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Professional Proofreading
For Indie Authors
& Publishers

Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction

Hi, I’m Tina Williams and I specialise in proofreading support for independent authors and publishers. In a technical sense, this means I provide assistance at the final stage of the writing process and in preparation for publication. But alongside the technical, I also offer practical advice and support if or when you need it. Writing and self-publishing can be a vast and lonely world: my objective is to support you by listening to your goals for your book, providing advice when needed, and being transparent in my work so that your writing abilities may benefit on future projects.

Based in South Wales, UK, but with independent-author clients worldwide, you’ll find mine is a friendly, reliable and efficient service, whilst also being dedicated and meticulous–I will work with you to help you make your manuscript as professional as it can be. Above all, your ‘voice’ and your goals will remain my priority.

Experience of working on Fantasy, Science Fiction/Steampunk, Children’s, Comedy, Romance, Mystery, Contemporary, Literary, How-To Non-Fiction & Public Interest Non-Fiction.
In the form of novel, novella, anthology, short story & book series.

For children, young adult, new adult & adult audiences.
All genres considered, although I will advise if I feel your work requires a specialist proofreader.

I am qualified with the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP). I primarily work with Microsoft Word (using Word’s Track Changes facility), but can work with PDF files, and am also proficient in the use of British Standards Institution (BSI) proofreading symbols.

Find out more about how I can help by visiting tweditorial.co.uk. Alternatively, get in touch to discuss your budget and requirements, or send a 1500-word sample to tina@tweditorial.co.uk for a free appraisal.

Payment plans can be arranged if you would prefer to pay by instalments.
‘Tina is very professional; she has a sharp eye for detail and goes the extra mile…’
‘friendly, first-class service, which was relaxed, highly informative & resulted in a finished manuscript I am delighted with’
‘[Tina] communicated warmth and friendliness, passion, diligence and her price made me smile’

This is the final stage in the writing process, after all the editing is complete, and just prior to publication. A proofread checks all aspects of spelling, grammar, punctuation, layout and style, to ensure no errors have slipped through the other stages. It also checks for consistency throughout, making sure your manuscript presents professionally for publication.

A proofread can include checking capitalisation, hyphenation, headings, typeface, spacing, spelling and numerical style, headers and footers, tables, illustrations and their corresponding captions, references, cross-references and in-text citations, bibliographies, prelims and endlims.

For e-books, particular attention will be paid to formatting to ensure compliancy with your chosen e-publisher, and thus a smooth transition when you upload your manuscript.