Proofreading & Editing

Many authors prefer to hire me to first edit for content then again for proofreading. (I have clients on Fiverr as well.) I can not properly do both types of editing at the same time, although I usually catch a few extra issues when I’m reading for either purpose. I am happy to perform both services, but keep in mind that you may want to use two separate people because you can never have too many pre-publication readers. Proofreading should be the last stage of editing, so you don’t want to hire a proofreader until a copy editor and/or content editor has looked at your work.

Content editing: $0.02/word, with a minimum of $10

I will find plot holes, character discrepancies, and point out stilted or unrealistic dialogue. I’m also detail oriented and analytical, and I tend to catch things that have fallen through the cracks, such as continuity errors. I will accept nonfiction if it is written for a general audience. No academic texts. I can help you determine if your nonfiction work flows well and is easy for a non-expert to understand. Research and fact-checking are not part of this rate, but can be arranged separately.

Proofreading: $0.01/word, with a minimum of $10

I will proofread and correct your book, article, blog post, or document. I will correct grammar, spelling, and general (American) English language errors. The genre restrictions listed above do not apply to proofreading.


Rate: $30/10,000 words, with a minimum charge of $10

Beta reading/Critiquing

I will read and critique your story. I’ll tell you what I like, what I don’t like, and basically give you the type of information you’d get if I were to write a public review of your book. My typical critique is 2-3 type-written pages. I will accept nonfiction if it is written for a general audience. No academic texts.  Please note: this critique is to help you improve your story. I do not accept payment for posting reviews on Amazon or other venues.

I do not do rewrites or revisions.

I do offer discounts to repeat clients.

You can see a full list of my projects on my LinkedIn profile (You can see if it you’re logged in to LinkedIn. The strike-through is because it’s not a “public” profile.)


What my clients had to say:

“I really appreciate all your help and comments, thanks for being such a great beta reader/editor/proofreader.” — Aimee Engebretson, author of Go to Class Naked: The Practical Guide to Online Learning

“Working with Amanda is a writer’s dream. She’s not only thorough, she cares about books as a reader. A solid narrative that not only makes sense but will engage and grip the reader are her primary objectives in giving comments or proofreading.
Having worked with a variety of editors and proof readers, I can’t say enough what a positive, supportive experience working with her was.” — Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, author of Saving Peace and The Dohmestics

“I worked with Amanda for the first time on my fourth book, Man vs Cat, which required a final proofread. The turnaround time for the work was very quick (I had the book returned in less than a week). Amanda was very thorough, tracking any changes made to the documents and the feedback provided was also very helpful. I can fully recommend Amanda and would be more than happy to work with her again in future.” — David M. Brown, author of Man vs Cat

“Amanda did a fantastic job editing my historical novel.  She was quick, thorough and even took time to fact check some words. I was impressed with her knowledge of historical facts. Her prices are more than reasonable and she is well worth every penny!!” — Candy Ann Little, author of The Unwilling Bride

“Have you ever gotten your work back from an editor and opened it with the attitude that you hoped the price you paid was justified? I recently had that experience with Amanda Beaty. I’m happy to tell you that not only was it worth it, after working through her edits, I thanked my lucky stars Amanda has agreed to edit my next book.” — Mimi Barbour (Author of five romance series)

“I think Amanda understands how to structure my novels in a way that keeps the plot intact while giving me the understanding of what needs to be done to make the books commercially viable.” — J. Frank James, author of the Lou Malloy crime series


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