Knight Proofreading offers editing and/or proofreading services for a variety of written content at the rates listed below. I also provide resume revision and cover letter writing services starting at $50 for resume revision and $20 per cover letter. Please review the information below to determine which service best meets your needs.
Proofreading focuses on correcting superficial errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, and formatting. It generally occurs at the end of the writing process as a final step before submitting a document which is otherwise ready to be published.
Editing takes a deeper look at how information and ideas are presented. While editing includes all steps involved in proofreading, the focus is on making changes that make the writing easier to understand, better organized, and more suitable for your audience.
What to Expect
You can always expect friendly, prompt service and an end product that at least meets and hopefully exceeds your expectations. You are free to ask questions and communicate with me without worrying about judgment or a snarky response. You'll never know if you don't ask! My goal in each interaction is to help you communicate exactly what you mean, free of the clutter of errors, poor style, or bad grammar. My goal is to help you make your voice heard above all the noise out there. In a world where everyone is talking but often saying very little, let me help you say something meaningful.
I proofread and edit using the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. If you prefer or require another style guide (AP, in-house, or custom), please communicate that via email when you submit your content. If using an in-house or custom style guide, I'll need you to provide me with a copy of your style or preference list.
You may submit Microsoft Word or PDF documents. After receipt of your document, I will complete the review using iAnnotate or Google Docs with suggestions turned on. I will return the reviewed document to you in the time frame agreed upon.
Please be advised that I will not be returning a clean copy to you. You will see my suggested changes or edits and have the option to incorporate suggested changes yourself, giving you greater control over the final product.
Below you will find my basic pricing structure, but I am happy to provide you with a customized quote for your particular project. All turnaround times are expressed in business days (Monday -Friday, CST) except where noted.
All rates are based on business hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time. Proofreading and editing jobs received after 8 p.m. will be logged in as received at 8 a.m. the next morning. Rush charges will apply if you need an expedited project completed over a weekend.
Minimum Charge: $5.00
Ideal for quick one-page jobs (300 words or less). If accepted, I'll even complete it over a weekend without the rush charge. If your project is longer than one page/300 words, please see additional rates below.
Standard Proofreading (2 business day turnaround): $3.50 per page (approx. .012 per word)
Ideal for documents or projects with fewer than 30,000 words or 100 pages. Please contact me for a customized quote if your content contains more than 30,000 words.
Expedited Proofreading (1 business day turnaround): $4.00 per page
Applies to documents with fewer than 20,000 words or 65 pages.
Rush Proofreading (less than 24 hours or weekend turnaround): $5.00 per page
At this time, rush/weekend jobs are only available for less than 30 pages.
Editing Rates (includes proofreading)
If you require my editing service (see definition above) for your project, please see below:
Standard Editing (2 business day turnaround): $4.50 per page
Ideal for documents or projects with fewer than 100 pages. Requires a 20% deposit for documents over 15 pages. Please contact me for a customized quote and turnaround time if your content contains more than 100 pages.
Expedited Editing (1 business day turnaround): $5.00 per page
Applies to documents with fewer than 60 pages.
Rush Editing (less than 24 hours or weekend turnaround): $6.00 per page
At this time, rush/weekend jobs are only available for 30 pages or less.
If you're unsure of which option best suits your content, use my Contact form to inquire and I'll be happy to assist you.
*Services and rates are subject to change, but are current as of November 2018.
For small projects (proofreading under 20 pages), you'll receive one invoice when you receive the completed project. The balance is due upon receipt.
For larger projects (proofreading over 20 pages), you'll receive an invoice via email with the initial deposit amount (generally 50%) required to begin your project. Once the deposit has been paid, you won't pay anything further until you receive the completed project. The final invoice amount for your remaining balance is due upon completion of the editing or proofreading. Payment is accepted via PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay with PayPal. Log on to PayPal and enter the following email address as the recipient: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you refer additional clients to Knight Proofreading, remind them to mention your name in their contact email. If they do so, you'll receive 10% off your next service of 10,000 words or less.