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Supporting your publishing journey.

Publishing is hard. Give yourself the best chance possible by ensuring every word is edited and proofread.

Which fiction proofreading service is right for you?

Self-publishing your novel?

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Writing shorter fiction?

Choose your story length

Looking to impress?

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Working on something else?

Novel Proofreading Services

Fantasy Proofreading

Fantasy novels often have invented words, nouns, and names to contend with. A magic system can contain all kinds of magyck words too.

All those invented words need to be spelled and used consistently. Equally, the real words need to be spelled correctly.

A style sheet compiled by yourself or an editor is essential for proofreading fantasy.


Approximate Cost
£360–£600

Romance Proofreading

Proofreading your romance novel will ensure that your words are free from typos, misspellings, and punctuation mistakes.

You won’t have to worry about a reader spotting you’ve described the heroine as biutiful instead of beautiful.

Or worse, your hero yarning for their love (unless they’re really into knitting).


Approximate Cost
£170–£250

Erotica Proofreading

Erotica novels can often be perceived as lower-quality. Most people won’t mind whether you use euphemisms for genitals like gigglestick, flower, or lady-garden.

It can even make your writing more memorable.

But making sure they’re used in the right context and spelling is important. (It’s orgasm – not organism)


Approximate Cost
£200–£300

Working on a multi-genre or LGBTQ+ novel?

Short Fiction Proofreading Services

Short Story Proofreading

A short story is usually 500–7500 words long.

Whether you’re submitting short stories to competitions and literary magazines or compiling them into your own anthology, a short story proofreading service can help tweak any minor errors that might hold you back from being shortlisted.

Approximate Cost
£20–£25

Novelette Proofreading

A novelette is usually 7500–17500 words long.

Novelettes are short enough to submit to literary magazines and competitions but long enough to be published as standalone fiction online. A novelette proofreading service helps you check for errors before you submit or publish.

Approximate Cost
£25–£60

Novella Proofreading

A novella is usually 17500–40000 words long.

Novellas are the shortest form of published fiction, often used to add development to a character or setting alongside the main series. A novella proofreading service ensures the quality fans expect from your latest publication.

Approximate Cost
£60–£135

Working on flash fiction or a collection?

Author Proofreading Services

Agent Query Proofreading

An agent query pack, also known as an agent submission pack, is what you send to a literary agent when looking for representation.

The query pack proofreading service checks the first 10 000 words of your novel, your synopsis, and any cover letters.

Giving a good first impression to literary agents is essential to your publishing journey.


Approximate Cost
£50

Website Proofreading

Maintaining an author website helps potential readers find out more about you and your book.

Websites can be put together in a rush and added to over time. This makes them more susceptible to consistency errors and broken links.

If you want readers to have an easy time navigating and understanding your website, proofreading identifies possible problems.


Approximate Cost
£20–£50

Anthology Proofreading

Anthologies are compiled by an author, publishing house, or charity to contain many stories along the same theme.

No matter how the stories are edited, proofreading checks formatting consistency of the anthology – like headings and author bios.

A proofreader picks up mistakes but allows stylistic individuality instead of style inconsistency.


Approximate Cost
£200–£300

Need fiction proofreading for anything else?

Looking for an editor?

I recommend Brockway Gatehouse for developmental editing and copy editing: https://brockwaygatehouse.co.uk

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