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Professional Book Proofreading

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From the Wicked Bible to the Pasta Bible, we’ve all seen how a few small mistakes can spoil a great story. And mistakes are always easier to make after dedicating countless time, sweat, and brainpower to your manuscript. That’s why serious authors hire professional proofreaders to ensure their efforts don’t go to waste before their books go to print.

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What is proofreading?

Proofreading is the necessary last step in the editing process—and the final stop before publishing. While copy editing and line editing can make substantial changes (such as correcting inconsistent spelling or hyphenations) to the manuscript’s language, a proofreader’s role is more about quality assurance. Proofreading is not the time to revise, rewrite, and delete.

A professional proofreader brings a fresh set of eyes to your work and scours for absolute errors such as:

  • Misspelled names
  • Wrong/bad URLs
  • Numbers that don’t add up in a table
  • Doubled words
  • Missing words
  • Any mistakes you have overlooked

Download proofreading sample (Microsoft Word doc).

Do I really need a proofreader?

Proofreading is a required step for all traditionally published books, and it’s something for all self-published authors to consider. You don’t want to open your published book to find silly typos that a proofreader could’ve easily caught. Working with an experienced editor grants a polished manuscript—and peace of mind.

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What do proofreading services include?

Your proofreader will focus on these elements when reviewing your manuscript:

A professional proofreader brings a fresh set of eyes to your work and scours for absolute errors such as:

  • Bad word breaks and hyphenation at the end of a line.
  • Hyphen stacks (many words hyphenated at the ends of lines, stacked).
  • Widows and orphans (single words or lines at the top or bottom of a page).
  • Wrong captions with photos.
  • Incorrect or missing page numbering, headers, and footer.

At $3 per page, proofreading will save you time and money in the long run.

“I was so relieved when I saw my manuscript professionally edited. I had high expectations and they were fulfilled with professionalism.” — Ms. JiJi, BookBaby author

How BookBaby’s editing process works

Choose your editing package

1. Choose the book editing service you need.

Select Proofreading from the menu.

Upload your Word document

2. Upload your Word document.

You don’t have to place a book order to take advantage of our book editing services. All you need is your finished manuscript to get things started.

Retrieve your edited manuscript

3. Receive your professionally edited manuscript in 8-10 business days.

Review your fully proofed manuscript along with your editor’s notes.

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