I will proofread and lightly copy edit 1000 words of text

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proofread and lightly copy edit 1000 words of text

About This Gig

8-15 February: I'm afraid I'm overbooked at the moment, so I have placed my gigs on hold. Please do send me a message if you'd like to chat or schedule future work. 

Hello! I am a  professional writer and editor with 30+ years of experience in various media, including books, magazine and newspaper articles, corporate annual reports, technical manuals, and copy for internet sites. I will meticulously check your document for spelling and punctuation errors using either American or British standards and lightly copy-edit the text to improve clarity and flow.  

I aim for a 24-hour turnaround on short- to medium-length documents. If you have a document of 10,000 words or more, please send me a message -- let's discuss your needs, deadline and pricing.  

I look forward to working with you!  

Order Details


Copy-editing and proofreading

  • Up to 1000 Words
5 days delivery

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you just run the text through a spell-check/grammar-check software?
    Absolutely NOT! Software does not distinguish between palate, pallet and palette. I go through every document twice, and almost invariably I catch things on the second pass that I missed on the first. Can I turn around 20,000 words in 24 hours? Probably not. And that's a good thing. Trust me!
  • What's the difference between US and UK usage?
    Spelling is the most obvious difference: color vs colour, etc. There are also different punctuation and vocabulary conventions. If you need one or the other, please let me know that.
  • What if English is my second language?
    As long as I can discern what you are trying to say, I'm happy to work with you to polish your writing. If the text needs extensive work -- several corrections in each sentence, for example -- I will not be able to do the work at my base rate but will give you the most reasonable price possible.
  • It's going to take you how long?!
    Proofreading is detail-oriented work. I am a perfectionist, and I won't sacrifice accuracy to haste. I tend to overestimate the turnaround time to avoid rushing to meet the deadline. That said, I try to turn all work around as rapidly as I can, and for short documents, it's often within 24 hours.