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Proofreading/Copyediting Service - August availability
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:21:01 AM »
Hey, everyone.

Iím starting a small proofreading business. It will sit alongside my writing and, for now, my regular part-time job. Initially, I will be quite limited by time constraints as to how much work I can take on.

Difficult to be sure until I start carrying out the work, but I estimate that I can turn around a 50,000-word manuscript within two weeks. I realise thatís not particularly fast, but Iíd prefer to underestimate at this stage and make sure I give myself enough time to be able to carry out a thorough job.

For details of my credentials, cost, etc, please visit the new section of my website, here: http://samkates.co.uk/proofreading-service/

Youíll see that I will require a sample to proofread (at no charge). This is not only to benefit the author, but so that I can turn down manuscripts that I feel require more substantial editing. This service is aimed at authors who are otherwise ready to publish their work; itís not for early drafts.

If youíre interested, please complete the contact form on the website and submit it with the sample of your manuscript.
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Re: Proofreading Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 03:24:43 AM »
I've brought in a reduced introductory rate. I realise it might have been better to have done this from the outset but, like most new businesses, I'm feeling my way a little.
 

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Re: Proofreading Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 12:26:30 AM »
I'm calling this a proofreading service, but inevitably there will be an element of copy-editing involved because if I notice, say, a structurally incorrect sentence, I don't have it in me to ignore it and will offer suggestions as to how to put it right.

For a free sample edit, complete the contact form on my website - link in OP.
 

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The holiday period will be upon us before we know it. If you're looking to publish before Christmas or early New Year, and require a proofreader, I can probably help you meet your deadline, depending of course on length of manuscript and how quickly you engage me.
 

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If anyone needs a proofread/copy-edit completed by the New Year, I can fit in one manuscript up to 75,000 words provided I'm instructed within the next few days. Contact form link in OP.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copy-editing Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 03:04:10 AM »
Proofreading-cum-copy-editing service at an introductory rate of $0.004.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copy-editing Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 12:38:47 AM »
I have availability in February. Link to contact form to have free sample edit in OP.

Introductory rate will end in April.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copyediting Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 01:39:36 AM »
I still have availability in February. Discounted rate will apply to all jobs booked before April.
 

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Re: Augmented Proofreading Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 11:00:39 PM »
I've changed the title of this thread to include the word 'augmented' because it more accurately describes what I do. It's more than a straight proofread because I will make suggestions for correcting run-on sentences, for example, and correcting inconsistencies in spelling and punctuation, not merely errors.

The discounted rate applies to all jobs booked before 1st April.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copyediting Service - discounted introductory rate
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2019, 01:36:08 AM »
Proofreading service combined with most elements of copyediting. For authors on a limited budget who want to eradicate technical errors prior to publication.

Discounted rate applies to end of March.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copyediting Service
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 12:11:30 AM »
Proofreading, copyediting and a smattering of line editing (because if I notice a sentence that, though technically correct, makes me stumble, I'll offer suggestions how to improve it) all rolled into one at a competitive rate.

Availability from mid-April.
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copyediting Service
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 12:41:44 AM »
Early May availability
 

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Re: Proofreading/Copyediting Service - August availability
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2019, 04:29:19 PM »
August availability