Have you written an ebook and want to self-publish it using an ebook publishing platform?
Or perhaps you want to send your digital book to one of these ebook publishers accepting submissions?
Remember, your ebook is a product and you want it to be the very best possible before you publish it using an online platform, or submit it for consideration by a publishing house.
Therefore, don’t forgot the all important final proofread of your book! If you’re looking for help in this area, take a look at the following 19 top providers of ebook proofreading services in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia.
Note: Before selecting an ebook proofreading service, or any type of book editing service, ensure you do your due diligence on the provider you’re thinking about engaging with.
Katie is a freelance editor and proofreader based out of Brooklyn, New York. With nearly four years of experience working in the publishing industry, two of which she has spent freelancing, she has experience working both large and small publishing houses. She specializes in proofreading children’s books, middle-grade fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, and fantasy. You can view her comprehensive editing resume here. If you’re interested in working with Katie, you can contact her via email to request a project quote or ask for more information.
Richard Willet is a freelance copyeditor and proofreader who has nearly thirty years of experience under his belt, with twenty-nine years of experience as a freelancer. He has worked with publishing houses like Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Random House. Based out of West Hollywood, California, Richard loves to work on a wide range of genres including books about business, biographies, military history, genre fiction, women’s fiction, self-help, and cookbooks. The best way to get in contact with Richard is via email. You can request a free quote for your project, but be sure to mention that you’re interested in his proofreading services.
Frances Fahey is the founder and managing editor of Fran’s Fine Editing. With over thirty years of experience with writing and editing, Frances is a great choice if you’re looking to proofread your ebook before publication. Her proofreading service serves as a final review of your project, identifying mistakes and correcting typos, grammatical errors, issues with spelling, punctuation, and other smaller problems. She prefers to work on projects of nonfiction. Her proofreading rates begin at $30 USD an hour, with a minimum charge of one hour. If you’re interested in working with Frances, you can contact her via email or through her website’s online contact form.
Susan Gottfried is the founding editor of West of Mars, an American editing service. Susan has nearly twenty-five years of editing experience who loves to work with authors who’ve written works of fiction. Whether you have a book, a collection of short stories, or need assistance writing author-related newsletters, Susan is a great choice in freelancer! Services that she offers includes line editing, content editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Susan is happy to sample edit the first 1500 words of your project to showcase her skills. If you’re interested in working with Susan, you can contact her via email or through her website’s online contact form to request a free project quote or for more information.
Madison Jeffery is a freelance editor who is currently a candidate for an MA in English and Creative Writing. If you have successfully completed writing your ebook, you can turn to Madison for her editing services which include reader’s reports (rates begin at $50 per 10k words), partial manuscript editing, and full manuscript editing (rates begin at $80 per 10k words). She’s worked on projects like “Many Pigs in Manhattan” by Michael Royea, “The Harmony Divide” by Dominick Gerard, and “Words that Matter” by Jacob Paul Patchen. If you’re interested in working with Madison, you can reach her via her website’s online contact form.
6. Dawn Herring
Dawn Herring is the founder and owner of Always Write Editing & Writing Services. Based out of Ingram, Texas, Dawn holds a BA and an MA in English. She has been in the publishing industry for nearly twenty-five years and loves to work on academic projects and works of nonfiction. She offers proofreading, standard copyediting, heavy copyediting, and substantive editing for those looking to polish up their manuscripts before submission to literary agents and publishing houses. Her standard rate for her services begins at $35 USD per hour, but can vary depending on the length of the project and whether or not there is a need of a rush order. If you’re interested in working with Dawn, you can contact her via email or through her website’s online contact form to get started.
7. Amanda Lewis
Amanda Lewis is a freelance proofreader and copyeditor who holds a BA in English from Michigan State University. She also happens to be the founder and operator of AKL Editor. She can assist you with your ebook editing needs by checking and correcting run-on sentences, unnatural phrasing, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and more. She can even help you with any issues you may have with font and manuscript layout before you publish your book through ebook channels. The best way to reach Amanda is via email, as her website is currently under construction. Be sure to mention that you’re interested in her proofreading service, note how long your manuscript is, and request a free quote for your project.
8. Sarah Flores
Sarah Flores is a freelance line editor, copyeditor, proofreader, and author based out of Spring, Texas. She loves to work on projects of fiction, self-help books, and children’s books, but is always open and willing to assist authors regardless of genre. As the founder and operator of Write Down the Line, services she offers includes manuscript line and copyediting (rates start at $0.015 per word), proofreading (rates start at $0.01 per word), and children’s book editing and proofreading (rates start at $0.10 per word for the first 1k words). Sarah has worked with authors like Cap Daniels, P. Nichols, and Ta’She’Ana Banks. If you’re interested in working with Sarah, you can contact her through her website’s online contact form.
Christie Stratos is the founder of Proof Positive, an American-based writing and editing servce. With nearly five years of experience as a freelance editor and proofreader, Christie loves to work on books from a wide range of genres. She’s worked on projects like “The Dragon Cager” by Lilian Oake, “The Nightmare Birds” by Amie Irene Winters, and “Professor’s Kiss” by Sienna Blake. Her proofreading service identifies and corrects grammatical errors, spelling issues, reviews word choice, and fixes punctuation mistakes at a starting rate of $0.005 per word. If you’re interested in working with Christie, you can contact her via email or through her website’s online contact form to get the ball rolling!
