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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Now booking for November (proofreading)
« Last post by Alexa on September 25, 2021, 12:30:06 AM »
Now booking for November!
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« Last post by alex on September 24, 2021, 08:32:59 PM »
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Proofreading: $0.0012 per word (Example, an 85,000 document will be $102)
Copy Editing: $0.0024 per word (Example, an 85,000 document will be $204)


As you can see, this is now the current regular price. I have changed my sales prices this week.

Thank you all for your input.
My name is Heather and I am an editor/proofreader. I have been working on editing both fiction and non-fiction for a few years now. My experience ranges from structural editing, beta-reading, copy/line editing, and proofreading. I am a college graduate in health care administration, I have knowledge in many subjects and topics alike.

My services (Proofreading and Copy Editing) cover:

* Spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and tense, including technical consistency
* Inconsistencies and continuity errors
* Repeated and/or overused words, confusing passages, and tonal shifts

My rates are:
Proofreading: $0.004 per word (Example, an 80,000 document will be $102)
Copy Editing: $0.008 per word (Example, an 80,000 document will be $204)

Beta-read pricing: $10 for every 10,000 words. Regular novel-length books are a flat $60 for 50,000 to 100,000 words. Any word count higher will be quoted based on that word count.


Contact me:

Hi authors!

I have some free spaces for proofreads and copyedits until the 28th September, and I'm booking into October (from the 3rd) as well.

You can check all my availability and services here:

Any questions, my email is
Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Now booking for October (proofreading)
« Last post by Alexa on September 11, 2021, 11:23:23 PM »
Now booking for October!
Fresh off the judging panel for this year's Ink & Insights fiction competition, I'm now taking bookings for November. Get in touch via the link below to discuss your line-editing, copyediting, and proofreading needs!

GIMLET EDITORIAL: an eye for the detail

A professionally trained proofreader awarded distinction by the Publishing Training Centre, I work closely with self-publishing authors to help them bring their voices and ideas to light with accuracy, clarity, and finesse.

Why choose me for your book?

As a proofreader, I’m gimlet-eyed and as a copy-editor, fiercely analytical. I wielded a red pen for 15 years as an English Literature teacher and taught creative writing at A-Level in some of the most prestigious and academically demanding schools in the UK. With a first-class master's degree in applied linguistics, I’m wired as a wordsmith, and language has always been my bread and butter.

My background in education and mentoring has led to strong working relationships with self-publishing authors, and I’ve proofread and copyedited novels in genres as diverse as supernatural fantasy, time-travel romance, and speculative science fiction. You can rest assured that all dangling modifiers will be disentangled and every misplaced comma will be caught – but never at the expense of your creativity. Underpinned by an in-depth understanding of literary stylistics, my sensitivity to the author’s voice and intention is always at the forefront of everything I do.

Get in touch!

For more information about my skills, qualifications, and prices, visit my website at, or drop me a line at to request a free 2,000-word sample edit and quotation.

What people say

“Bec has proofread two works for me – a novel and a novelette. Her work is outstanding. She communicates well, her questions are on point, and she catches everything. Most impressive to me is that her suggestions show real insight, not just a regurgitation of stylesheet rules. By the way, I write in American English whereas Bec is British. I believe the final product is improved by that difference.”
R. E. Johnston, YA Author

“Wow, I can’t sing Bec McNeil’s praises enough! My novel had already been beta-read and edited, so I didn’t think there would be much left to correct, but Bec still caught several mistakes, including places where I’d made a story flub. I was impressed by how carefully she must have read my work to have caught all these. She gave me dozens of helpful comments, edits, and suggestions. She caught instances of repetition, found typos and errors in punctuation, and made good suggestions for alternative word choices. I have a pretty good grasp of grammar, but Bec still taught me something new about how commas are unnecessary when we use cumulative rather than co-ordinating adjectives. In short, I recommend her highly. Your manuscript will be in good hands with her.”
Vidya Samson, Romance and Fantasy Author

“I was so excited to find the right proofreader. But as soon as I got in touch with Bec, I immediately understood that my manuscript was in good hands.  She delivered amazing work. It was an incredibly large job of 95,000 words.  But her commentary remained strong and consistent to the last word. She didn't just focus on punctuation or grammar, she also provided thorough comments for comprehensibility. The cooperation was excellent and I am extremely grateful to Bec for giving my project this convincing kickstart. In full confidence, I can send my manuscript to agents. In any case, for future plans, I know a very good proofreader. Thank you, Rebecca!”
Patrick Berkhof, Fantasy Author
Hi there!

My name is Kathleen Harry and I run a proofreading business that helps authors get their work ready for publication. I'll work on anything, but I specialise in romance, sci fi, and historical fiction. I'm especially interested in LGBTQ+ romances, which is where my experience lies. I have proofread books by R Cooper and Hollis Shiloh, as well as my own academic work at university (including my very, very long PhD thesis).

My business is just starting out, so I am available right now! Please visit my website ( and fill out my contact form if you need a proofreader.

Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Re: Affordable proofreading - $10 off your first book!
« Last post by Alexa on September 03, 2021, 09:56:51 PM »
Now booking for September and October!
Hello authors,

I have some spaces free in September, with room for a project from around the 3rd onwards, but do check with me for your preferred dates as sometimes I can fit you in even if it looks like something is overlapping :) As always, you can check all my availability and services here: 

Any questions, my email is :)
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