Editorial Services

Final Proofreading is a thorough and in-depth review of a manuscript for grammatical errors and layout issues.

Rates starting at $.005 per word.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is a manuscript ready for a final proofread?

For independent authors, your book is ready for proofreading after it’s been through multiple drafts and professional editing. If you are submitting your manuscript to agents and large publishers, you might want proofreading services before submitting to agents.

What are the most common mistakes that are fixed in proofreading?

The most common errors usually found during a final proofread are spelling mistakes, misused homophones, inconsistent punctuation, missing words, missing commas, tense shifts, inconsistent typeface, and awkwardly spaced lines within the text.

What are your qualifications?

Jamie McGillen holds an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University, and a B.A. in English, from Western Washington University. She has worked as a technical editor for a defense contractor, and then as an English Instructor at Highline College. She is also the author of The Rainier Series, which is historical fiction set in the Pacific Northwest. 


Praise from Clients

“Jamie reads through manuscripts with a fine-tooth comb. She has an eye for finding errors that would normally slip through the cracks, while also polishing sentence structure and flow. I cannot recommend her enough!”

- Caitlin Moss, Author of You First and To The Grave

“Jamie’s fastidious editing has caught errors for me after multiple other editors have missed them. She is thoughtful, thorough, and so detail-oriented that any errors in a manuscript must be quaking in their little comma-spliced boots when they see her coming. Jamie’s an essential tool in the writer’s arsenal and the investment in her top-tier services will yield rewards in quality, satisfaction, and a pristine end product.”

- Claire Cain, Author of As You Are: A Sweet Military Romance and Almost True: A Sweet Small Town Romance


Areas of Interest and Experience

  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Middle Grade
  • Memoir
  • Self-Help
  • Workbooks


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