Proofreading Services for Writers

The Expert Editor is Australia’s leading editing and proofreading company. Our three main service categories are:

Even if your writing does not fall under one of these categories, we can edit or proofread it, as our professional editors are equipped to improve any document.

Outline of The Expert Editor’s proofreading services

The Expert Editor provides both editing and proofreading services. Below are the proofreading services we offer.

Academic proofreading

This service is ideal for students and academics who are very confident writers. They benefit from a professional editor reviewing their work and eliminating mistakes and inconsistencies. Therefore, they can be absolutely certain that it is submission- or publication-ready.

However, English as a second language (ESL) and many native-English speakers usually benefit more from an editing service, such as thesis editing, journal article editing and essay editing.

We cater to all types of academic documents, including theses or dissertations, journal articles, research papers, book chapters and much more. Read more.

Book proofreading

The Expert Editor’s book proofreading service is designed to ensure that a book is mistake-free and consistent in spelling, style, format and terminology. As a result, it will be perfect for publication. Read more.

Business proofreading

Our business proofreading service plays an important role in clear and professional business communication. Mistakes and inconsistency in language can undermine any business document and reflects poorly on the credibility of the organisation that wrote it. Read more.

Editing versus proofreading

Clients of The Expert Editor are sometimes unsure about whether they require an editing or proofreading service. Therefore, we have created a comprehensive guide to the difference to help them make an informed choice. Read the guide here:

Editing vs Proofreading: The Greatest Debate in the World (for Writers, Anyway!)

To provide a brief overview, editing improves the language, expression and overall quality of the writing. Positive changes are made to the writing style, word choice and sentence structure. As part of the editing process, we will also ‘proofread’ the document and eliminate spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes.

The Expert Editor’s proofreading services, on the other hand, are less ‘hands-on’ than our editing services. One of our professional editors will perform the essential role of ensuring that the document is mistake-free, consistent and in perfect shape for publication.

proofreading services explained

We eliminate all surface errors, including spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and ensure that there are no inconsistencies in language or format. Proofreading is often the final step in the publication process.

In our experience, most writers benefit more from editing as opposed to proofreading, as there is often scope to improve the quality of their writing. However, proofreading is the right choice for certain writers and documents.

For example, The Expert Editor’s proofreading services are popular with businesses that require a mistake-free document only, students and academics who are very confident writers; and book authors who have already received professional editing but require a final proofread to publish with absolute confidence.

Quality proofreading services

Writing intended for publication or distribution must communicate its message in the clearest possible way. For writing to be clear, there must be no language mistakes or inconsistencies of any kind.

It may appear that eliminating surface errors in a document is relatively straightforward, and it is true that a proofreading service has less ambition than an editing one. However, a professional editor is a far more accomplished proofreader than your typical friend, family member or colleague.

A professional editor understands the at times complex and confusing conventions of the English language. They are trained to be methodical, and through considerable experience can identify common errors that often appear in certain types of writing, such as a thesis, novel or business writing.

The Expert Editor has a team of professional editors that are experienced in proofreading academic, book and business writing. They are native-English speakers, have high-level academic qualifications, and considerable experience as professional editors.

Therefore, our editors are confident and highly proficient at proofreading any type of writing.

Proofreading prices

As proofreading is a less involved service than editing, it is cheaper. See the Prices page for our academic, book and business proofreading services rates. Or, contact us and we can answer any of your questions.

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