Proofreading

Authors:

Written communication can always benefit from inspection by someone other than the author. Word Edge can review for grammar, punctuation, continuity, clarity, tense agreement, pre-submission formatting, and more, offering customized services to meet an author’s needs as she or he prepares to submit to editors or agents.

We offer:

Basic Proof……….Focused on spelling, punctuation, and grammar–the mechanical essentials.

Deep Proof……….Spelling, punctuation, and grammar plus notes and suggestions on clarity and continuity.

We would be happy to discuss your project with you, review sample pages, and provide an estimate. Use the form below to tell us about your project. Initial consultations, reviews of project samples, and estimates are always free.

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Publishers and Agents:

Word Edge also performs traditional manuscript proofreading in preparation for final print production and other phases of publishing. Our rates are consistent with industry levels. We work quickly and we are thorough and professional. For more information or to request a quote, please contact us by phone at 815.645.2430 or via email at contact@word-edge.com.

* Digital or hard-copy files submitted for evaluation and estimating should be in the following format: set in 12 pt. Times New Roman, double-spaced with .25″ first line indent per paragraph, and minimum 1″ margin on all sides. This is why we request word count in addition to page count for most projects. This common publisher-accepted formatting ensures our estimating process is consistent and as accurate as possible. All estimates are based on industry-standard 250 words-per-page. Word Edge assumes the sample text provided reflects the quality of the writing and formatting used throughout the document.  If the project is accepted and the full manuscript is not received as represented by the sample, a new and possibly higher estimate will be provided before any work begins.

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If the above form isn’t working for you please e-mail us at  Contact@word-edge.com. Please include Estimate/Proofing in your subject line and be sure to attach a file containing the first few pages of your document. Include project details (length in word count AND number of pages; type of help you’re looking for, either A) spelling, punctuation, and grammar only; or B) spelling, punctuation, and grammar plus notes on sentence and paragraph clarity); and lead time. Include your name  and complete contact information.

* Sample files submitted for evaluation will be converted to this format for estimating. This is why we request word count in addition to page count. Adjusting to this common publisher-accepted formatting ensures our estimating process is consistent and as accurate as possible. Word Edge assumes the sample text provide reflects the quality of the writing and formatting used throughout the document.  If the project is accepted and the full manuscript is not received as represented by the sample, a new and possibly higher estimate will be provided before any work begins.

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