What is proofreading?
Proofreading focuses on only punctuation and spelling in your writing. Whereas copyediting focuses on sentence structure to ensure fluency, proofreading is the final step in polishing your manuscript before publication to prevent errors from past revisions.
Why do I need a proofreader?
During the copyediting stage, you may need to rewrite sentences throughout your manuscript. When you revise these sentences, a few grammar errors may occur unnoticed during your revisions. To ensure your book looks professional and polished, have a proofreader look at it.
What should I expect from Write Plan?
For proofreading, we will correct grammar and punctuation and check the manuscript's layout and page numbers for consistency.
Free Sample Edit
We offer 5-pg sample edits for free. Pages should be formatted as Times New Roman font, 12-pt, and double-spaced with 1" margins. In addition to the free sample, we will provide a quote for your overall project.
15-pg Edit (for querying writers)
For $30, we will proofread the first 15 pages of your manuscript to ensure it has no typos before you pitch to agents. Pages should be formatted as Times New Roman font, 12-pt, and double-spaced with 1" margins. All 15-pg edits will be completed within 7 days after payment.
For a full proofread of your manuscript, turnaround is 4 weeks unless stated otherwise. (See the price chart below.)
Unlike many editing companies, we prefer creating custom payment plans for clients to make our services more accessible. Our payment plans are flexible to fit your needs. If you are interested in a payment plan, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to get in touch. We do require that 40% of the project's total amount is paid before we begin edits. This can be done either through a lump sum down payment or by starting the payment plan in advance.
If you wish to pay the full amount upfront, you are welcome to do so.
How to Pay
Write Plan will send an electronic invoice, which can be paid via credit card or secure bank payment.