On this page I'll describe how I can help you by proofreading and editing your document. I've many years of experience working as a scientist, an English as a Second Language teacher, and an academic and scientific proofreader to native and non-native English speakers.
If you've any questions feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to help.
Alternatively if you need any help or would like to ask some questions you can visit the Excellent Proofreading and Writing Facebook page where I’d be happy to help you. You can also keep up to date with all new additions to this site at my Facebook page.
If you're a first time customer see this page for a free trial of my service with some of your work.
All the work I do is fully guaranteed. If you're not happy with anything return the work (within 3 weeks of me returning it to you), stating what's wrong, and I'll correct anything you're unhappy with.
I can proofread just about anything written in English.
I specialize in scientific and academic proofreading along with ESL proofreading. But I can proofread anything you'd like me to.
If you're unsure feel free to contact me first, or submit your document using the procedure below and I'll be able to take a look at it and give you a free evaluation and full quote for you to consider before instructing me to start the proofreading.
The terms proofreading and copyediting are often used interchangeably by people not familiar with them. In general proofreading is the more basic service which involves checking for spelling and grammar mistakes; while, copyediting involves improving the style, format and language choices in the document.
The service I offer as a ‘proofreading service’ includes copyediting as well. Many companies offer separate proofreading and copyediting services, often at different prices. I don't. I offer one document improvement service, as this is what many people want when they search for ‘proofreading’. If you want something different please indicate this when submitting your document or ask a question using the form below.
When proofreading I'll check the spelling, style, syntax, grammar, content and form. This includes the following:
My service includes revisions and I will work with you to make your document better. I am happy to correspond with my clients and you can ask me any questions you have once I have returned your corrected document.
I can also provide a certificate to show that your work has been edited by a professional.
I proofread using the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word. This means that all the changes are clear for you to see. I'll return two copies of your document, one finalized version ready for you to use with all the changes incorporated and one with the changes and any comments I add displayed for you to see precisely where I made my changes.
Once I've received your document I'll use a three stage process to proofread the document.
Excellent Proofreading and Writing offers a simple pricing structure. I charge $0.02 per word (calculated before starting to proofread) for proofreading and editing. I charge $0.04 per word for rewriting a passage completely.
You can easily find the word count by using the Word Count feature in Microsoft Word or similar program. This is so that it's easy for you to work out the price of the proofreading before you've even submitted the document to me.
I do not round up the total word count to the nearest thousand or even hundred words.You get charged for the number of words that there are in the document and not a single word more.
There's a minimum charge of $5 for any document or group of documents. If you send several short documents all at once I'll use the total word count to calculate the cost.
I can return most documents in less than 5 days unless they're very long. I can do a rush service if it is required but this will incur an increase in the price.
For long documents contact me for an individual quote and return time.
You can see the page about the Excellent Proofreading and Writing proofreading price match guarantee.
I accept documents in Microsoft Word format (doc. or docx.). If you don't have Microsoft Word you can download the open source and free Open Office suite of programs. Open Office’s Writer (equivalent to MS Word) can save documents in the doc. format.
I accept payment through PayPal’s secure online payment system. I'll also include payment instructions in your confirmation email when I receive your document.
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