Proofreading and Copyediting

I am an established Proofreader/copyeditor with more than two decades of experience in proofreading and copyediting fiction, non-fiction, short stories, manuscripts, E-books, and children’s books, After times of charging by the page, or even time involved, I think the fairest way is to charge by the number of words in your manuscript. So for proofreading and copyediting, it’s US$6 per thousand words. And as an added bonus, if you are in the Northern Hemisphere – I work while you sleep.

I particularly enjoy large projects, but no job is too small. Send me a message. I can always provide you with an offer based on your needs.

What is the difference between proofreading and copyediting? Proofreading involves checking and editing typing errors, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Copyediting is the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and fitness for its purpose, and to ensure that it is free of error, omission, inconsistency, and repetition. My services focus on making your words look, sound and feel polished. I will check spelling, grammar, syntax, punctuation, etc. This kind of work is fun for me so I will enjoy helping you with your project.

What I need:

  • Your manuscript document in MS Word, preferably in Times New Roman 12 font.

What you will get from me:

  • One document edited using MS Word Track Changes
  • One document with all edits accepted and comments removed
  • One comment sheet setting out any questions that only the author can answer
  • One additional review when you have made any further changes as suggested

Email me with details of your time frame  – when do you need the finished article, the approximate word count, and any other information you think I need to know. Contact me –, send me a private message on Facebook, or Phone – +64 (0)21797400. or complete the contact form, replacing your details for mine.



Some Recent Testimonials

Judith Baxter is a dream to work with. Her eagle eye for detail lent an extra layer of polish to my work and gave me the extra boost I needed to publish with confidence.
She is a fast, friendly, and professional copyeditor.
I highly recommend Judith’s work.”
 USA Today Bestselling Author, Chris Patchell

“I highly recommend Judith for your editing needs.  She has a warm personality, is critically thorough, and spot on with her insights. Everything you want in someone you are trusting your work to. I appreciated her professionalism and attention to detail.  Judith worked in a timely manner and followed up on her edit of my manuscript, making sure any questions I had were answered. I feel very lucky to have found Judith, and will definitely use her as I move forward in all my proofreading and editing needs.” Julie M. Author

“I have had the pleasure of working with Judith Baxter, a truly dedicated professional with a wealth of grammatical knowledge that ensures my manuscript is the best it can be. Her keen eyes not only comb through the text for grammar and punctuation but cut down wordiness, tighten the pace and ramp up tension and suspense. I wholeheartedly recommend Judith’s skills as a Proofreader and Copy/Editor.
Jill Paterson Author of the Fizjohn Mystery Series January 2019