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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Of course you do. That's only natural.

You'll find the most commonly asked questions below, but if you have a query about anything not covered, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Q.1. Why is proofreading and editing important?

There are many cases where having your document professionally edited is crucial.

For example, if you're a business, documentation or web copy littered with errors could prove detrimental to the credibility of your company.

Or, if you write novels and your prose is full of clunky phrasing and repetition, this could detract from its flow, and readers may disengage from your characters and/or story. This could lead to a bunch of bad reviews for your book rather than praise for the complex story you've woven in between.



Q.2. How much does proofreading/editing cost?

There is no straight forward answer here.

As all projects vary, I believe the fairest way to price a project is to provide a bespoke quote based on the word count, the sample provided and the level of intervention required.

 

However, you can check out my pages for authors and publishers and for businesses for indicative rates I charge.


Q.3. Can you proofread your own work?

The simple answer here is that you can. Nobody is forcing you to hire a professional editor/proofread​er but trying to edit or proofread your own work isn't ideal.

The problem tends to be that, as a writer, you become too familiar with the text to spot the errors. You see and read what you expect it to say, rather than what it actually does.

You may have spent weeks, months or even years developing the content of your document or manuscript, and you've likely read it countless times, tweaking and self-editing bits as you go. But some errors get overlooked and/or introduced the more you read and edit it yourself.

Having a fresh pair of eyes look at your work and a professional's perspective could be the invaluable piece of insight you require when you want your writing at its best for your readers.

Want a professional's perspective on your work?
 
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