Proofreading

The Longer The Book, The More You Save

You’ve written the book (fiction or non-fiction), you’re happy with the content, but it’s not quite as polished as you would like it to be. Whether you are going to self-publish or search for an agent or publisher, you need to attain the level of presentation that can only be achieved with a professional proofread. 

With nearly ten years’ of eagle-eyed experience, we at Whoosh have developed a strong reputation in the field and a long list of satisfied clients. We read every manuscript twice to ensure accuracy, consistency and precision.    

Spelling

Spellcheck will only get you so far and will not recognise words that are spelt correctly but misplaced:
‘He walked to the shop than ate a cake.’
‘The bear was unable to bare the pain.’
Microsoft Word would maintain that these sentences are correct, but sometimes there is no replacement for an astute pair of eyes.

Grammar

With so many rules to follow, grammar is a minefield of potential mistakes. However, we actually enjoys the military precision involved in matching tenses, fixing fragments and reuniting infinitives.

Punctuation

It’s the commas, colons and full stops that indicate the pauses and breaths in your beautiful literary symphony and we always handle them with great care. A book may have a great cast of characters, dynamic plot and killer twists, but excessive ‘simple’ errors will be the first thing a reader sees.

Consistency and Publishing Conventions

The added bonus of a professional proofread is the use of a ‘house style’, which will ensure consistency throughout your book. This includes the consistent presentation of numbers, dates and times, capitalisations and hyphenations, as well as looking out for continuity errors. Wasn’t Joe called Jack when the book started? If they live in a bungalow, why are they going upstairs to the bedroom?   

Pricing

The longer your book, the more you save …

We charge £5.50 per 1,000 words for the first 70,000 words.
After 70,000 words, this is reduced to £3.90 per 1,000 words 

E.g. if your book is 100,000 words, we would charge you …
70,000 words @ £5.50 = £385.00
30,000 words@ £3.90 = £117.00
Total = £502.00

 

To save you even more money, take advantage of the 30% Discount for Combining Services

It is not uncommon for authors to require more than one service at the same time. It may be that a proofread and manuscript assessment are needed, or that you require the writing of a synopsis along with a copy-edit. A 30% discount is always offered for combining services (30% off the lowest priced service) so that you get more Whoosh for your money.

All fees are payable before completion of the work by PayPal, Cheque or Bank Transfer. The minimum fee for any service (excluding manuscript assessments) is £35.00. Please email for pricing information for books over 120,000 words.

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Pricing For International Currencies

Although Whoosh Editing can only accept English-Language texts, we have a proven track record with clients living outside of the UK. If you live outside of the UK and wish to pay for any of our services with a non-UK currency, we will gladly accept payment in most major currencies. The final total will be converted using the current exchange rates at the time of billing.

Please use our currency converter below to obtain an approximate price for your project in your native currency. Based on our pricing structure, simply enter the estimated cost of your project in British Pounds into the first box, leave the second box as it is, then select your native currency in the third box. The fourth box will automatically update with the converted price in your native currency. Please be aware that conversion rates are subject to constant fluctuation and may differ at the time of billing.

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