Proofread an 80,000-word document in English against original scans
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We need a potentially large quantity of scanned books proof-read and accurately formatted.

Documents have been processed with Optical Character Recognition and exported as Word files, but will need to be checked against original scans for typographical and formatting errors, and any corrections will need to be marked up. No rewriting is needed, just making sure the documents match the original — though obvious typos in the original should be marked up.

A small number of Word character and paragraph styles (eg italics/bold, chapter heading/opening paragraph/normal paragraph) will also need to be applied to match the original.

Excellent attention to detail and familiarity with spelling/grammar/punctuation conventions will be very helpful. Please quote for 80,000 words.

UPDATE 22 MAY 2020

Thanks everyone who has responded so far. The project has been delayed slightly but has confirmed funding for an initial run of digitisations with the potential for many more later in the year.

Once the titles start coming in we will be in touch with suitable candidates to confirm your availability. If you need to update your response please do so.

Sorry for the delay and look forward to getting in touch soon.

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Submitted 23 Jan 2020 at 03:41
Expires 2 weeks from now
Bidding guide $250 - $750
Average bid $435.34

[Deleted user]

In my recent position as Accounts Payable Specialist, having top-notch accuracy is like breathing. I maintain a high quality work, which includes ensuring that all invoices are processed and paid accurately. I also have online transcription experience. Proficient in MS Office and a quick learner. I am confident that I will complete this job flawlessly.

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$200
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Amit Laxman

I believe that I will be best suited to your job because I have a background in sub-editing and proof reading through my publishing work - which I will be happy to go into further detail and explain to you in a phone conversation.

$225
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Daniel Evett

I am the perfect person to complete this task for you. I am proficient at proof-reading and highly experienced in checking for typos and other grammatical errors. I have proof-read hundreds of essays by students as I am an experienced tutor. I am confident that I can complete this task with 100% accuracy and amazing efficiency. I am currently a Doctor of Medicine (MD) student at Macquarie University, so I have the attention to detail necessary for this job. I currently have no reviews on this site, so you will have to give me a chance but I can assure you you won't regret it. If you would like to send me a sample of text, I can proof-read it first before deciding whether to hire me.

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$235
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Maitri patel

Hi I am Master graduate and have a high level of attention to detail and extensive experience in proofreading documents.

I have experience using all Microsoft applications, including MS Word and enjoy working on detail-oriented projects such as this. Initially I can do 1500 words for you and if everything goes well I can do 80000 words. I would love to work on this project and hope to hear from you

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$240
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Jessica
  • I am Bachelor qualified and have extensive workplace experience in what you are looking for.
  • I have ample time to get this job completed as I am home based.
  • I am happy to complete 1000 words for yourself first if needed so that you can ensure that I will do an amazing job, and so I can also give you a more accurate time of completion. I generally proofread around 1200 words per hour, however this may be faster given you have already marked obvious typos. 0
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$250
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Karen Bressler

I have a high level of attention to detail and extensive experience in proofreading documents in legal, medical, publishing and media fields. My previous employment has included government, private industry and freelance work.

I have a bachelor's degree, am experienced using all Microsoft applications, including MS Word, and have previously worked with OCR software. I am a native-English speaker and enjoy working on detail-oriented projects such as this.

I would love to work on this project and hope to hear from you.

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$250
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Sharna F

Experienced and diligent proof reader with over 10 years of experience Outstanding attention to detail Genuine passion for words Significant academic background, working to postgraduate level *Friendly, reliable and trustworthy

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$250
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Kerry Whitbread

Hi! I'm an experienced English Teacher with a well developed eye for errors in documents. To complete the job successfully, I will print out both documents for ease of comparison then updating the word document with any corrections. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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$250
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Tidal Wire

Hello Lig, I hope you're well and are coping okay in these uncertain times. I believe I am the best person to complete this job for you as I have over 10 years of experience in proofreading, freelancing and writing. I graduated in 2008 from The University of Birmingham with a degree in English Language. Since then I have worked extensively on freelance jobs very similar to the one you've posted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Many thanks, Heather

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$250
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PRIYA SINGH

With professional experience in the IT industry as a Quality Assurance Engineer and working with advanced excel, test suite planning, creation, Business document update and developing and editing and updating scripts and business documents along with the technical support to the development team. Collaborated weekly client meetings on different agenda and presenting ideas in front of onshore, pen down the key points in the email after the meeting. Making detailed meaningful insight into the data deliverables makes me suitable for the job.

