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Words are powerful – your writing should be too. Don’t let errors diminish the strength of your message. Proof to Print will polish your writing so that it’s ready for your audience.

COPYEDITING

Copyediting ensures that a piece of writing is clear and concise, stylistically and grammatically correct, and free of spelling and punctuation errors. Proof to Print copyediting addresses the following:

– Typographical errors
– Incorrect or misplaced punctuation
– Grammar and syntax errors
– English language usage errors
– Use of repetitive or unnecessary words
– Inappropriate use of jargon

– Style element inconsistencies
– Number and capitalization inconsistencies
– Noun/verb agreement issues
– Awkward or confusing sentences
– Font and formatting inconsistencies
– Flow and logic problems

Copyediting does not include fact checking, localizing content for another region (e.g. US English to UK), checking for copyright infringement or plagiarism, ghost writing, indexing, or developmental editing.

Copyediting is available starting at $0.016 per word. Student discounts are available.

PROOFREADING

Once all other editing has been completed, Proof to Print searches for and corrects the following:

– Typographical and spelling errors
– Incorrect or misplaced punctuation
– Basic grammar mistakes
– Style element inconsistencies

– English language usage errors
– Capitalization
– Sentence and line spacing issues

Proofreading does not include rewording or rewriting, changing structure or meaning, fact checking, indexing, or formatting.

Proofreading is available starting at $0.01 per word. Student discounts are available.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

We copyedit and proofread documents written by people whose first language is not English. We understand that papers drafted by non-native writers may require not only corrections to punctuation and grammar, but also assistance with word usage, definite articles, pluralization, and sentence transitions.

Contact us to find out how we can make your writing read as though it was written by a native English speaker while maintaining your unique voice.

Pricing starts at $0.019 per word. Student discounts are available.

BETA READING

Our beta readers provide feedback on book manuscripts prior to publication.

If you’ve edited and proofread your manuscript, it may be technically perfect, but it might not be a compelling or riveting read. Proof to Print will identify plot holes, consistency issues, or unresolved character development flaws that are more apparent to a first-time reader.

We offer three levels of beta reads:

– Our BASIC service includes a substantive and detailed memorandum addressing plot and character development; highlighting any issues with pacing, flow, logic, or consistency; and pointing out recurring grammatical errors. Pricing starts at $10 per 5,000 words. Student discounts are available.

– Our PLUS service provides everything listed above plus a bonus (light) copy edit and proofread, with tracked changes, to correct simple grammatical errors and misspellings. Pricing starts at $20 per 5,000 words.

– Our EXTREME service provides everything listed above plus margin comments with valuable first impressions of plot, characters, phrasing, tone, style, and clarity. In effect, you get a mini developmental edit for the price of a beta. Pricing starts at $35 per 5,000 words. Student discounts are available.

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