Editing and beta reading services for independent authors

Whether you're at the beginning or the end of writing your novel, a beta read (early manuscript review), edit or proofread can help to improve your book. Typos, grammatical errors or a plot inconsistency can be off-putting to your readers. They could lose interest in your book and put it down unfinished.

I have experience proofreading, copy-editing, line editing and beta reading MG, YA, fantasy, romance, action adventure and thriller. Although I am happy to work on other genres. I have proofread and edited in UK and US English, working with native and non-native English speakers.


Early manuscript review service (beta reading)

With my early manuscript review service I can work with you to ensure there are no plot or character inconsistencies in your book. I will also tell you if I found your story compelling, if I liked the characters or if I figured out the plot twist before chapter three.


Proofreading and editing services

With my proofreading and editing services I can help to ensure your book is consistent and free of typos, misspellings and grammatical errors. As part of these services, I offer to work through a 500–1,000 word sample of your text for free, so that you can see what I can do and I can figure out how long it will take me to edit your entire book. I'll provide a quote when I return the edited sample. The price will depend on the level and extent of the service required.

I use the Track Changes tool in Word so you can review each of my edits and decide if you wish to accept or reject them. I can also use the Adobe commenting tools on PDF if you prefer (proofreading service only). I have experience working with different style guides. I'm willing to work with your publisher's style guide, or I can help you develop your own if you don't have one.

If you would like a quote, please email the following to tori@seymourproofreading.co.uk:

  • a description of your book and exact word count

  • your schedule/deadline and budget

  • the level of editing you require

  • the format of your work (Word or PDF)

  • a representative 500–1,000 word sample of your file

I can then let you know if the work can be fitted into my schedule. If so, I'll work on your sample and return it to you within two days with your quote.

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