$250
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Simran Kaur

I am a good reader and 4 years of experience in proofreading and editing documents as a freelancer. I am accurate and efficient at reading documents. I can offer you a sample of my work before the actual job.

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$250
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Leann Yan

I am a communications professional, with high attention to detail in editing and proofreading any type of document. I have a BA (Hons) and Higher Research Degree level experience in English Literature.

$8/hr
Estimated 33 hours
[Deleted user]

Eye for detail. I have done this kind of work in the past for many projects. Work on deadlines and meet client expectations.

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$265
Deliver in 5 days
Chamalka

I'm a Data Analyst hence attention to detail is my skill and I love this type of work. I love reading and I am a quick reader. I have held the position of editor in my university science club , hence have the experience in proof reading 100 s of abstracts. Initially I can do for 10000 words and if you are satisfied I can do the rest. Please contact me visa email if interested.

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$300
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Nicholas Christ Taifalos

I would like to offer my services as a proof reader on a part-time basis outside my ordinary work hours.

My significant experience reviewing complex legal documents and degrees in Law and Performing Arts give me a good command of the English language and have refined my attention to detail.

Anticipated time for completion 7 days at $300 fixed rate with no plagiarism check.

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$300
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Jade

Proven High Calibre Proofreading and Editing Skills

• Attention to detail - working as a ‘human proofreader’ is my every day. As such, I will not leave one word, formatting style or punctuation on the page without review. • Efficient and task-oriented. • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and all formatting features. I work with Microsoft Word for all writing, editing, and proofreading tasks. • Native English speaker and writer (Australian), fluent in both UK and US English. • Can provide word files in multiple formats, including copies with tracking on and off so you can see the changes made.

As a professional freelance writer, researcher and proofreader, I can guarantee this project will not only be completed but it will: • Be completed on time, and; • Will not exceed the proposed budget. I am more than happy to provide progress updates and always communicate clearly and succinctly.

As I am confident in my abilities, I am willing to start the work and allow you to review a sample size. I will not accept payment for a project until you are 100% satisfied. I track my time on each project. If I come in under budget – so do you.

When you have another freelance project you need completing, I want to be at the top of your contact list - every time. As a result, I aim to over-deliver and build long-lasting working relationships.

Below is a review from work I did on a mammoth 200,000-word proofreading, editing and partial re-writing project.

Proofread - Young Adult Fantasy Novel Manuscript “Jade is a wonderful editor, super efficient and clear at all times. I highly recommend her. She powered through my 200,000 word manuscript with precision and pace. I've had many editors in the past and Jade tops them all. If you want a professional editor, look no further. Thank you!” https://www.freelancer.com.au/u/JadeBella

I hope you are my next happy customer! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Kindest regards, Jade R.

Bachelors Degree (USQ) Masters of Writing commenced (Swinburne)

$300
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Social Media marketing Expert

As a scientific student proofreading and formatting is part of my day to day. I am very focused on details and have the time to dedicate 100% of my attention to the job.

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$300
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Nell Robertson

English Masters graduate with undergraduate training in linguistics and functional grammar. Excellent attention to detail (previous radiology stenographer) and accurate formatting skills. Please contact me via email if you would like me to send through my qualifications or require further information.

(0)
$300
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Jonathan Anderson

About Me: Proven attention to detail across business, personal and financial documentation. • Undertake daily reviews and edits of documentation and reports for clients, management or Boards. • Always provide requirements within set timeframes and within budget. • Excellent knowledge of MS Word (and other MS products) and all formatting features. • Native English speaker (British / Australian). Fluent in the use of both business and personal communication.

