Our Top 30 Novel Proofreaders

Unlock Your Novel's Full Potential With ServiceScape’s Proofreading Services

Immerse your readers in a flawless narrative journey with ServiceScape’s expert proofreading, designed specifically for novels. We're here to ensure your story shines through, unhindered by technical errors, enhancing readability and cementing your voice in every sentence.

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XpertEditor

1. XpertEditor

[Elite]
7,425 Client Reviews
275,242 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $9.95 USD per page

WriteWatchman

2. WriteWatchman

[Elite]
4,687 Client Reviews
139,853 Pages Edited

Professor at Cincinnati State University

Starting at $9.50 USD per page

EditrixJD

3. EditrixJD

[Elite]
2,401 Client Reviews
104,013 Pages Edited

Writer at PBS

Starting at $9.45 USD per page

ProseTechnician

4. ProseTechnician

[Elite]
2,257 Client Reviews
85,802 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

LexEditor

5. LexEditor

[Elite]
2,262 Client Reviews
54,081 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law

Starting at $11.00 USD per page

DoctorWord

6. DoctorWord

[Elite]
2,357 Client Reviews
51,539 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan

Starting at $9.88 USD per page

ErrorProof

7. ErrorProof

[Elite]
820 Client Reviews
29,218 Pages Edited

Director at Aetna

Starting at $7.00 USD per page

jmelton

8. jmelton

[Elite]
472 Client Reviews
23,262 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois

Starting at $8.50 USD per page

S.Edwards

9. S.Edwards

[Elite]
604 Client Reviews
16,648 Pages Edited

J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Starting at $15.50 USD per page

EditingWithExperience

10. EditingWithExperience

[Elite]
282 Client Reviews
14,262 Pages Edited

Editor at Elsevier Inc.

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

AcadConsult

11. AcadConsult


1,327 Client Reviews
81,369 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Starting at $9.99 USD per page

maxedwards

12. maxedwards


983 Client Reviews
64,305 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $6.00 USD per page

EMThompson

13. EMThompson


434 Client Reviews
22,604 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

LMAedit

14. LMAedit


220 Client Reviews
14,570 Pages Edited

Director of Communications at the Yale Center

Starting at $3.95 USD per page

bszpak

15. bszpak


185 Client Reviews
13,508 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

WriteOn

16. WriteOn


324 Client Reviews
9,974 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $22.00 USD per page

ChipperEditor

17. ChipperEditor


185 Client Reviews
5,865 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from McMaster University

Starting at $8.00 USD per page

EditingExcellence

18. EditingExcellence


186 Client Reviews
4,570 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Music History from the University of Chicago

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

BioEditorPhD

19. BioEditorPhD


118 Client Reviews
3,975 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of California

Starting at $6.95 USD per page

Keith2314

20. Keith2314


103 Client Reviews
2,991 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

ArtemisInk

21. ArtemisInk


34 Client Reviews
1,880 Pages Edited

M.A. in Childhood Education from Hunter College

Starting at $15.25 USD per page

WordHelper

22. WordHelper


29 Client Reviews
770 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii

Starting at $10.50 USD per page

hneuf

23. hneuf


582 Pages Edited

Editor at Schiffer Publishing

Starting at $3.95 USD per page

EditorEnRoute

24. EditorEnRoute


21 Client Reviews
543 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Nella Media Group

Starting at $12.00 USD per page

Paula_G

25. Paula_G


535 Pages Edited

B.S. in Communications from California State Polytechnic University

Starting at $8.50 USD per page

PixelPerfectEdit(PPE)

26. PixelPerfectEdit(PPE)


270 Pages Edited

Lecturer at the University of Pretoria

Starting at $7.99 USD per page

CTWordsmith

27. CTWordsmith


173 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at ProQuest CultureGrams

Starting at $4.95 USD per page

DrKEdits

28. DrKEdits


119 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University

Starting at $8.75 USD per page

EmpireStateEditor

29. EmpireStateEditor


107 Pages Edited

Editor at HarperCollins

Starting at $5.00 USD per page

Precision_Editing

30. Precision_Editing


195 Client Reviews
7,707 Pages Edited

Professor at Syracuse University

Starting at $7.00 USD per page

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What We Bring to the Table

ServiceScape is built on 24 years worth of experience, working on over 339,000 projects with over 98,000 clients. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

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The key to a polished novel: a skilled proofreader

In the field of novel-writing, a good proofreader is more than just a grammar and spelling enthusiast. They are linguistic artisans who understand the intricacies of narrative structure, character development, and genre conventions. A proofreader’s academic qualifications certainly matter, but equally important is their ability to immerse themselves in your world, maintaining the integrity of your voice while enhancing its clarity and readability.

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Great proofreaders are also discerning readers who can spot inconsistencies or narrative gaps that could distract or confuse readers. They have a keen sense for character and plot, ensuring that every element of your story is coherent and compelling. Moreover, a proofreader well-versed in genre conventions can ensure that your novel meets the expectations of discerning genre readers without losing its unique flair and originality.

Choosing a proofreader for your novel is choosing a dedicated project partner. With ServiceScape's Proofreading Services, you won't just get a language expert – you'll get a novel enthusiast passionate about helping you craft the best version of your story. We're committed to working with you every step of the way, providing insightful suggestions, meticulous corrections, and unwavering support throughout your writing journey.

