I charge .01 a word for an expert proofread/edit. (50,000 words = $500) That includes a follow-up proofreading of the entire book again after I send you my first completed work. I.e., I proofread/edit your book, and you make the changes. Then I proofread it a second time. I work in 5,000-word blocks. You send me 5,000 words; I proofread them. Then I send it back to you with a Pay Pal invoice for $50. That way if you’re not satisfied with my work you can stop at any time. The second proofread takes place after I have proofread your entire manuscript, and you have made the changes.
I’ve been in the writing business since the mid-1970s. I’ve used proofreaders many times. Some want to get paid half up front and half when they finish. Several times, I felt I didn’t get my money’s worth. The way I do it, it benefits both the writer and me. I only get paid for the work I actually do. And the writer, if not satisfied, can cancel at any time.
It’s a win-win situation
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