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Cost of proofreading?

On one of the people per hour websites I was recently amazed to see someone offering the first 5 pages of proof reading for $20 with the implication that this was a really good offer. It seems very expensive to me.

Maybe I’m under charging at £20 per hour?

Obviously speed depends on the subject matter to a certain extent; I have proof read some fairly complex subjects from theology and philosophy to medical theses and they will take longer than say a creative story. Another factor that will impact on speed is the amount needing correction. If one is proof reading work from someone who does not have English as a first language there will be a certain amount of grammatical correction to be done as well as checking for normal typos.

I seem to notice more typos in novels these days – maybe proof reading is a dying art!


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Proof reading




Proof reading is another service that I offer – with the advent of the internet it has become so much easier. Work can be sent electronically, checked, corrected and returned electronically. Sad person that I am, I was thrilled when I discovered ‘tracked changes‘ some years ago!

This year I have been fairly busy in this area and it makes a welcome change from the normal GCSE/Common Entrance work. You never know what type of book/thesis/dissertation you may be asked to look through so it can be quite challenging.

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