Borrego Publishing is a book production company that specializes in full-service production of professional, science and technology (S&T), technical books, engineering books, academic text books, computer books, and corporate professional and technical documentation such as manuals, application notes and data sheets. View our impressive roster of clients. Also, check out our subsidy press services!
What is Proofreading?
It is reading a proof copy of text for the purpose of detecting errors. A proof copy is traditionally a version of a manuscript that has been typeset after copy editing has been performed. Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process, focusing on surface errors such as misspellings and mistakes in grammar and punctuation. You should proofread only after you have finished all of your other editing revisions.
The line between copy editing and proofreading is narrow. Proofreading usually refers to reviewing any text, hardcopy or electronic copy (on a computer), and checking for any kind of errors. We generally charge between $1.50–$2.00 per page, depending on density. It's hard to edit or proofread a paper or book that you've just finished writing—it's still too familiar, and you may skip over a lot of errors.
Who Should Use a Proofreader?
Book publishers: Do you have a book that is ready to go to press and you'd like another set of eyes to review the content?
Self-Publishers: Have you written a book (fiction or non-fiction) or are preparing for self-publication?
Writers: Do you have a manuscript that should be reviewed by another set of eyes before it goes to your publisher?
Students: Are you a student working on a major submission such as a report?
Corporate: Produce newsletters, e-zines, periodicals, technical documents?
Web Developers: Do you have a new website that could use a final review before it's published? Or an existing one that needs a tune-up?
FREE SAMPLES OFFERED
We're so sure you'll find our services valuable in your publishing business that we are pleased to offer a FREE, no-obligation copyedit, proofreading and composition/layout as a sample of what we can do for you.
Just send us a maximum of six standard, double-spaced text (approximately 1,500 words) pages and we'll provide a review and/or sample layout of your text for FREE. We'll point out the good, the bad and the ugly, but the best part is that you can try out Borrego Publishing for FREE—there's no obligation so you have nothing to lose.
A final proofing of the manuscript, usually focused on cleaning up any typographical errors before the manuscript is typeset. Freelance book production, text book design, desktop publishing, book publishing company, technical writing, full-service book production, off-shore outsourcing, book-length publications, long documents, composition/page layout, copyediting, artwork generation, CD-ROM generation, prepress production, project management, affordable basic website design, technical publications such as data sheets, data books, application notes, user’s manuals and authored books.