Proofreading services for web, electronic and printed text from Steph Kendall, a UK-trained proofreader, based in Christchurch, New Zealand

Proofreading Service (Web and Print)

Proofreading is usually the final stage of content editing and is one of the most important ingredients in the entire publishing process. Using a professional proofreader can help prevent errors being published in your website or publication. Even small mistakes can undermine presentation, distract a reader or compromise a business’s professionalism and credibility, so you must make sure that your text is correct.

My proofreading service includes checking your text, including headings and captions, for:

  • Punctuation, spelling and grammar
  • Formatting and layout (pagination, prelims, word and line breaks)
  • Word processing errors
  • Live and correct URLs.

Your text will be returned either by email or hard copy depending on the format of your original material. Queries and changes will be clearly marked either by tracked changes (in Word) or by textual and marginal marks on hard copy (in accordance with British Standards Institute BS 5261).

Style Guide

Please make sure you provide me with a copy of your company style guide (if you have one). If you do not have a company style guide, you may want to include additional notes on:

  • Preferred terminology (e.g. website, Web site, Website)
  • Headings and sub-headings
  • Use of leader dots and ellipsis
  • Lists (use of parantheses, stops and indents)
  • Dates (date form, year spans, centuries)
  • Any other preferred styles.

Style Sheet Provision

You can request a style sheet from me with the return of your work, which you are welcome to add to your company style guide.

Contact me for a free cost estimate for your proofreading project.

Service Fees

View fees for proofreading and other services.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss or commission a related service not specifically mentioned here. You may also like to find out what my clients say about working with me.

“Professional proofreading and editing services from UK trained and experienced proofreader and editor, Steph Kendall.”