Where texts have been edited and revised drafts have been exchanged, it is not often necessary to undertake a separate proofread. The publishing process allows several opportunities for the client to check the accuracy of the text. However, for complex texts or where the client particularly wishes the final design proofs to be proof read, we will commission professional proof readers to undertake the work.
Rates vary, but the guideline rates for proof reading not technical texts is £21-25 per hour. A proof-reader will generally read and mark a paperback size page in 5-6 minutes. Thus, a book of 180 pages will cost about £375 for professional proof reading.