Proofreading – Basic: Similar to basic copyediting but with a lighter touch. The final check of grammar, punctuation, and typos before printing. Often called Galley Proofs that checks copy for conformity to type specifications, ensures attractive typography by checking margins, word spacing, repetitive word breaks, etc.
Proofreading Galleys: Ensures manuscript adheres to required style, marks typeset copy word for word against a printed manuscript, identifies deviations for correction, and queries editorial errors.
Proofreading – Heavy: Document almost ready to print, needs organizational and structural work.
Includes basic proofreading, subject and verb agreement, cross-references within the body of the manuscript, crosschecking text to tables, format consistency (numbering, headings, lettering, etc.), and rearranging paragraphs as needed.
NOTE: Unless requested, I do not change incorrect punctuation, add punctuation to delineate a restrictive clause – unless the change is needed to prevent confusion, change secondary spellings, existing footnotes, or endnote systems.
Proofreading: Basic $25.00 an hour. Example: 50,000 words/250 = 200 pages/10 pages an hr = 20 hrs x $25.00 = $500
Proofreading: Heavy $30.00 an hour. Example: 50,000 words/250 = 200 pages/5 pages an hr = 40 hrs x $30.00 = $1,200
Proofreading/Galleys $25.00 an hour. Example: 50,000 wds/250 = 200 pages/3 pages an hr = 67 hrs x $25.00 = $1,675
Payment plans are available.
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