Proofreading or Editing?

Image shows a pair of glasses on top of some paper with typewritten text on it. Proofreading and editing requires an eye for detail.

I work with organisations and individuals, proofreading and editing different materials.


Proofreading usually involves:

  • Checking spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Ensuring consistency of formatting and layout, including things like capitalisation and hyphenation
  • Checking your headings and page numbers follow your table of contents
  • Applying a house style or style guide

Whatever you need proofreading, contact me today to find out how we can work together.

If you’re a student looking for a professional to proofread your essay or thesis, find out more about my essay service here.


Editing is usually more in-depth than proofreading. There are many different types of editing.

The editing process can include looking at the “bigger picture”:

  • Does your material have a clear structure?
  • Does your novel have a sound plot, narrative flow and a good sense of tension?
  • Is your article or thesis easy to follow and understand?
  • Are there areas of confusing or irrelevant material?

An editor can also advise you on the finer details of your text, including:

  • Sentence structure and use of English idioms and turns of phrase
  • Punctuation, spelling, grammar, and consistency of style

Some materials may require editing, some may require proofreading. Quite often, there will be some overlap between the two.


I like to ensure all my clients get a fair price for their project, whatever their needs. Find out more about pricing here.

What Now?

Please contact me to discuss your project. We can find a solution that works for you.