We can certainly recommend ProofProfessor with whom we regularly work. Our business can have a significant number of titles to be proofread or copy-edited, often within limited timescales – but this mustn’t compromise the quality. We are therefore fortunate that ProofProfessor consistently and efficiently deliver such high-standard work.
Douglas Walker, Publishing Director, The Self-Publishing Partnership
Although we were happy with our proofers in the past, too many mistakes still remained. ProofProfessor’s unique combination of software and human beady eye ensures our future publications will be clear of any embarrassing typos, duplications, wrong words, floating marks and factual errors. Best of all they were able to manage our last-minute timelines, ensuring we got to meet our print deadlines and deliver the best possible product.
Tania Pascoe, Director, Wild Things Publishing
Working with ProofProfessor has vastly improved the quality and content of the revised edition of my book My American Odyssey: From the Windrush to the White House. He delivered promptly exactly what he had promised. ProofProfessor has a hawk’s eye and fanatical desire and appetite to eradicate errors, typos and mistakes that frankly others do not and did not see. In addition, he gave me a better insight and advice on my content and improving my future work and writing, which we will develop for my second book and other commissioned works.
Roger Griffith MBE, broadcaster and author
Working with Matt at ProofProfessor was a wonderful and gratifying experience. I needed a proofreader to take a close look at my manuscript before sending it off to my publisher, and Matt stepped up for the challenge. The entire interaction was seamless and easy in terms of sending him my work and receiving the edits by the promised deadline. The edits he provided on my work were extensive, thoughtful, and meticulous, and I found myself surrendering to his expertise without fear that he had missed anything. He did not miss a thing, surprising me even with issues in my writing that I had missed, and I felt that my book was in expert hands the entire time. In addition to the actual work he did for my book, he wrote me thoughtful emails that encouraged me as a writer, presenting himself not just as a professional proofreader but also as a considerate reader with excellent feedback and insights. It was a pleasure working with him, and I encourage anyone reading this to hire him before sending your work out for publication. Your book will be treated with care and respect.
Marina DelVecchio, author
If you’re looking for someone to ensure that the manuscript you’ve slaved over arrives with agents or publishers blemish-free, then I’d recommend proofprofessor.com. They do a thorough job quickly and professionally, and spot the errors which inevitably pass you by after the fourteenth draft.
Simon Toseland, ghostwriter and editor
I’ve been really impressed with the copy-editing service provided by ProofProfessor. From the moment I first contacted them they’ve been helpful, informative and professional. They turned my manuscript around within the stated time, the quality of their proofreading was excellent, and they responded to all my queries and comments promptly. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them – once you’ve submitted your work, you can rest assured that it is in excellent hands.
Carolyn Mahony, author
Since English isn’t my native language, I find it reassuring to have my English blog posts checked by a professional before I dispatch them into cyberspace. Matt has polished several of my posts with an eagle eye and has helped me with sound, invaluable suggestions for improvement. He’s also commented positively about my writing, which has spurred me on to further improve it. I warmly recommend ProofProfessor as the go-to team to anyone who is looking for a reliable, meticulous and reasonably priced copy-editing service!
Elisabeth Hippe-Heisler, German translator
I wrote my first novel a couple of years ago now and I was totally in the dark about proofreading and editing. From a recommendation I found ProofProfessor and I’m so glad I did. Speaking with Matt, which put me at ease, I was confident about the finished product. I’m in the process of my second novel which will be worked on by Matt. I have no problem at all in recommending ProofProfessor to any aspiring author.
Mark Childerley, author
I always felt that I didn’t need a proofreader. ProofProfessor continue to prove why I was wrong. Not only are they insanely accurate and excellent value for money, but they also go further than the call of duty to keep their clients happy. ProofProfessor are as crucial to my writing career as a laptop, a great designer and even my own imagination.
Tony Moyle, author
I have now read the whole of the excellent revision you have done for me and I’m very impressed and pleased with the outcome. It has been money well spent. The entire document is a lot easier on the eye and more reader-friendly. I knew there were errors but couldn’t see the wood for the trees, and your corrections have allowed me to make some small revisions as to how a character would react or reply to a situation. They are not big changes but things I wouldn’t have noticed without your input. Thank you for your hard work, attention to detail and what I liked most of all, your relaxed, friendly approach. In this modern era, it’s pleasing to find a business who are happy to let customers proceed when they’re ready to use their services and not bombard them with irritating email after email.
