What’s your project?


For a quick, free proofreading quote, please email aob.proofreading@yahoo.co.uk or call 07910 116979.

Put your words in safe hands today.

Welcome to AOB Proofreading

shutterstock_116340247Hello and welcome to my website. I am a freelance proofreader based in Liverpool with substantial in-house experience.

Since 2007 I have proofread for a variety of people – marketing agencies, students, publishers, writers … This is a great part of my job as I get to grapple with a variety of subjects for different clients with unique requirements for their projects; no job is ever the same – lucky me!

I am also a member of the much-respected Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Click here to see some client testimonials.

Experience

As well as freelancing for several marketing communications agencies, I have experience of proofreading a range of texts for publishers SPCK, Bosun Publications and Packt Publishing. There is also the work I have done for a great number of authors, writers and students, including fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, play scripts and MA dissertations.

From September 2008 to June 2012 I was an in-house proofreader at a leading marketing agency, hand-marking proofs using the BS 5261C:2005 symbols, amending charity and corporate publications in addition to editing on-screen. Specific subjects of which I have good knowledge are business studies, specifically marketing, spirituality/philosophy and football.

Proofreading – what exactly is it?

shutterstock_94627420If you have previously hired a proofreader, you may find this part interesting anyway; if you haven’t, then it’s important that you know what the role of the proofreader is so that you know what you’re paying for. A free one-page sample can be provided for the curious.

Perhaps you’re self-publishing your first work and you’ve wisely decided to have it proofread but are not sure what your money will get you. Professional proofreading primarily involves spotting and correcting literals (spelling mistakes) and typos (e.g. missing punctuation). So far, so obvious.

But what about inconsistencies in your text – e.g. a character’s name spelt ‘Billy’ in one passage; ‘Billie’ in the next? Ambiguities such as ‘take your pick from the pile of tools’? There are also illogicalities to watch out for, parochialisms, tautologies, factual errors, possible libels – and this is all on top of ensuring your brief is followed and your standardized (or would you have standardised?) style consistently met!

How much?

shutterstock_98196032As a rough guide:

Publisher Clients – there are many factors to be taken into account, so fees can be discussed.

Agency and Business Clients – I round up to £25 per hour for business and agency clients, though quotes can be given per page or based on word count, depending on your requirements.

Writer and Student Clients – £7–£9 per thousand words for individual writers and students.

Payment can be made via cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.

If you have arrived here seeking information on how to become a proofreader or copy-editor, you will find a more suitable site at www.copyediting.co.uk.