Error Free Book Publishing

Professional Proofreading For Self-Published Books


"I have just finished working through the proofreader’s notes, and I am very happy with the final outcome of my novel." -- JF Lourens, author of Running Robbers.


Proofreading

  • Each word and line checked.
  • Errors corrected with tracked changes. This means you can accept/reject as you see fit.
  • Choose either British English or American English. Your book is then proofed by a native speaker.
  • Comments added to explain changes if needed.
  • Any typos spotted are fixed.
  • Consistency is paramount.
  • Capitalisation is checked.
  • Grammar is checked and corrected.
  • Speech is checked and corrected.
  • Consistency with chapter heading formatting.

Our professional editors correct grammatical errors, including punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, spelling, and sentence structure. Your document is also checked for clarity.

We use ‘tracked changes’ proofing tools. These tools are built into all major word processing software and allow you to see the changes we are suggesting you make. But don’t worry if you have never used these tools before, we will set up the proofread so the changes show automatically, as if by magic. The result is that you remain in control and you are able to either accept/reject each change individually or accept/reject the whole lot.

We are often asked how we know if something is correct or incorrect. The answer is that we use style manuals. These are big books that lay out all of the correct grammatical usage. The manual we use will be based on your country of publication, but the most common by far is the Chicago Manual of Style. When you submit we will suggest a manual we feel best suits your readers.


Cost of Professional Proofreading

Our prices for professional proofreading are all inclusive, with no hidden extras.

Since we provide our service to any writer, no matter where they are based in the world, we bill in three separate currencies.

US Dollars: 10 per 1000 words.

GB Pounds: 7 per 1000 words.

Euros: 9 per 1000 words.

Here's some examples as a guide...

Word Count US UK Euro
10,000 words 100 70 90
50,000 words 500 350 450
100,000 words 1000 700 900

Turnaround Time

We aim to return your proofread manuscript within 21 working days.

However, it all depends on your proofreader. We pick the best proofreader for each job and their workload will dictate the turnaround time. What we will do is provide you with a target delivery date.

99% of books are return on, or before, the deadline.


“Your proofread has allowed me to refine the writing of Brilliant Water further than I could have ever imagined. I can only say, “Thank you. I knew you were the guy for me!” Just amazing, all of your points…" -- Jennifer Arfa, author of Brilliant Water .


Not Convinced?

By this point, you've read all the information and are probably thinking... Can I trust BubbleCow?

Good question.

Well we'd ask you to give us a few minutes and check out the following:

Some Books we Have Edited

Things Past Writers Have Said About us