Ralph Surry, author
Very professional and respectful of the work that he edited. A pleasure working with him and I learned a lot about the difference in terminology. He was very kind and understanding of the stresses that come with being a new author and having someone else reading your work. He helped to bring out the personalities of the characters in the manuscript in that they were based on real people.
Donna Emerich, author
I’m ever so grateful for the referral to Matt at ProofProfessor! He and his team gave several suggestions for my book title and even advised me there was more editing to do. The experience was friendly and professional all the way. I’m writing my second book and plan to use ProofProfessor for the content and copy editing. Highly recommended!
De Fletcher, author
I had my debut novel Velvet Touch proofread and copy-edited by Matt and it was a great experience. I requested to have the manuscript sent to me and corrected on paper, not digitally. I received it at the two weeks’ deadline, just as he had promised. The manuscript arrived by courier and all Matt’s corrections/suggestions were clearly explained. He has a very good system set in place. I will certainly want to work with him again for my next novel(s).
Lily Bloom, author
Matt at ProofProfessor has provided an efficient, fast, cost-effective service. I couldn’t have asked for more and he is my “go-to” person for any book-related problems. I am writing a series of books, so in the New Year I will have no hesitation in using him again.
Sue C Medcalf, author
I would personally recommend using ProofProfessor – Matt and Alex are great individuals who are really committed to any project you give them, no matter the length or complexity. They will even help with tips and tricks of the trade. If you need a reliable editor, I would definitely say choose this company. Their turnaround time on a big project is quick – mine was 100k+ words, they were very thorough and quick! I will be using them in the future!
Kelsey Bentley, author
Matt is diligent and professional, with crystal-clear communication and great attention to detail. He’s edited two manuscripts of mine now and I will be hitting him up for editing in the future.
Pasha Adam, author
I searched the web for months looking for an editor for my book. Eventually, I found ProofProfessor and decided to give them a shot. Matt assured me that he would do an extensive edit of my first novel, Kill Guancho!, and I have to say that he did a superb job! The price seemed very good and Matt was always on hand by e-mail or telephone to answer my questions. I would highly recommend ProofProfessor for a complete editing service.
Steven Johnson, author
I have used your services for proofreading and copy-editing for four of my Amazon books. I was very pleased as you completed the work efficiently and speedily. Your professionalism is appreciated, as are your views, even if they don’t always match mine! I look forward to working with you again.
Eve Forbes, author
I first got in contact with ProofProfessor when I was in dire straits with my fantasy novel, Desolation. My editor at the time decided to close shop with no warning. I had advance readers and everything lined up, and no one to edit the book... ProofProfessor acted promptly, and stepped in at short notice. Matt more than filled the shoes my previous editor had left behind. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. You can expect a highly responsive editor who makes smart editorial choices, and delivers an altogether quality piece of work. I am more than willing to elaborate on my experiences to anyone in need of it.
Jesper Schmidt, author of the Keystone Bone trilogy
After a fruitless search, I was lucky enough to find Matt after I sent out a tweet looking for proofreading help. Although my manuscript had been thoroughly copy-edited, seen by a group of beta readers, and reread many times by myself, Matt still managed to find a number of things that had been missed. He did not just find typos and grammatical errors, but also picked up on a number of sentences and references that were unclear. All of which I desperately needed to rectify before publishing. Matt was not only a dream at proofreading but also a pleasure to work with. He was personable and patient. Once Matt had received my manuscript and confirmed a date for return, he kept to his word and returned my manuscript with tracked changes when promised. I cannot recommend Matt enough for all of your proofreading needs!
Olwen Cowling, author of The Confessions of an Inept Love Soldier
Matt and his team at ProofProfessor are proof professionals. I’ve used their copy-editing service for both of my books and the work is always fantastic. Matt can take a good book and sharpen it like a katana, making it a GREAT book. Not to mention that it’s the most affordable editing service around!
J.M. Bush, author of Storm in Shanghai
Personally I had a great experience with the guys over at ProofProfessor, though it took me a while to find them. Twitter was one of the ways I got in contact with them. ProofProfessor is cheaper, luckily they also had a discount going when I approached them, which saved me another 10 percent. Have a look at their services and/or contact them via Twitter: you’ll get a quick, friendly and professional response. Their approach, combining technology with the human eye, is somewhat unique, which drew my attention.