I aim build strong relationships with project owners by communicating with you regularly and to more than meet your needs.

Your Project: • Will provide MS Word file with easy to see changes (highlighted) with tracking on documents. • Will provide daily progress documents (if required). • Payment on completion

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or if you would like to discuss the project further.

(0)
$300
Deliver in 3 days
Dave Chia

I am currently writing my own novel, and am willing to put a hold on that while I work on this for you. I have written extensively for the Australian public service and can guarantee the document will be marked up properly with MS Word.

(0)
$300
Deliver in 4 days
Olivia Prosser

I’ve previously worked as an editor and proofreader for a publishing company where reading through documents was something I was asked to do several times a day.

My proofreading has been on behalf of universities with English as a second language spoken and government branches.

I am currently freelancing with time available to complete this project quickly and efficiently, and am more than happy to proofread a sample of this work initially to demonstrate to you my attention to detail for grammar, spelling and matching original to copied documents.

(0)
$320
Deliver in 3 days
Kate McNuff

Having 20 years experience of working in the Accounting & Finance Industry I have a high regard to accuracy and I am meticulous in my work. I pride myself on my spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. Having always worked with computers and essentially Microsoft Word, I know what fonts and styles look good and need to be applied.

(0)
$350
Deliver in 4 days
[Deleted user]

Hi Lig P, my name is Christine. I am a blogger and student with over 5 years of experience working in the business administration field. I am specialized in data entry, computing, customer service, database/records management and general office administration. I believe that I am an excellent candidate for this project due to my strong background in the business sector. I have good communication and writing skills and I am highly proficient with using Microsoft Office software. I am a fast learner and always willing to try new skills and learn on the job. I have had previous work experience in government offices, education providers and most recently in a medical institute. I have full availability and I am able to commit to this project as I am very flexible and have full use of a computer at home in order to complete the project. I am willing to complete this project in 3 weeks.

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$350
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OBC Consulting

Hi Lig, thanks for posting this job. I have reviewed the requirements of your job in detail and respond as follows:

I can deliver what you require within three days. I am qualified to Masters level with an Honours degree in Law. I have worked at executive level in the government and higher education sectors over many years and have an unparalleled reputation for delivering high quality work. I bring a keen attention to detail and extensive experience in proofreading documents for Cabinet, Government Boards and National Committees. I would welcome the opportunity to deliver this critical piece of work for you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know further details.

kind regards

Kate

$350
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Vijay

I am having a very good system proper typing knowledge. So I could easily scan the documents with 100% accuracy without leaving any gaps.

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$400
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Kay Wilkins

I do proofreading everyday as a part of my job and have been successful at maintaining zero error standard, which I believe is vital to any proofreading job. I mainly work on proofreading English grammar, punctuation and spelling with strict adherence to style guide.

(0)
$400
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SJP Designer

Hi Lig, my bid covers proofreading and document comparison of physical documents against original scans, paying particular attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation and accuracy. I have over 20 years experience in document creation and formatting, including page layout. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

$400
Deliver in 7 days
Farah Moid

I'm the perfect person to complete the task, because

  1. I love reading books.
  2. I have previously worked with a publishing house, Upwork and Freelancer clients in the editing and proofreading domains. Therefore, I shall ensure a high attention to detail, correction of all marked typos and a consistent feel throughout the content.
  3. My ability to work with different clients, based on their individual needs, will allow me to tailor the work according to your instructions.
  4. I shall get a portion of the work completed within the first day, which will make sure that the task is carried out as per your requirements.
  5. Perfect completion of the task allows me a good rating, which I would love to have.
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$400
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Theodore Roberts

Hi,

My name's Theo, and I am confident I would be able to complete this task. I am efficient and hard working, and have an eye for detail. I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of the Arts/Masters of Teaching at Deakin University, hoping to become a English teacher. Because if this, I am able to easily recognise and correct any errors within a text.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

(0)
$400
Deliver in 3 days
Riyanal Chea

Hi I have created many documentations in my role. I have plenty of time I can get this jib done for you withing your agreed time.

