Proofread, copyedit, or content edit your non-fiction book

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What you get with this Hourlie

As an English Literature graduate—books are my passion. I have substantial experience working in-house for a book publisher and as a full-time freelancer. I provide meticulous, high-quality proofreading, copyediting, and content editing services. I’ve proofread over 400 books, copyedited more than 50, and content edited over 40. I've worked with first-time authors to well-known writers and many non-native English speakers. Now I'd love to help you get your book ready to publish.

As a proofreader, I will ensure there are no errors in your book so it is publishable. This includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, capitalisation, consistency, clarity, sentence structure, word order, word choice, and styles. Proofreading doesn’t include making substantial revisions or re-writing. Proofreading is usually the final stage of the editing process. (Up to 40k.)

As a copyeditor, I will ensure your book is well-written. This includes improving the quality of your writing, checking the flow of ideas, removing wordiness, avoiding repetition, and fact-checking. Copyediting does not include substantial re-writing. Copyediting is usually done before a final proofread or where more hands-on changes are required. (Up to 25k.)

As a content editor, I look at the bigger picture of your book. This includes structure, organisation, content, presentation, flow, and ideas (plus characters and plot holes in fiction). I’ll also identify gaps in content, contradictions, and readability issues. I’ll send your book back full of comments with suggestions and recommendations, plus a comprehensive feedback document. Structural editing is usually done before copyediting. (Up to 15k.)

I also offer a one-draft, two-draft, or three-draft service depending on which types of editing you require. If you’re not sure, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I also offer the following services:
• Compile an automatic table of contents.
• Edit your author bio and the book’s blurb.
• Conform to any style guide or guidelines if provided.
• Ensure consistency of tone across multiple authors.
• Edit to American or British styles/spelling.
• Ensure your writing is natural English if you are a non-native speaker.
• Provide advice and guidance to help you improve your writing in the future.

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What the Seller needs to start the work

To get started, please message me with your requirements, including your word count, deadline, any special requests, and what type of editing you require.

Word count:
In this hourlie, I can proofread up to 50k words, structurally edit up to 30k words, or copyedit up to 30k words. If you have a different word count or require more than one service, please contact me for a quote. I am also happy to offer a discount for multiple services.

If you’re unsure what type of editing service you require, please message me before purchasing an hourlie and we can discuss your requirements.

Please note, I primarily work in Microsoft Word using the track changes and comments functions. I can also mark-up PDFs, but I cannot make direct changes to a PDF.

Turnaround times:
Please message me for specific turnaround times depending on your requirements and word count. If you have a short deadline, please contact me first and I will let you know whether it is possible. I can also provide a staggered service for multiple chapters or a longer service to meet your availability.

I am happy to provide further checks on my work, such as querying a correction or checking the implementation of a suggestion, as long as it is within in a reasonable time frame. Please note that this is limited to work I have already edited and does not include substantial new information. Any new information will be costed separately on a proportional basis.