Whether you're an aspiring or an established writer, having your work edited and proofread is essential. Most publishers and agents receive between 100 and 300 manuscripts every week. The competition to get read is fierce, and many companies are ruthless as to which manuscripts they actually read. If your manuscript is not presented properly or contains typographical errors, often publishers will disregard it, without bothering to properly assess it at all. After the time spent in writing your work, it seems pointless to have it discarded because of something you could have easily controlled.
When you have written a manuscript yourself and read it a number of times, it is sometimes hard to tell what you’re reading and it’s even more difficult to pick up any errors. No matter how many times a person reads the manuscript, errors will still be there. Your work needs to be assessed from a technical perspective by someone who has no personal investment in it, who can be as objective as possible.
I have had 5 books published and have publishing contracts for another two. I know how the industry works and have been proofreading other people’s works for a number of years. I was also a lawyer for 17 years, so my eye is well-practiced at picking up typographical and grammatical errors in people’s works.
I have the experience and expertise to review your work. I also provide free advice as to how you should present your manuscript so as to make it more likely to be noticed and read.
My service provides good value for money and I will turn your work around quickly, usually within 1 or 2 weeks, depending on its length.