What we promise

At ServiceScape, we promise unwavering dedication to providing quality proofreading services that elevate your novel from great to outstanding. We recognize that every novel, just like its author, is unique, and hence, deserves a solution that is precisely tailored to its specific needs. Your novel is not just another project to us, but a unique tapestry of ideas and emotions that requires careful attention. Whether you are weaving a complex epic fantasy, creating a chilling thriller, or painting a delicate romance, our proofreaders are equipped to cater to your novel’s individual demands. With ServiceScape, you’re not only getting a proofreader; you’re gaining a partner committed to the success of your literary pursuits.

Your perfect proofreader awaits

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Uncovering the right proofreader for your novel is a breeze with ServiceScape. Our intuitive platform presents a diverse directory of experienced novel proofreaders from around the globe, allowing you to find a professional who resonates with your literary style and understands your genre's specifics. Each profile is accompanied by ratings and reviews from previous clients, providing you a candid insight into their capabilities and commitment to delivering quality.

For a more in-depth evaluation, we encourage you to explore samples of their previous work. This way, you can gauge their proofreading style and proficiency, ensuring they align with your expectations and novel's needs. Your journey to a beautifully proofread novel begins here. Embark on it today and let your novel shine in its fullest glory.

Always open for communication

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Communication is a cornerstone of our approach to providing top-tier proofreading services at ServiceScape. We strongly believe in maintaining an open and continuous line of communication between you and your chosen proofreader throughout your project. This practice allows for immediate clarification, direct feedback, and swift resolution of any questions or concerns that may arise.

From the moment you choose your proofreader, you are encouraged to engage in conversation about your novel, sharing your expectations, ideas, and vision. As your project progresses, our platform facilitates seamless interaction, ensuring your queries or suggestions never go unheard. The option for one-on-one discussions, either through messaging or teleconferencing, enhances your involvement and control over your novel's proofreading process.

We are dedicated to fostering this collaborative environment because we understand that your novel is a product of your imagination, creativity, and hard work. With ServiceScape, rest assured that your voice is always heard, your vision respected, and your novel handled with the utmost care and attention it deserves.

What ServiceScape's proofreading can do for your novel

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Our proofreading services are designed to transform your novel into a polished masterpiece. Each novel entrusted to our skilled proofreaders undergoes a meticulous and comprehensive proofreading process. Our proofreaders will:

  • Correct linguistic errors: This includes errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure. Each page of your novel is carefully scanned to ensure linguistic precision.
  • Adhere to style guides: If your novel is required to follow a specific style guide, like the Chicago Manual of Style or others, our proofreaders ensure strict adherence to its rules and guidelines.
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow: Our proofreaders aim to enhance the reader's experience by ensuring your novel is clear, engaging, and easy to follow.
  • Ensure tonal consistency: They will check to make sure the tone of your novel remains consistent throughout, maintaining the narrative voice that makes your work unique.
  • Evaluate regional language conventions: If your novel is intended for readers in a specific region (American, British, Canadian, Australian, etc.), our proofreaders will ensure the spelling and language conventions align with that region's norms.
  • Remove redundant and unnecessary content: Our proofreaders aim to streamline your novel, eliminating any redundancy or fluff that could distract readers from the core narrative.
  • Evaluate manuscript completeness: They assess whether your ideas are fully developed and ensure that the plot, character development, and narrative arc are well-structured and impactful.
  • Offer reader perspective feedback: Our proofreaders provide valuable feedback on the overall impact of your novel, offering a reader's perspective that can be crucial in further refining your work.

At ServiceScape, we're not just about detecting and correcting errors; we're about helping you present your story in the best light possible. Trust us to provide the meticulous attention to detail your novel deserves.

Ready to find your novel proofreader?

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Embarking on the proofreading journey is a crucial step towards making your novel the best it can be. At ServiceScape, we make it easy to connect with skilled proofreaders who understand the intricacies of novel writing and are ready to fine-tune your manuscript. Start by browsing our extensive network of professionals, reading their profiles, reviews, and examining samples of their work. When you find a proofreader who feels like the right fit, take the first step towards enhancing your novel's potential.

Remember, every great novel deserves an equally great proofreading process to shine its brightest. Start your proofreading journey with ServiceScape today, and we look forward to being part of your novel's success story.

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire a proofreader?

You can hire a proofreader in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the proofreader you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the proofreader will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the proofreader will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape proofreaders provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find a proofreader you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the proofreader accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample proofread version within a couple of days.

How do I contact a proofreader?

To contact a proofreader about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the proofreader you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your proofreader replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with a proofreader?

If you would like to speak with a proofreader directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find a proofreader you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for proofreaders?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most proofreader profiles. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi. In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the proofreaders have done in the past?

Many proofreaders have portfolios which feature their proofreading. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button to view these proofread versions.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each proofreader's profile. Just find your proofreader and click on the "View Profile" button.

Do you provide proofreading certifications?

Yes, we provide proofreading certifications. Simply request the document when you hire a proofreader. When your project is delivered, you can download the proofreading certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally proofread by a ServiceScape proofreader.

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