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$400
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Edi Editing Services

I am a degree qualified professional writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in writing and editing. I am the founder of Edi Editing Services (www.ediediting.com) ABN 55326135879.

I also specialise in editing academic papers and journals especially university projects. I am also skilled in book editing and proofreading (https://ediediting.com/our_service/book-editing-writing-services-sydney).

My greatest skill is based on an exceptional command of English language in terms of grammar, spellings, sentence construction and paragraph structure.

Please see reviews from previous clients by following the link https://ediediting.com/testimonials

I look forward to working with you soon

Regards

Edi

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$400
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Rebecca Wyman

I'd be delighted to assist you with this project! I can offer you a high degree of accuracy, acute attention to detail, a swift turnaround time and an approachable working style. Your document will be submitted fully marked up and formatted to match the original. I'm also great with spelling, grammar and punctuation - the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit is important.

(0)
$450
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Christina P

Hi I am a professional proofreader and graphic designer.

I have been doing this kind of work for over 20 years.

(0)
$470
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Jenny

Hello Lig, I am a native english speaker, educated in Sydney, with an eye for detail. I would be happy to review your word document against original text and mark up any differences/typos. Happy to discuss further.

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$500
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Abeera Baig

I have this attention to the detail work quality. I can complete the task in 4 days.

$500
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Grace Perry

I have excellent attention to detail with extensive experience in writing and proofreading.

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$500
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Mediagate Consulting Pty Ltd - John Gates

This is what I do for a living, every day of my working life. 100% accuracy and I will even do plagiarism checks for you. I offer fast turnaround. formatting and will also make suggestions for change if i think that they are warranted, especially if it is transition from, say US English to Australian English, etc.

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$500
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Aiden McNicholas

I am a freelance writer working from home with the ability to set my own schedule, making me perfect for this role. I will commit myself fully to the task and have it completed in a high-quality fashion at a rapid pace. I am currently working on a book for a major professional sporting team and have several years experience editing and proofing large documents efficiently and skillfully.

Thank you for your consideration, I hope to hear from you, Aiden McNicholas

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$500
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Rutesha Writes Copy

Professional Editor and Writer With 5 years of experience

  • I am a published writer and therefore, I know the industry standards and work accordingly.
  • I have worked with publishing houses and I know how to format the document.
  • I am proficient in MS Word and Office 365, including the editing settings.
  • I am a native English speaker with excellent grasp of grammar.
  • I work from home and therefore will be able to submit your project on or even before the deadline.

You can view some of my samples here:

  1. http://www.youandmemagazine.com/articles/the-anemic-athlete
  2. https://medium.com/live-your-life-on-purpose/your-pep-talk-for-2020-what-is-holding-you-back-and-what-you-should-do-2aa4405480da

Or visit my website to know more: www.ruteshawritescopy.com

Thank you for your time and I hope to work with you soon.

Cheers, Rutesha M.K.

$500
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Paul Sullivan

• Published author of 2 non-fiction books both on Amazon and in Kindle format • Kikuyu District edited letters of early Administrator in Kenya • Keeping Secrets, a wicketkeeper's handbook (cricket). • Copywriter and creative director in 11 countries • Proofreader and editor for over 20 years including UN publications

sullivanpaul1@gmail.com for questions and portfolio

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$500
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Rencia

To whom it may concern, I am a processing specialist and quality analyst. I can complete this task with 100% accuracy. I can complete this task efficiently and quickly. I offer a fixed rate with a 24hour turnover. I am an academic writer and tutor at university for students this gives me an added advantage as proofreading and copy typing jobs go hand in hand.

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$500
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Alex Farlech Copywriting

I am a small business owner specializing in copywriting, blogging and editing. I am an award-winning writer and have exquisite attention to detail. I believe I will be able to complete this in days worth of work to an excellent level of detail and accuracy

$500
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Kyle Humphrys

I have a strong eye for detail. I am a decisive decision maker and well trained for monotonous work. There will be no oversights.

