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Proofreading service


You only have one chance to make a first impression. If you don’t proofread your final draft, you risk appearing unprofessional or, worse, incompetent.

Proofreading can make or break whether your writing gets taken seriously.

Why is proofreading important?

Nothing ruins your writing more than a poorly placed punctuation mark or spelling mistake. This can easily be avoided – by using a professional proofreader.

Proofreading is essential for both fiction and non-fiction projects. Investing in a professional proofreader will ensure your work is error-free. Our proofreading service means you'll have a professional document back in time for your deadline.

What happens when you proofread my document?

Proofreading ensures that:

  • all words are spelt correctly
  • you’ve used the correct punctuation marks
  • your commas, quote marks and apostrophes are in the right places
  • any typos are spotted and fixed
  • you’re using the right word for commonly confused words
  • you’re following standard publishing conventions in terms of formatting and punctuation.

Proofreading addresses issues such as punctuation, spelling and typos – little errors that can make your writing appear unprofessional.

Proofreading does not include rewriting clumsy sentences. If you are looking for heavier correction of your writing – such as rewriting sentences that don’t work – then you should use our copy-editing service

When is the best time to proofread a document?

Proofreading is the final stage of the writing process. 

How can I see the corrections you are recommending?

We provide you with suggestions via the “tracked changes” and “comment” functions in Microsoft Word. We are unable to provide this feedback in any other format.

Once you receive the annotated draft, you can choose to accept or reject the proofreading recommendations.

We won’t demand rights or recognition in your work. We won’t share your ideas, research or writing with anyone. It’s your writing, we just want to help you make it as good as it can possibly be.

How much does it cost?

Please complete the webform below and we'll send you an exact cost based on the number of words in your document. However indicative prices for the following word counts are:

Turnaround in
three business days
Turnaround in
nine business days
$53 $47
5,000 $263 $232
10,000 $526 $465
50,000 $2,630
Documents with high word counts may take
longer than two weeks. Indicative cost for
80,000 words is around $3,150.

All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.

This service is no longer available.

Sample documents

Click on the images below to see what your document will look like before and after proofreading.
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