writing, including research proposals

Cookbooks, recipes, and recipe blogs

Restaurant menus

What are rates and deadlines for proofreading services?

Price quotes are completely customized for you and based on what your document needs. Here are factors that influence your quote:
  • Number of words
  • Desired deadline
  • Purpose, goal, or message of your writing
  • Where the writing will be used or published

    SPECIAL RATES available for:
  • Repeated or recurring orders
  • Content written about certain high-need topics
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Proofreading

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