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The Proofreaders

Fast Editing & Proofreading Services!

- Website Content Writing

- Website Testing and Navigation

- Letters

- Resumes

- Legal Documents

- Medical Reports

- Business Proposals

- Books and Newspapers

- Magazines and Pamphlets

- Newsletters and Ezines

- Brochures and Articles

- Indices and Tables

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Editing and Proofreading Rates
Pricing · Time Estimates


Giving you the greatest flexibility of pricing ensures customer satisfaction. Editing and proofreading services are available by the word, by the page, by the hour, or by the project. Most of our clients want to know up front how much the proofreading project will cost. Below is a list of our proofreading rates, with many options to suit your time and budget.

Editing and Proofreading Rates
Standard & Non-Standard Documents
  • By the Word: Proofreading - Pricing by the word enables the client to know exactly in advance how much a project will cost. Using state-of-the-art software, The Proofreaders can determine the word counts of your files, including but not limited to the following extensions:

    • PDF
    • DOC
    • PPT
    • XLS
    • HTM
    • RTF
    • TXT
    • WPD
    • ZIP
    • And all common file formats

NOTE: All jobs have a $55 minimum; credit card payments include a nominal merchant fee

$ 0.075
  • By the Word: Editing - When proofreading isn't enough, the talented writers at The Proofreaders will edit your document, providing clear, grammatically correct, English sentences. This is especially useful for those who speak English as a second language and rely on The Proofreaders for accuracy. Using state-of-the-art software, The Proofreaders will determine the word counts of your files, and give an exact estimate before any work has begun.

NOTE: All jobs have a $55 minimum; credit card payments include a nominal merchant fee

$ 0.13
  • By the Page - Pricing by the page is done when the document uses double-spaced, 12-point fonts and word counts on all pages do not exceed 250. Documents that are not in this format will be priced separately.

NOTE: All jobs have a $55 minimum; credit card payments include a nominal merchant fee

$ 13.00
  • By the Hour - An hourly rate is charged for projects that are hard to quote. Examples of documents that make estimating difficult include:

    • Foreign Language Editing and Proofreading
    • Legal Documents
    • Medical Documents
    • Technical Documents
    • Other Non-Standard Documents or Material

NOTE: All hourly jobs have a $95 minimum; credit card payments include a nominal merchant fee

$ 95.00
  • By the Project - For those clients with a fixed budget and an estimable project, we can quote by the job. This way no one needs to count pages, words, or keep track of time.
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Thorough Proofreading
All MS Word proofreading services are performed at least twice by the same proofreader: one read-through produces red-lining marks and a second read-through on the accepted version (the version with the proofreader's red-lined changes incorporated into the document) is performed.

Second Set of Eyes
Many clients opt to have a "second set of eyes" on their documents as part of the proofreading process. We have several proofreaders available as a Second Set of Eyes on the accepted version of your material; you will greatly benefit from having a completely different proofreader read through the accepted version and give his or her comments. This is especially recommended for legal, medical, and technical documents. This option costs 2.5 cents per word.

Please read What to Expect for greater detail.

Format and Turnaround Time
We use MS Word for most editing and proofreading services with the 'Track Changes' option. This will put red lines over the words we are changing and show the newly entered corrections. When you receive the proofread version, all you need to do is select 'Accept Changes' to have our modifications become permanent. Hard copy proofreading is also available, for those without online access or electronic versions.

The Proofreaders can begin work on most projects within 5-12 business hours after receiving the deposit and documents needing proofreading and/or editing services. For RUSH projects—if a proofreader is not available—a surcharge of 10% will be added to the total cost of the editing and proofreading services. Before deciding your deadline, you may want to consider these points:

  • Proofreading services are done by humans, not machines. The less time a proofreader is given to proofread a document, the faster his or her eyes have to move; hence, the greater chance the proofreader will miss something. This is true for any proofreading service you hire, not just The Proofreaders.

    TIP:
    Don't wait until the last minute to have your documents proofread. To expedite the job, send half of your document to The Proofreaders while you continue to work on the remainder.

  • Choose deadlines that give you time to incorporate your proofreader's comments and resolve any outstanding items.

    TIP: Learn how to use the Track Changes function in MS Word. That way, when your Word document has been returned, you will have the ability to quickly "delete comments" and manipulate the file with ease.

Can't Decide?
When priced by the hour, you benefit by our speed and skill and only pay for time spent editing and proofreading your document. When priced by the project, you know well in advance what your costs will be. No one has to keep track of time or hours. Simply send us your document and let us quote your job.

For more information about The Proofreaders please contact us.


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