Manuscript Proofreading

Ensure your final draft is polished and ready for submission to your agent or publisher

£11.99 per 1,000 words

Writing something that will ultimately be published is incredibly time consuming, but also a little daunting. All your hours of hard work will be out there for people to read. It is likely that you have had multiple drafts, multiple sets of eyes look at it and, possibly, multiple moments of frustration when it hasn’t quite been working out. But you have made it. You have a final draft!

Our Manuscript Proofreading service is specifically designed for this moment. You do not want to send a manuscript to an agent or publisher with typos. After all the hours of editing, it is likely that your brain is now reading what it thinks the text says, or what you want it to say, rather than what it actually says. Our proofreaders carefully read your manuscript to pick out every remaining flaw, helping you submit your work with confidence.

Service Examples

Novels & Short stories

Plays & Screenplays

Poetry

No Fiction e.g., Biographies & Text Books

Service Overview

During a Manuscript Proofread, your editor will proofread your script line by line. They aim to identify all the tiny errors in a manuscript; typos, punctuation and grammar errors, and possibly the one time you referred to the wrong character or image in the text. These tiny errors are big to an agent or publisher. Changes will be made in tracked changes so you can clearly see and approve each adjustment; you maintain the creative control. We have editors specialising in both fiction and non-fiction across a range of genres. We would be happy to adjust our proofreading to meet your specific needs.

  • An error-free manuscript ready for submission
  • Tracked changes for you to approve each adjustment
  • Fiction and non-fiction editors available
  • Ideal for novels, short stories, plays, poetry and non-fiction
  • Confidence that your manuscript is finally finished

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What to Expect

Proof Master aims to create an easy user experience. After we receive your file, it will be allocated to a suitably qualified editor. All editors hold higher-education degrees, with many holding PhD, Doctorate and Professorship qualifications across diverse backgrounds. Our editors sign Non-Disclosure Agreements prior to commencing work with us, meaning you can rest assured that your work will remain secure and confidential.

For proofreading and editing services, our editors will use the tracked changes function in Microsoft Word. This enables you to see and approve every small change they have made. Our editors may also use the comments function in Microsoft Word to bring your attention to areas they feel need further work. For businesses choosing our Document Rework service, the tracked changes function will not be used, and rewritten sections will be indicated in a different colour.

Once your editor has completed their work, your document will proceed through a final Quality Control check and you will be notified once your document is ready. You will receive two versions of your document – one showing the tracked changes and a final, ‘clean’, formatted version with any comments clearly visible for your attention. You can download your documents from the email or from the “My Order” section of the website. We aim to return all documents within the allocated deadline, hopefully giving you plenty of time to make any last-minute additions before your own final deadline.

Turnaround Times

We offer different turnaround times based on document size. The Turnaround Calculator below will help you select the time that best suits your deadline. Double check your return time at check out and remember to leave enough time to make any final adjustments suggested by your editor.

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Standard

FREE

Standard turnaround from 48 hours for up to 15,000 words

Express Turnaround

Express

+25%

Express turnaround from 24 hours for up to 10,000 words

Super Fast Clock

Ultra Express

+50%

Ultra Express turnaround from 12 hours for up to 8,000 words

Turnaround Calculator

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 Turnaround TimePrice
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ExpressUp to Hours
Ultra ExpressUp to Hours

Optional Extras

Reference Formatting

Reference Formatting

£12.99

Save time with our reference formatting service using the system of your choice: APA, Harvard, MHRA or MLA.

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Plagiarism Report

£9.99

A detailed plagiarism report giving you the confidence you need before submitting your document.

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Double Editor

Save 10%

Get an additional editor to review your work and offer an alternative perspective.

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Proofreading Certificate

£9.99

Verify that the edits completed are compliant with academic third-party proofreading guidelines.

Why Choose Proof Master

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Strict Quality Control

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

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Professional Language Experts

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All Human Editing

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Bespoke Consultation

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MSc & PhD level editors

How It Works

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Upload File

Securely upload your files for an instant quote. We accept DOCX, PDF & Plain Text files.

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Select a Service

Choose your service, add any optional extras, confirm your turnaround then on to checkout.

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Make Payment

Check your order summary then make payment securely by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay or bank transfer. Look out for your confirmation email.

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Download Your Edited Files

Time to download your edited files! Click the download button in "My Account" or your completion email to download your files.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I request a FREE sample?

To request a free sample please get in touch using the form on the Contact page. One of the Proof Master team will be happy to help.

What payment options do you accept

We accept payment from PayPal, Credit Card, Bank Transfer, Apple Pay, Alipay & WeChat Pay.

Security & confidentiality

Security and confidentiality is of upmost importance. Our editors sign non-disclosure agreements to ensure your confidentiality is maintained. Our online payment system uses encrypted SSL certificates to ensure your details are secure and we are a fully compliant GDPR company.

Why have the express times for my document increased?

When you upload your file, our system reads the number of words. Due to how quickly our editors can work, there is a limit to the number of words we can complete in a set time. As a result, larger documents require a longer deadline.

Do you have an editor suitable for my topic?

We have a diverse range of editors who work with us at Proof Master. We aim to pair your topic with an editor from a suitable background; from Banking & Finance to Physics or Biology. Feel free to add a comment when uploading your order to state your background preference.

How can I change my payment option?

If you have already uploaded a file and chosen to pay by Bank Transfer, for example, then later change your mind, you can navigate to the "My Account" section and view Orders. Next to the order in question, there will be a "Pay" button. Click this and it will take you back to checkout, where you can select from our various payment options.

What Our Clients Say

Fast 12 hour turn around

I spoke with the director James yesterday as I was worried that my deadline was really tight. He was able to get my work back in 12 hours. Cost a bit more but so worth it for getting my work sorted on time! The standard of work from this company is very high i’ll definately be using them again.

Michael Johnson

I have tried several paraphrasing companies...

I have tried several paraphrasing companies, but Proof Master has to be the best. First of all, my document was completed 12 hours earlier than expected. Secondly, I really liked the quality of document. Thirdly, customer service is very polite and respond very quickly.

Aslanix1413

Would recommend

Proof Master is a great company. There work is fantastic, and I would defintely recommend and use them in the future. The prices are low and worth every penny. If you are look for someone to proofread or even re word your work, this is the company to go with.

Natasha Lucy Micallef

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