Perhaps you have just finished your first novel and you’re ready to find an agent or publisher. Maybe you’re already a published author. Or perhaps you are a freelance writer, submitting articles to magazines or newspapers. Whatever the scenario, it’s fair to say that your work has a far better chance of being published if it is polished and free from errors. For a new writer in particular, it’s important to make a good impression on possible agents or publishers, and a piece of work that has been proofread will give you the best chance of doing so. Even the most beautifully written piece might be rejected if it is full of grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, so proofreading your work is vital if you want the best chance of getting it published.
Although the majority of writers may well already possess the grasp of the English language that’s needed for proofreading, it is still notoriously difficult to be objective when looking at one’s own work. Moreover, when you have been slaving over a piece for hours – if not weeks, or even years – the last thing you will want to do is read through it slowly looking for mistakes or ‘typos’. This is where I can help you. I can proofread purely for errors, or I can go through it more carefully to make suggestions for rephrasing and to point out inconsistencies. Please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.