William Oppenheimer is an excellent go-to editor and proofreader for writers of fiction. Based out of Newton, Massachusetts, William has over fifteen years of experience in the publishing industry, ten of which he has spent as a freelancer. He likes to work on projects of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal fiction, romance, horror, thrillers, mystery, historical fiction, and young adult and young reader fiction. He has worked with many self-publishing ebook authors on BookBaby, so he knows exactly what it takes to make your ebook stand out from the competition. You can view his comprehensive editorial resume here. If you’re interested in working with William, you can contact him via email to request a free proofreading quote for your project.
Julia Sandford-Cooke is a freelance editor based out of Fakenham, Norfolk, England. She is an official member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, as well as a member of the Norfolk Proofreaders & Editors Network. Having worked as a freelancer since 2011, Julia can edit and proofreader projects from a wide variety of genres, and can even work with authors to help edit their ebooks before publication. Julia is the founder of Wordfire Communications and offers developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. If you’re interested in her services, you can contact Julia via email or through her website’s online contact form to request a quote for your manuscript.
12. Margaret Hunter
Margaret Hunter is a freelance editor based out of Scotland, UK who specializes in working with independent authors and self-publishers of nonfiction and educational material, especially in the form of ebooks. Having been a freelance editor and proofreader since 2003, Margaret is also the founder of Daisy Editorial. Services she offers includes editing, design and layout services, ebook mentorship, and proofreading. For those interested in working with Margaret, you can reach her via email or through her website’s online contact form to request a project quote or for more information.
13. Maria Waite
Maria Waite is a freelance editor and proofreader based out of Warwickshire, UK. She has experience assisting authors of ebooks and offers proofreading, on-screen proofreading, proof-editing, and ebook layout and formatting services. She is an official member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and has been a freelance editor since 2012. She loves to work on projects about business, cooking, adult fiction, crime fiction, historical romance, books about interior design, personal development, self-help, and books about sports. For more information about her proofreading rates, you can contact Maria via email or through her website’s online contact form for more information.
14. Averill Buchanan
Averill Buchanan is a freelance editor based out of Belfast, Northern Ireland who specializes in fiction editing. Services that she offers includes manuscript assessment, developmental editing, structural editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and agent and publish packages for independent authors who need a bit more assistance. She also happens to be experience with ebook formatting and layouts, ebook conversion, and self-publishing mentorship. If you’re interested in working with Averill, the best way to contact her for more information about rates and services is via email. Be sure to mention the genre of you book, its approximate word length, and that you’re interested in her proofreading capabilities.
15. Georgia Laval
Georgia Laval is a Scottish freelance editor and proofreader who is also the founder of Laval Editing. She has worked on projects like “Introduction to Crowd Science” by G. Keith Still, “Wil Runaways” by Irvine Hunt, and “Evaline: A Feminist’s Tale” by M. Sheelagh Whittaker. Services that she offers includes editing, proofreading, typesetting, and ebook conversions for a wide range of self-publishing platforms. Her proofreading service begins at a rate of £7.50 per 1k words, but a 10% discount applies for projects that exceed a word count of 50,000. For more information or to get started, Georgia can be reached via email.
16. Karen Crosby
Karen Crosby is a freelance editor based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has been in the publishing industry in both in-house and freelance capacities since 1990. She specializes in editing works of nonfiction, including books about business, communications, government, health care, humanities, sciences, and society in general. She is also capable of helping authors who prefer to publish in ebook format. As the founder of Editarians, a Canadian editing and writing service, Karen is capable of offering very competitive rates while providing exceptional work! If you’re interested in working with Karen, you can contact her via email or through her website’s online contact form.
17. Ashley Lachance
Ashley Lachance is a Canadian freelance editor and proofreader based out of Oakville, Ontario, Canada. With over ten years of experience, Ashley is also the founder and managing editor of Scribe Cat. Services that she offers authors includes a free evaluation of the first ten pages to your project, manuscript assessments, full content editing, light content editing, copyediting, and proofreading. If you’re interested in working with Ashley, the best way to reach her is either via email or through her website’s online contact form.
18. Tahlia Anderson
Tahlia Anderson is an Australian editor with nearly five years of experience as an in-house editor. She has a preference towards editing works of nonfiction, but is more than happy to take up projects of other genres. Services that she offers includes project management, manuscript assessment, structural editing, copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading. She has a preference towards books about interior design, architecture, fashion, cooking, and art, as well as children’s fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. The only way to get in contact with Tahlia is via email. Be sure to mention what your book is about and provide an approximate word length so that she can return to you an accurate and fair project quote.
19. Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies is an Australian editor with almost thirty-five years of experience in the field. She has worked with major publishing houses like Simon & Schuster, Australian Geographic, and Focus Publishing. She also happens to be an official member of the Freelance Editor’s Network, and the Institute of Professional Editors. Services that Kerry offers includes substantive editing, copy editing, rewriting, and proofreading. Kerry prefers to work on projects of fiction, young adult fiction, memoirs, history, and children’s books. The only way to reach Kerry at this time is via email. When you contact her, be sure to mention which service you’re interested in and request a free project quote.
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K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.