A fantasy proofreader you can count on
You have a story. You’re almost ready to publish. You need a fantasy proofreader.
How proofreading fits into publishing your fantasy story
Proofreading is the second-to-last step in publishing, taking place after formatting and before publication.
Like an editor, proofreaders check the text for mistakes. Instead of making major changes, a proofreader looks for typos, missing words and punctuation, and more.
Publishing services for fantasy writers
When self-publishing a fantasy novel, the most essential publishing services are:
- Editing (developmental editing, copy-editing, line-editing)
- Covert art
Not everyone can afford all the publishing services they might need. For many writers, just one editing service is necessary.
If you’re on a budget, doing formatting yourself is a common way of saving money. You shouldn’t skip a proofreading service if you do. Many formatters have their own proofreaders!
Remember to schedule a proofreader ahead of time to fit into your publishing timeline.
How I work as a fantasy proofreader
I work directly with self-publishing authors to proofread fantasy short fiction, anthologies, and novels.
Once contacted, I provide a 1000-word sample proofread so you can be confident in my skills. I quote for the whole project based on word count and my availability, striving to work within your publishing timeline.
When it’s time, you send me the work as a PDF, which I’ll proofread using commenting tools for maximum clarity and ease. When I return the work, it’s up to you (and your formatter) to apply any corrections and queries that come up.
I can also proofread short fiction in Word and Google Docs for fantasy writers submitting to competitions, lit mags, and anthologies.
The advantages of having a fantasy proofreader in the UK include:
- familiarity with UK English, if that’s what you’re writing in
- similar timezones if you have questions or I send you queries
- no extra costs to account for currency exchange
Thorough proofreading ensures the best quality writing; no more worrying about typos.
What a fantasy proofreader looks for:
Fantasy story resources
Where to submit
Ready to work together?
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