Bas van Kaam, author of Inside Citrix
A big thank-you goes out to Matt and his team at ProofProfessor. This was my first attempt at writing a novel and had no clue how to do so. I had an idea to write a novel and so I sat down and started writing. I stink at grammar: period. I am one of the worst at it. I found ProofProfessor on Twitter and they took my tragic grammar mess of a novel and worked their magic, and, trust me, they had their work cut out, and they did an awesome job. I look forward to working with them on several more projects. Thank you again, ProofProfessor.
DK McCloud, author of Hollis McCalister: Summer Camp
Been in publishing 25 years. Just got a tight deadline MS fm @ProofProfessor – BEST. Service. Ever. Meticulous, precise. Saved us a day.
Martin Belk, martinbelk.com
I was looking for a reasonably priced, thorough proofreader for my first novel. I posted a tweet asking if there were any good proofreaders out there who wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. ProofProfessor got in touch with me and I’m glad they did. Not only were they reasonably priced, but they were very thorough and caught many things that I would have missed without their expert eyes. The turnaround time was amazing and I was impressed with the level of communication, even though they were “across the pond” and several time zones ahead of me. I highly recommend ProofProfessor and will be calling upon them again for my second novel.
Cordelia Wood, author of Cross Culture
ProofProfessor did a great job on editing the manuscript of my doctoral dissertation. Not only did they help with correcting spelling mistakes, they also assured me that there were no inconsistencies in technical terms, use of capitalisation and references. The edits certainly helped me to bring the text to a higher level. Furthermore, the communication and organisation during the whole process were pleasant and efficient.
Martijn ten Bhömer
We came across ProofProfessor via Twitter and after an initial face-to-face Skype meeting decided to go with them rather than others we had in mind. The price was clear from the outset and it turned out to be great value for money as they dedicated their time to our novel 100% straightaway. Everything was explained to us along the way, contact was immediate, and we are really happy with the results. The book is sitting with the literary agents as we speak and we are comfortable that we have delivered a perfected, proofread and edited novel!
Sarah Surgey and Emma Vestrheim
I chose Matt Rance to proofread my book after he was the first to respond to my tweet about looking for a UK-based proofreader. He was easy to communicate with and provided very reasonable pricing for his services. My book was returned to me fully proofread in paper format just a fortnight later, including some concise feedback on the content and writing without suggesting I change too much. He was also able to answer all my questions in great detail via web chat. A very polished and professional service and I would highly recommend.
Hayley Bullivant, author of Sorcerous
Initially I made contact via Twitter and they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse... As a brand new self-publishing author, anything other than writing the story was quite daunting. ProofProfessor held my hand through the copy-edit and proofread with great communication throughout and lots of great advice and ideas. I was very happy with their service and costs, as well as the layout of my file afterwards, with all suggestions and ideas highlighted on the pages in red a great help. I even mentioned them in the acknowledgements of my debut novel, The Brown Stuff, to demonstrate how pleased I was with their work. Professional, speedy service says it all. Many thanks and look forward to sending you my next novel.
Richard Mason, author
ProofProfessor didn’t stop at spelling and grammatical errors – they found inconsistencies in our text ranging from abbreviations, capitalisation and even formatting. Not to mention that the corrections were wholly clear to someone new to this service. It’s reassuring to know that we have found a proofreader for life in ProofProfessor.
Paddy O’Hara, Formandcue
After evaluating and comparing various proofreading services, I decided to give ProofProfessor a try. I wasn’t disappointed. Matt Rance did an excellent job proofreading my PhD thesis, even noticing the linguistic subtleties of academic writing. Communication with ProofProfessor was always swift, and reassured me that I made the right choice and that I would receive the corrected file in time – which is quite of the essence when being close to the submission deadline. I’ll recommend Matt Rance and ProofProfessor to anyone looking for a dedicated, meticulous and reliable proofreader!
We found ProofProfessor through a random tweet, looking for someone to proofread a screenplay we were about to go into pre-production with. After a Twitter message exchange and a brief chat on the phone, we decided they sounded like the right people for us. The screenplay was read and sent back to us within a matter of days. We were really pleased with the results. The attention to detail and extra effort they put in, to check even the smallest thing, was astonishing. We will be using them again. If you were to ask us, would we recommend them to you? Absolutely, they provide a service others will struggle to compete with.
