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.

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.

Mario Author, Portugal
Mario

Fantastic!

Simon Author, France
Simon

As you would wish for: good work, fast, and a pleasant process for a good price.

Jeroen Professor, The Netherlands
Jeroen

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.

Nick Biographer, UK
Nick

Services tailored to your work

Standard Proofreading

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.

Enhanced Proofreading

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.

Manuscript Editing

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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