Proof-reading – Jericho Writers
Jericho Writers
167-169 Great Portland street, 5th Floor, London, W1W 5PF
UK: +44 (0)330 043 0150
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

Our Proof-reading Service

Get your manuscript proof-read by a professional editor

Our Proof-Reading Service

Proof-reading provides you with our lightest form of text-correction, dealing mainly with typos, spellings and punctuation errors. You’ll receive a digital copy of your manuscript with errors highlighted and corrected, for you to accept or reject. This service is most suitable for writers who are self-publishing.

View a proof-reading sample here.

Choose between standard and express service

Please note, during busy periods turnaround times may be extended

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Proof-Reading Service

A word by word edit of your manuscript to highlight errors
An estimated 4 week turnaround
Premium Members receive 10% discount

Express Proof-Reading service

A word by word edit of your manuscript to highlight errors
An estimated 2 week turnaround
Premium Members receive 10% discount

Compare our Copy-Editing Services

We offer three services for text correction. Use this table to determine which is the right service for you.

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I received my proofread well within the expected time and I’m really happy with it, it’s helped me focus on the last step toward publishing. Worth every penny.
Christopher D
I just went through the edits and was impressed with the quality of the work. I couldn’t have asked for better editing. Thanks a tonne!
Mohan T
I was very impressed with the standard and attention-to-detail provided and found going through the edits very helpful. I’ve been delighted with the effect the suggested word changes made to the impact of my sentences.
N Stout

Our Copy Editors and Proofreaders

Our editors specialise in trade fiction and non-fiction texts. They include traditionally published authors as well as publishing professionals such as literary agents and Big 5 publishers. Find out more about our editors, here.

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Frequently asked


How long will it take to match my manuscript with an editor?

We aim to match you with the right editor within 2-4 days. We’ll get back to you as soon as the choice has been confirmed.


Can I choose my editor?

If you have a particular editor in mind, we will of course do our best to match you with them. We cannot guarantee this, however, as all of our editors are freelance and there are times when they are unavailable due to demand and/or other commitments.

Once you have placed your order, you’re welcome to send a shortlist of 4-5 editors from our website (and we’ll do our best to place you with your preferred editors).


Will my manuscript be flawless? 

Probably not. Whilst our text-correction editors always aim for a total elimination of errors, a realistic outcome is that your text will be very clean, but not perfect. In our experience, this standard will be easily sufficient for self-publishing or submission to traditional outlets. Traditionally published books will often go through several rounds of text correction and therefore we recommend that authors planning to self-publish consider doing the same. Our line-editing, copy-editing, and proofreading services are conducted at a high level, but perfection in this area is not realistically attainable. Many published books feature minor typos.


What if my work needs more attention than the service-level I’ve paid? 

In that situation, we’ll tell you. We’re here to make your work better, and we’ll be candid and truthful about what we think you need.  


Will my copy-editor respect my own personal style and voice? 

Yes.  That’s very important to us. As writers ourselves, we know that we can’t just impose a house style on your prose and expect that to be okay. 


Which editorial service is right for me?

We offer quite a few editorial services, so you’re right to take the time to consider all of your options. The writing process is a long one, so whether it’s line editing or copy-editing, or something on a larger scale, like a manuscript assessment or developmental edit, we have the service for you. You can take a look at all of our editorial services here. You might also like to read our article explaining all the different types of editorial services. If you’re still not sure, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to offer more advice.