Andrew Bruce-Lockhart, screenwriter of PhatNav and director at SendCake Films
ProofProfessor can always be relied on. They stick to their deadlines, and I use them again and again. No matter how good you are as a writer, having a fresh pair of eyes that you trust to look at your work can only improve and enrich your writing. I trust ProofProfessor profusely. They have edited and proofread some of my books, articles and other pieces of writing. They are always a pleasure to deal with and charge the best rates I have seen around.
Janey Bowyer, British fiction writer, self-help and yoga blogger, and yoga teacher
ProofProfessor copy-edited and proofread my non-fiction book in a most professional and thorough way. The manuscript contained many WW2 terms, dates and Dutch names, which were handled accurately and with great care. In addition, some excellent suggestions were made for improvement of the text. As it is a story that is very personal to me, it was reassuring to know that this was done sympathetically and with an understanding of the subject matter. I was amazed at some of the errors found, but then authors always think there aren’t any!
Aletta Stevens, author of Looking for Uncle Joop and The Remarkable Journey of Mr Prins
I was having trouble finding an editor. ProofProfessor found me and I started using them. They are great. They edit great. I am very pleased with the results. They are a great second eye. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
ProofProfessor’s copy-editing gave my finished novel, Retribution: Sector 64 Book Two, the professional polish that readers deserve. Matt did such an excellent job that I had him go over my first book as well. He found numerous punctuation errors that my previous editor and I had missed. Now both novels of the Sector 64 series shine like a new penny. Money well spent.
Dean M. Cole, author
A chance tweet put me in touch with the ProofProfessor. Now, whether I am published and have an editor, or am self-published and need one, the ProofProf gets the work. Speed, accuracy, warmth and understanding of your text mean Matt Rance is the go-to man. And if you’re self-publishing, you know you have no budget but you can’t put out dross. Matt is a very affordable service who will improve your manuscript 1000 times in days, especially when you think it’s already ready. Absolute value for money. He even proofread this quote but didn’t interfere with it!
Tony Horne, author of Tango 190 with PC David Rathband, Getting Over the X with Steve Brookstein, and The Man and the Mask with Paul Dadge
Reform Creative commissioned ProofProfessor for a major contract for one of our clients in the educational sector. This was an important project as it was the first one with our client. We required accuracy, professionalism and a partner that would quickly understand the needs of our client and the content. The ProofProfessor team proved to be all of these things and more. We are delighted with the service. This project – some 80 titles so far – was made difficult by the clients’ writing being in a poor condition, which required much editing and correction. We are extremely pleased with the service we received and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ProofProfessor to anyone needing an honestly good service. We are continuing to work with the organisation and will continue doing so into the future.
Paul Heaton, Reform Creative
We can strongly recommend ProofProfessor. We received an efficient, reliable service, extremely thorough in reading and checking our 44-page report. The edits were clearly shown on a marked-up PDF, making it easy for us to simply copy and paste into our artwork. Our client, a leading university, was absolutely delighted with suggestions made and extremely grateful for the errors spotted.
Andrew Lathwell, Lathwell & Associates
Matt Rance’s eagle-eyed attention to detail and close acquaintance with the finer nuances of the English language mean that I can be secure in the knowledge that the materials our organisation sends out will not let us down in standards of professional presentation. I am also impressed with the speed with which he was able to skill himself up in the language of our particular programme and make meaningful judgements about this.
Wendy Skelton, Development Manager, Success for All UK
I came across ProofProfessor via Twitter while searching for a proofreader for my first novel in English. Luckily they answered one of my tweets which caught my attention. Since I am a non-native and a real nit-picker I needed a professional to work through it and point out my errors in both spelling and grammar, and they did! I got my manuscript back within a week. Thank you very much, ProofProfessor, for doing such a thorough job! I am really satisfied with using ProofProfessor and will continue doing so! Their services are really affordable and professional, and I can highly recommend them.
Stephanie Seeberger, author of The Tears of the Unicorns I: Temptation
ProofProfessor is professional, high-quality, high-value editing for any level writer you are. Fast with great communication. I highly recommend. Do not submit without going through ProofProfessor first.
Dutch Jones, author of EAP, Long Flight Home and Rose