Book Proofreading
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A careful review of your final draft, preparing your book for submission to traditional publishing houses or self-publishing companies.

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Polish Your Book with Professional Proofreading

You've written a novel, short story, or nonfiction book, and you've sent it for a book critique. You've had your book edited, and you feel ready to start the publication process. Don't skip the next step! If you want to be successful in an increasingly competitive market, you need proofreading for your book. Whether you're seeking acceptance from a traditional publishing house or looking to self-publish an ebook, our professional copy editors can provide the proofreading you need to polish your book.

At Scribendi, we want to support you at every stage of writing, regardless of how much writing experience you have. Our professional proofreaders ensure that fiction and nonfiction books of every genre and length (including short stories and poems) are publication-ready and conform to industry standards. We will provide the affordable, high-quality proofreading you need, and we will help make you a better writer.

Our Book Proofreading service helps you finalize your draft by cleaning up spelling and grammar errors, typos, and inconsistencies in your writing and by eliminating small mistakes that can look big in the eyes of a reader, literary agent, or publisher. Copy editing improves your credibility as an author and allows you to pursue a successful writing career.

What will I receive?

  • Line-by-line proofreading of your book, including corrections of any spelling and grammar errors, typos, and inconsistencies
  • Tracked revisions so that you can see and review all of your editor's changes, giving you complete creative control over your book
  • Commentary regarding any nonstandard elements, such as jargon, terminology, and proper names
  • Consistent formatting of titles, subtitles, headers, subheaders, and captions
  • Personalized editor notes that provide a summary of the work that has been done

If you are hoping to self-publish your book as an ebook, this service is for you! We also recommend our Ebook Formatting service if you want your ebook formatted to KindleTM requirements.

For help with plot, style, structure, organization, and word choice, take a look at our Book Editing service. Alternately, if you're aiming to get your book published at a traditional publishing house, order our high-value Book Proofreading and Query Package Creation service, which combines proofreading of your book with a complete query package!

What types of manuscripts qualify for book proofreading?

Book proofreading is for final drafts of already-edited books, such as the following:

  • Novels, novellas, and short stories
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Poems and collections of poetry
  • General nonfiction (memoirs, biographies, self-help books, etc.)
  • Chapters or passages of longer fiction and nonfiction works
  • Ebooks

Why should I trust Scribendi with my book?

We keep your files secure. We know how hard you have worked to write your book, so security and confidentiality are always ensured. We will never make a claim on your copyright, and we keep your personal information private. We work with most major word-processing file types, and uploads and downloads are always safe and securely encrypted.

We have copy editing expertise. Our copy editors, many of whom are published authors, have an average of 15 years of experience proofreading successful books in nearly every genre and format. Your book will be sent to copy editors who are familiar with (and enjoy) your genre. Our copy editors will follow your specific guidelines when they proofread your book, looking for any issues you've mentioned in your order instructions. If you are satisfied with the copy editor who completed your order, you can request them for subsequent orders. If your copy editor is not available, we will ensure that another qualified editor completes your order so that it is returned on time.

We welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your order, our quality assurance team will guarantee that our rigorous quality standards are met, using a quality assurance process that ensures high-quality work every time.

Customer satisfaction is Scribendi's top priority, and authors from all around the world are happy with our services. Check out some of our author case studies:

Visit our author FAQ page for more information, get a free sample edit, or get an instant quote below so that you can place your order today!

Still have questions? Don't hesitate to contact our customer relationship specialists, who are available between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. EST.

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