Proofreading Services

Proofreading Services from SRD Editing Services

What is proofreading?

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For writers with a completed manuscript. If you don’t have a completed manuscript, see the “Line Editing“.

A proofreader’s eyes are the last set of eyes to go over the manuscript before it goes to the printer. Proofreads are very light, “one last final” review of the text for details of:

  • punctuation
  • typos & spelling
  • capitalization
  • style guide consistency

Proofreaders do not correct sentences, check for verb tense or word usage issues, fact check, or research needed references.

SRD Proofread process for MS Word documents

In short: You send me a Word document. I track my edits and return it to you.

It is assumed that after the proofread is delivered to the writer, the writer will review all Tracked Changes, accept them as approrpiate, and pass that final, proofread version to graphic designer or professional who will format the printed or ebook. It is assumed that after the proofreader has reviewed the material, no additional changes will be made — neither by adding new content nor revising existing content.

After a proofread, I can easily perform the ebook formatting as well. This is also the time to talk about your back cover copy or query letter, as well as whether I can help with your professional online reviews.

SRD Proofread process for PDFs

Once you send me your Word document, I will begin reading the manuscript on the agreed-upon date. You will receive correspondence regularly as I’m proofreading your manuscript, and I will alert you to any causes for concern or urgent questions.

You will receive your MS Word document returned to you with all changes tracked.

At the conclusion of the proofread, you receive a summary email that details any final thoughts or recommendations.

After you’ve delivered the Word doc to your designer for book formatting/layout, you may wish to perform an additional review of the PDF to ensure no errors exist in the final print-ready copy.

Average timeline for proofreading:

🗸 2 weeks per 50K words.

Genres Available for Proofreading Services



  • Children’s literature
  • Short Stories (any)
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Women’s Literature
  • Literary Fiction
  • Romance
  • Erotica
  • Memoir
  • Self-help/Psychology
  • Business/Entrepreneurship/Leadership
  • Humanities, Philosophy, Spirituality

Proofread Pricing

Steps After Proofreading

After you finalize your manuscript, it needs to be prepared for publication. To publish an ebook, your MS Word file needs to be converted into a properly formatted ebook file — an  .epub or a .mobi file — or perhaps both.


Once your manuscript is finalized, you can start prepping the book for publication. You need a streamlined summary of the book for your back cover or online description copy, and it needs to pop.