Proofreading is the last line of defence between your project and the printing press (or its online equivalent), and its purpose is threefold:

  1. To provide a second pair of eyes: editorial work is a human process (and always will be), so proofreaders are there to catch anything the copy-editor may have missed.

  2. To eliminate errors that might have been introduced to the text since editing: copy can easily be compromised by processes like typesetting and design.

  3. To add the finishing touches: checking pagination, cross-referencing and all the other things that can’t be done until the text has made it onto the pages!

Key skills

Attention to detail | Stakeholder liaison
Checking pagination, cross-references and running heads
PDF and LaTex mark-up


£25.00 per hour. Project rates available on request.