Proofreading for publishers and authors

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 to house style
  • raising queries directly with the authors
  • collating authors’ replies and corrections into master first proofs
  • checking revises.

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“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.

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

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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

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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
  • collating author’s replies and corrections into master proofs.

Payment by authors

By arrangement, but usually for new client authors payment for the first project should be settled by bank transfer before release of the completed corrected proofs. Repeat clients may be offered terms.