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Proofreading
What does a proofreader do?

A proofreader looks at your designed and formatted novel in publication layout.

As a proofreader, I look for line- and page-level text and formatting issues and make sure the material is ready to be published: typos, punctuation, and spelling; consistency of margins, indentation, justification; page breaks; placement of illustrations; headers & footers; page numbering and table of contents; glossary format; front matter, back matter, cover copy. All of these things need one last set of eyes before your manuscript– now nearly a book!– goes to press.

I proofread texts in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Make sure you've done steps 1-18 to get your manuscript ready for proofreading.

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How much will it cost?
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Anny Ewing, retired proofreader

Anny Ewing has retired from editing Language Learner Literature. Over the past year, Lauren Fosnight (Spanish & English) and Pamela Vasquez (French), have trained extensively with Anny on all aspects of the editing process. Please contact one of them for your editing needs.

I charge by the hour for proofreading, at $38 per hour.

This covers my reading of your publication-ready text in PDF format, flagging issues and making suggestions directly on the document. I will return the document to you with my comments, summarizing the major issues and any overarching observations via email.

Any follow-up conversation, reading, and commentary is also billed at $38 per hour.

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If your text has been professionally edited and copy edited, it should take no more than 2-3 hours to proofread.

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