What is proofreading?

Often the term proofreader is misunderstood. Sometimes people think they need a proofreader when, actually, they need an editor. An editor will help redo your project; whereas, a proofreader refines the material that is already written. It is important that you know which of these you need.
A proofreader has a specific job:
  • Read the project
  • Find the errors
  • Fix the errors
  • Return the project
Proofreaders are the ones who double-check for any embarrassing spelling, formatting, or grammatical errors. Proofreaders put the polishing touch on previously edited works. 
Some things I will be looking for include:
  • Typographical errors
  • Grammatical mistakes
  • Run-on sentences
  • Punctuation and quotation marks
  • Subject-verb disagreements
  • Sentence fragments and length
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Tenses
  • Structure, theme, and formatting

What can I proofread for you?

Great question! I can proofread almost anything, including:
  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Letters
  • Essays
  • Poetry
  • Articles
  • Scripts
  • Journal articles
  • Manuals
  • ...your pick!