Apologies but I am not taking on any new commissions for the foreseeable future
Helping you to 'put it out there'Whether as an income or purely for pleasure, writing can be hugely rewarding, but on occasions equally frustrating. There will be times when a mentoring editor gives you the confidence to keep going, while having your work professionally proofread and edited will help you to avoid mistakes that you'd otherwise read through countless times. My name is Kevin O'Byrne. Living near Reading in Berkshire, I offer a proofreading, copy-editing and book editing service aimed at the fledgling author, including those looking to self publish. I take care to preserve the author's own writing style and personality.
- My cost is based on the number of words you've written: £8.50 per thousand words. Proofreading and editing an 80,000 word novel, for example, would be £680. There's no VAT to add.
- That includes two full passes of your work and as much email contact as necessary between us to clarify anything in your manuscript, or to get your feedback on my suggested edits as the work progresses.
- I accept manuscripts in most word processor formats. Unless otherwise agreed, it will be returned as a Microsoft Word file. Suggested amendments will be marked up using MS Word's 'Track Changes' feature, allowing you to easily accept or decline edits, one by one, with a click of the mouse.
- Notes will be added within the manuscript using MS Word's 'Comments' function. I add detailed notes giving the reason for suggested amendments where it may not be obvious.