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$500
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EF Editing

I have been a professional editor for over three years now and my speciality is attention to detail and proofreading. My estimated turnaround time includes a second pass and allows for any unforeseen complications. I am committed to providing the services requested, so I will provide to the best of my ability the services to ensure the documents match the original scans and mark up obvious errors in the scans.

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$560
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The Articulate Cat

Hi there! I am a very experienced proofreader, editor and writer. I recently proofread a 50,000 word PhD thesis and the author was highly impressed with my work. I indeed have excellent attention to detail and am pedantic about the correct use of spelling, grammar and punctuation. I can promise you work of very high standard and a fast turnaround time. Should you choose me to undertake this work I am in a position to commence it immediately. Thank you, Elissa.

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$595
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UniWriteServices

I am a professional proofreader with six year's experience. I can accurately check this scan to ensure that it matches the original, as well as attending to any formatting issues required. I have wide experience in academic proofreading and editing and have edited book length manuscripts. I will ensure a timely and accurate service. Please see my profile for more professional information on my service and experience.

$600
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Health Writing QLD

Hi Lig, I’m Anna, a freelance writer, journalist and editor based in Brisbane, Australia.

As a qualified and experienced health professional, journalist and writer, I write, research, proofread and edit many types of content or articles for websites, blogs, news organisations, magazines, e-book authors, industry journals and educational institutions.

I have a bachelor of journalism, a bachelor of nursing, and a postgraduate diploma's in publishing and editing and in applied gerontology. I have 15+ years of experience working as a registered health clinician in state and federal health settings. I also have 10+ years as a journalist and freelance writer.

What can I offer your business or project? I am methodical, highly detailed oriented and I will work closely with you to deliver your proofreading project on time and within budget.

My bid reflects my professional skill set in writing, editing and proofreading. I believe you will favour a quality job rather than the lowest price offered.

So what’s next? Contact me to discuss your project.

I can’t wait to get started on your proofreading project, email me today at annaturnbullwriter@gmail.com

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$649
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Inspector Ross

Looks interesting, Lig. In addition to the skills given in my profile, I have plenty of experience in checking scans because I work part-time in document delivery for a medical library. As you say a 'potentially large quantity', I imagine you mean the 80,000 words would be an average book length? I've assumed that in my quote so it factors in any longer term commitment agreed upon. Scan quality might affect the turnaround days, but I'm happy to renegotiate after the first book if warranted.

$700
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K M Steele

Hello, I am a professional editor and proofreader with extensive fiction and non-fiction experience. I have excellent attention to detail and will work to ensure deadlines and budget are met. I am a co-operative, flexible freelancer who will work with you to make sure the job is finished to the highest standard. My rate for an 80,000 word document, edited and formatted, is $750.00. Please contact me if you have any questions. Regards, Kate

$750
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Your Business Wife

I have extensive experience as an educator, trainer, copywriter and editor, and would love to help with your job. I have an excellent eye for detail, can work fast and accurately and leave clear consise comments if anything needs to be noted.

$750
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Red Pen

Hello, I have a great eye for detail and this is the kind of work I love doing! I have over 20 years experience and have worked for many different clients (please check out my website for testimonials). I am happy to do 1,000 words for free and you can see if you are happy with the outcome before continuing with the whole book. I'll then also get a feel for how long it will take.

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$750
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Simone Ford

Hi - I'm a professional freelance editor and proofreader with more than twenty-five years industry experience. I'm happy to forward you a full resume but the gist is that I have an extensive proofreading background in books and would be pleased to take on this sort of work for you. Excellent attention to detail and familiarity with all proofreading conventions is a given! I'm also a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).

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$750
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Future Proof Copy

Hi Lig

I am an experienced proofreader and have recently worked on four new titles.

I have a quick turnaround and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring an error-free manuscript.

If you would like to find out more about the projects I work on and how I can help you, please get in touch.

Many thanks,

Katy

$1600
Deliver in 7 days

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