Black Book Events

Manuscript Proofreading

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Welcome to our Manuscript Proofreading service available to unpublished fiction writers in relation to the following: Short stories, novels, plays, and poetry.

This service can also be used If you are thinking of self publishing and do not require major changes to your manuscript. I.e. You are satisfied with plot and content but require final touches prior to submitting to publishers, agents or competitions. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this service.

Format word count classification
Novel over 40,000 words
Novella 17,500 to 40,000 words
Novelette 7,500 to 17,500 words
Short story under 7,500 words

Proofreading is a separate entity in the publishing process. This process takes place after the editorial process. (Copy editing) We do not offer a editing service.

Proofreading Service
Our Proofreaders have a good command of the English language - spelling, grammar and syntax but also an awareness of the nature of language.

  • Read and examine text for grammatical error, typos, spelling errors, syntax, style, logic, format and

    •   punctuation errors
      • Examine text for fonts, spacing ,underscore, italics, usage of bold texts alert you to inconsistencies or repetition
      • Check headings against table of contents, check headers and footers and page numbers

          Not part of Proofreading 
          • Edit text
          • Re-write
          • Re-organise
          • Improve content
          • Research

            • Proofreading Fees
              • Please ensure your document is in Microsoft Word format  double line spaced and page numbered with

                •   your name.
                  • Do not jpg, pdf or lock your document
                  • 0.9 pence per word e.g. 5000 words £45.00
                  • Minimum 3000 words

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