Proofreading for publishers and authors

Stephen York offers on-screen proofreading services to book and journal publishers, academics, authors and writers in a wide range of subjects, with specialisms including business, economics, education, finance, history, marketing, real estate and social studies. Assistance with condensing and paraphrasing also offered.

Services offered to publishers

Proofreading of books, journals, and reports on screen in a wide variety of subjects:

  • against edited copy or blind/cold
  • checking proofs to house style
  • checking hyperlinks
  • raising queries directly with the authors
  • collating authors’ replies and corrections into master first proofs
  • checking proofreading revised proofs.
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Proofreading for publishers

“When it comes to proofreading – the last line of defence for catching errors – publishers want a safe pair of hands, and Stephen York’s are the safest of all. …” 

(Testimonial from educational publishing client)

A CV can be viewed, printed, or downloaded from my Profile page.

Paper proofs are not routinely handled due to change in demand towards digital proofreading, although exceptions may be made for publishers who will arrange to deliver and collect the proofs by courier services.

Contact

Payment by publishers

Full payment should be made within 30 days of the date of my invoice by transfer direct to my bank account.

Services offered to authors, academics, and writers

Proofreading services for authors, academics, and writers

You might be:

  • a self-publishing author
  • an author who already has a publisher who requires you to check your own proofs or arrange for someone to do so
  • an academic or writer about to submit a paper or article to a journal or magazine
  • a contributor to a multi-author book
  • a writer of a blog or column.

Proofreading of books, journals, and reports on screen in a wide variety of subjects:

  • proofs read word by word manually
  • checking to publisher’s house style or to author’s own*
  • raising queries and making suggestions on rephrasing to avoid inconsistency, repetition, or ambiguity
  • collating author’s replies and corrections into master proofs.

* If I am not supplied with a stylesheet I will compile one from my observations as I proofread your book / document. The list will include such topics as:

  • capitalization of commonly used words or phrases
  • unique or variant spellings
  • use of italics
  • presentation of numbers: amounts, measurements, and dates
  • abbreviations
  • hyphenations.

This will show you the proofreader’s decisions when you are reviewing the proofread material.

For details of how the proofreading is marked up please see How are the proofreading corrections marked up?

Testimonials from authors

“Can I say a big thank you for the work you have done with my book; excellent and professional. I do hope you will be able to continue to work with me on future projects.”

(DK, self-publishing author)

“One behalf of our team I would like to express our thanks to you for your professionalism, timeliness, expertise and good humour in dealing with our idiosyncrasies. It is truly a pleasure to work with someone who is competent and professional.”

(M. Mendenhall, lead author of textbook)

Payment by authors

A non-refundable booking fee of 30% will be paid to me to reserve the time in my schedule and a further 30% is payable when you submit the document for proofreading as authorization to start proofreading. The balance of any fees needs to be settled before the completed work is released. See the Terms and Conditions page for details. For methods of payment see Rates and payment page.

Usually for new client authors payment for the first project should be settled by bank transfer or other agreed method of payment before release of the completed corrected proofs. Repeat clients may be offered terms.