Romance proofreading for the romantic
What romance proofreading catches:
- spelling mistakes, typos, and inconsistencies
- missing, incorrect, and inconsistent punctuation
- problems with the formatting and layout
As a romance proofreader, I want your story to be enjoyed without any distracting errors
Spelling mistakes and punctuation errors can distract readers from your story. If you haven’t worked with a professional editor or proofreader, the chances of reviews marking you down for these mistakes rises. As your proofreader, I support you to publish error-free books.
How we can work together
Step 1: Enquiry
An enquiry helps me work out if we can work together, based on the information you share with me.
- what your book is about
- how long your book is
- when you expect to schedule in proofreading
- and your approximate budget
helps me to check my availability. You can also ask for a free sample proofread, so you can check if my style of proofreading suits you.
Step 2: Scheduling
Once we’ve decided to work together, I’ll send you a quote based on the information you’ve already told me.
We’ll schedule in a delivery date for you to send me the PDF or Word Doc, as well as a deadline for me to send you the finished proof.
For PDFs, proofreading is done using commenting tools. For Word Docs, proofreading is done using Track Changes.
A deposit of 25% or 50% will be requested before I begin work.
Step 3: Delivery
Once it’s time to send me your book, make sure you send it via email either as an attachment or with a secure link. You can use Google Drive, Dropbox, or similar services for big files.
If you don’t send it on time, I cannot guarantee to make the deadline. You’re welcome to send the file early.
Once I’ve finished my work, I’ll send the final proof as an email attachment or using a secure Proton or Google Drive link.
You’ll then be invoiced for the work done.
My romance proofreading services
If it’s written, I can proofread it. I work with all kinds of romance fiction, including short stories, novellas, full-length novels, and sagas. I’m especially keen to work on fantasy romance, LGBTQ+ romance, YA romance, and erotic fiction.
Am I the romance proofreader for you?
As an Entry-Level Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, I strive to meet their standards and abide by their Code of Practice.
I work with UK English and use reference guides such as New Hart’s Rules, the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and New Oxford Spelling Dictionary.
Everything I work on is confidential and I do not disclose what I’ve worked on without permission from the author or publisher. I use best practices for security, and on receiving payment I delete all copies of your work.