Proofreading is the reading of copy to correct errors and ensure consistency of style just before publication. Only after copyediting and typesetting have been completed is a document ready for proofreading. It is very important that this task be performed by a qualified and skilled proofreader, as it really is the last chance to perfect the copy and ensure it reflects the great deal of effort that has gone into its publication.
Many clients contact me asking for their work to be proofread when what they actually need is copyediting. Proofreading really is the final stage before publication: going over work that has already been through the revision and correction process with a fine-tooth comb to ensure it is perfect.
Before starting, I need a thorough understanding of the length and content of your document, as well as the turnaround time you require. To be able to give you an accurate quote and deadline for completion, I will need to see the full document. I understand that your work may be of a personal nature and you may wish to provide only a small sample, or maybe nothing at all. If this is the case, I will provide you with an estimate but this will need to be amended on viewing of the full document in order to accurately reflect the work involved. Contact me to get started.