Proofreading – Basic: A lighter touch. The final check of grammar, punctuation, and typos before printing. Checks copy for conformity to type specifications, ensures attractive typography by checking margins, word spacing, repetitive words, section 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, but it still needs some organizational and structural work.
Includes basic proofreading and subject/verb agreement, cross-references, crosschecking text to tables and links, 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.
My fees are based on nationally accepted standards. Payment plans are available
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