Professional Proofreading and Copy Editing Services


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Prooftheword provides freelance copy editing and proofreading services, based in Southampton in the UK.

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry and around six years as a freelance copy editor and proofreader, I can offer you the flexibility you need when it comes to proofreading and copy editing either onscreen or hard-copy formats.

I completely understand that your essay, dissertation, article, magazine, book, website, etc, is your baby – you only want it in the hands of people who care about it as strongly as you do. 

I will provide the following services as quickly as I can. If I have a lot of work going on, this will be hard to achieve, so I will need a little more time. Please appreciate that if I’m busy, I’m in demand, which indicates I’m very good at my job!

  • Top-rated freelance copy editor and proofreader
  • First-rate book rewriter
  • Leading university grammar check
  • FREE consultation

Copy Editing Services

  • Punctuation;
  • Grammar;
  • Spelling;
  • Syntax;
  • Minor sentence restructure to assist paragraph flow, if necessary;
  • Consistency and appropriateness of verb usage;
  • Sentence structure and word usage;
  • Inconsistencies in storyline details; and
  • Inconsistencies in character details.

Proofreading Services

  • Punctuation;
  • Grammar;
  • Spelling;
  • Syntax;
  • Verb usage; and
  • Sentence structure and word usage.

Rewriting Services

I can also rewrite your copy as needed. Whether it’s rewording copy, changing sentence structure, paraphrasing text or making a similar but different sentence, paragraph or document, I can also do this for you, subject to copyright. This helps avoid plagiarism and also improves any errors you’ve made regarding syntax, sense, continuity and so on.

Excellent Prices

Prooftheword provides an excellent service for copy editing and proofreading services at an excellent price. I charge by the word count rather than by the hour (though by the hour if you prefer), so you will know the full price before I begin working on your document. Payments are accepted through bank transfer or PayPal. Also have IBAN and BIC codes, so international payments can easily be made.

Get In Touch

I have a lot of positive feedback on my Testimonials page, so please take a look to see their comments. There are also reviews on Facebook, Yell, Yelp, Free Index and My Local Services. I always do my best work when people really need me, so please take a look at the services I offer and get in touch!

I look forward to hearing from you! You can also email me at

If this is what you need, send an email or visit my Contact page to place your order. If you are unsure if you need proofreading, editing or rewriting, please go to this page.



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