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Perfect Proof


Our story

Perfect Proof is the result of my many years of frustration at the poor writing I've witnessed across the internet, among professionals, and even among some of the writers I've worked with over the course of my 20-year career.

It’s a well-documented fact that typos and poor spelling can cost businesses money, or worse – their reputation. The same applies to writers and authors, who can lose out on commissions, or make publishers' and agents' toes curl when they read your manuscript.

A typo here, or a stray apostrophe there, can send clients running to the competition, make people question your professionalism or otherwise diminish your authority.

Our mission is ensure that your writing is word-perfect.

Who do we help?
Why us?

Quality is at the core of everything we do, and our mission is to help you communicate clearly through your writing, be it a business report, website, or your first book.


Perfect Proof provides a range of editing services, including proofreading and line editing. We help businesses, writers, publishers and educators to bring their work up to a professional standard.

Our business premise is simple: to provide top-quality services, great customer care, and fair pricing.

​Companies have to churn out vast amounts of copy to shout above the crowd. But turning out blogs and marketing collateral that are below par is counter-productive. We’ll ensure your copy is error-free and makes the kind of first impression that counts.


Submitting your dissertation? Our proofreading service will ensure that you don’t drop critical marks due to silly errors on your research paper and written work.


Agents and publishers are saturated with submissions, and silly mistakes can cost you dearly. Hiring a professional proofreader to cast an eye over your manuscript could be the difference between success and failure. Let us help.  


If your in-house proofreaders are overwhelmed, we’ll pick up the slack. Perfect Proof offers professional proofreading and line-editing services to polish manuscripts and prepare them for publishing.


We proofread and edit courses and educational resources for schools and colleges. 





Proofreading is the final check of your work before publishing. We’ll check your work for common errors, such as grammar, spelling and punctuation. This includes checking links and graphics.

This is a one-stage process; however, if we spot glaring errors in your work, we may advise our line-editing service, or suggest working with you on a consultative basis.


Copy-editing or line editing is more in-depth than proofreading. This is a sentence-level service that checks text for grammar, spelling and punctuation, and also addresses issues such as syntax, flow, repetition, tone and accuracy. Where required, we’ll carry out light rewriting.

If we feel that the copy needs a more rigorous check, we may advise a final proofread of the text, as heavy editing may introduce new errors. We’ll discuss your requirements after reviewing your copy.



Want to do your own writing, but have problems putting your ideas into words? Or have a team of writers who are constantly under-performing?

We work with writers, offering a full review of your copy, and feedback to improve your writing skills and give you the confidence to write successfully.

We will:

  • Guide you through the common marketing tips and tricks used by professional copywriters.

  • Advise you on how to reach an audience.

  • Offer a grammar and writing basics refresh.

  • Furnish you with the best-practice knowledge we’ve acquired from 15 years’ experience in journalism, publishing and marketing.


Our charges

For straight-forward proofreading projects, we generally charge per word. However, for consultancy, we will provide you with an hourly rate.

If you’d prefer a fixed charge, we can certainly cater to this, and we’ll be happy to talk about day rates or retainers.

When you're ready to book, we'll require a deposit of 50% of the fee we've quoted. This is to book a slot in our schedule.

To provide you with a quote, we’ll need a sample of the text, total word count, and details of your deadline.


Please contact us using the form below.

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Email us: editor@perfect-proof.co.uk.

Call us: ​07340 728 841.

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"Shirley's clear communication, positive approach to collaborative working, and adherence to a tight project schedule made her a pleasure to work with. 

"We're very happy with the work delivered and would certainly take the opportunity to work with Shirley again."
TP (London)