Proofreading is a delicate and relaxing process. I feel more like a reader getting a sneak peak to a mythical world. If you’ve seen the copyediting example, you’ll notice how few edits take up the page here. Proofreading is more about making sure there are no glaring errors that will take a reader out of your story.
The pictures below are interactive to see what proofreading looks like beforehand and afterward in Microsoft Word. This is a literary fiction example.
As you’ll see above, I make comments to clarify. I don’t explain my edits as much since most of them are for grammatical purposes. I’ll also add in compliments. If I’m rooting for your MC or if your story got me to laugh, you’ll hear about it!
Here are some proofreading testimonials:
I am so impressed with Robin and how she helped me with my book. Her proofreading skills are beyond kind words. She kept me in the loop with progress and her changes will make the book phenomenal. Thx so much Robin— Scott Schuff
Robin is insightful, thorough, and kind. I enjoyed a wonderful experience working with her. For me, it was transformational. I was blind to a major flaw, and some smaller ones. Robin went above and beyond in assisting me with my manuscripts. I wholeheartedly recommend her services.— Kevin Quilligan