Manuscript Proofreading and Editing
Perfecting the English in your manuscript while retaining your voice and style
Book or ebook · article · play · poem · translation
Submit your manuscript with confidence
We are very conscious of your efforts to get the style and tone of your writing exactly as you want. We also know that we may be the very first people to read your work. With Manuscript Proofreading, we make sure your writing is free of errors and ready for submission. With Manuscript Editing, we can also polish wording to improve clarity and fluency.
Our proofreaders are fully booked.
Unfortunately, this means that we are not able to accept new work. We do keep some time available for existing customers so if we have worked with you before, please email us.
Secure and confidential
We use security-hardened Microsoft services to protect your information.
Experts in written English
All manuscript proofreading and editing is carried out by our own experts.
Advice and guidance
We provide feedback, advice and guidance to help you improve your writing.
Free revisions included
We continue to work with you until your document is ready for submission.
Work that gets great reviews
You can see from our reviews that people love our services. Ours is not just a one-time process. We check any changes you make as you finalise your work, until your writing is exactly as you want it to be.
I have a set of Short Stories and Poetry and The Proof & Edit company did the proofread and the edit work. Their commitment was outstanding and I’m really happy with the final result. David and his team were very attentive to the details and always available for any question. I definitively recommend their work.
As you would wish for: good work, fast, and a pleasant process for a good price.
Outstanding support. With some 80,000 words written over three months, I was conscious that I had littered the manuscript with errors. I needed a thoughtful, intelligent proofreading team to work on the project with me. I am absolutely delighted with their response, their rates and above all their commitment.
Services tailored to your work
Choose when your manuscript has been typeset and you need a final check of the page proofs to be sure they are free of minor errors.
Choose when you need an expert to eliminate errors and polish your manuscript so it is fluent and clear and can be submitted with confidence.
Choose when you need an editor to re-work your raw material so that it is accurate, easy to follow, fit for purpose and free of errors.
We’re here to answer your questions
Frequently asked questions
Will you keep my writing confidential?
Yes. We frequently work with sensitive material. We are happy to sign non-disclosure agreements and we keep all material secure and confidential as a matter of course.
How can I be sure my writing will retain the style I want?
We understand how important it is to keep your voice as you intend. We will edit a sample so you can be completely confident that the changes we make are what you need.
What is the difference between Proofreading and Editing?
Proofreading Plus and Manuscript Editing are carried out to prepare your manuscript for submission to a publisher. Basic Proofreading is carried out on the proof pages as the last step before publication.
How do I know if I need Enhanced Proofreading or Manuscript Editing?
Manuscript Editing transforms your raw material with extensive re-work, whereas Proofreading Plus involves improvements mainly at the sentence level. If you are not sure, please contact us so we can arrange to work on a sample for you.
Do I need proofreading if my manuscript was thoroughly edited?
Yes. It is very common for small errors to be made in the final editing. Proofreading is the last check to be sure these errors are corrected.
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