Book Proofreading

Professional Book Proofreading for Authors

The Expert Editor’s book proofreading service is designed to be the final step in the pre-publication process, so that the manuscript is mistake-free and consistent in language and style.

The real power of proofreading lies in its potential to perfect already good writing, and therefore works best as a complement to a previous book editing service. We outline the difference between editing and proofreading in this comprehensive guide.

Great value proofreading

The Expert Editor is a great value proofreading option for authors. Our editors are meticulous in finding mistakes and inconsistencies, which means the manuscript will be publication-ready. However, our exclusively online, efficient and flexible operation means that we are still a genuinely affordable service.

Book proofreading service outlined

Book proofreading service outlined

The Expert Editor proofreads Microsoft Word documents using the track changes tool, and therefore our changes are clearly visible. We can also proofread books in PDF file using Adobe’s PDF editor.

At the completion of each proofreading job, clients receive a track changes copy of the document and a clean copy with the changes already incorporated.

The importance of proofreading

Professional proofreading is essential for authors who covet publishing success. Mistakes and inconsistency in the copy will detract from the reading experience and undermine your success.

Proofreading is the final step in the publication process and ideally would not be the only professional service an author receives. The Expert Editor recommends authors receive a book editing service prior to proofreading, as proofreading is designed to catch outlying mistakes and inconsistencies. The editing process, in contrast, can markedly improve the overall quality of the writing.

However, we also understand that every book is different, and authors do not all have the same publishing goals. As a first and only choice, our proofreading service can improve the quality of a book by eliminating mistakes and inconsistency.

Therefore, an author can be confident in the knowledge that readers will focus exclusively on the content, and will not be distracted by any language mistakes.

The Expert Editor’s other author services

As well as book proofreading, The Expert Editor provides other services to authors, including book editing and manuscript assessment. We combine these services in several great value package deals.