Fiction Proofreader

Proofreading your fiction to perfection

Proofreading Services

Professional authors use proofreaders before their fiction goes to print.

I’m pleased to offer my fiction proofreading skills at a low price so that all fiction writers can afford this essential last step.

What I do:

I proofread for all typos and errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, consistency, verb-subject agreement, and word usage.

What I don’t do:

I do not change “big-picture” elements. I do not content edit or copy edit. I don’t change plot, characters, or your voice. These all remain uniquely yours. If you suspect you need more editing assistance than proofreading, you should seek an editor prior to hiring a proofreader. Proofreading is the final step before publishing or submitting to a publisher.

I accept all lengths of fiction:

Flash fiction? Awesome!
Short story? You bet.
Novella? No problem.
Five-pound novel? Bring it on!

I accept many fiction genres:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Chick Lit
  • Clean Romance
  • Sweet Romance
  • Contemporary
  • Christian
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Mystery
  • New Adult
  • Sci-Fi
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
  • Women’s
  • Children’s
  • Middle-Grade
  • Young Adult/Teen

I choose not to proofread:

Hot Romance, Erotica, LGBT, Horror, Political, or morally questionable content such as graphic violence, sex, abuse, extreme bad language, etc. If in doubt, email me a sample and I’ll reply within a day or two.

How I work:

I accept electronically submitted files such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, PDFs, and plain text. I track my changes clearly so you can see each and every one of them. I’ll then return two document files to you: one with the changes marked, and one with the changes incorporated.

I also accept hard copies—such as printed manuscripts, novel galleys, or proofs—through the mail. I’ll mark changes directly on the pages in red, then return them to you by mail. For this option, simply contact me for my shipping address.

I keep all your fiction strictly confidential.