The final set of eyes before formatting and publication take place! We'll help you get rid of all remaining typos and punctuation hiccups.

Is this service right for you?

Proofreading can be done in one or two stages and is usually the last check on your novel before publication. We say one or two stages because all authors and books are different. In general, most editing standards recommend one proofread before the book files are formatted, and a second proofread on the final set of files (.epub for eBook and .pdf for print). At LIAS, we do the former, and we can definitely help you with the latter, as well. The difference is there is no way to annotate an .epub or a .pdf, so rather than tracked changes (as you would get with a normal proofread), you would receive a report with the location (for .epub) or the page number (for .pdf) of the typos.

If you're hiring a formatter, we highly recommend doing all the proofreading beforehand. Multiple revisions to formatted files can incur additional charges.

Our expertise, cost, and turnaround time

fantasy, romance (including paranormal), young adult (romance, dystopian, fantasy), and thrillers

Starting at $0.02 per word

Booking: Please note that as of April 1, 2024, a 10% deposit of the total cost will be required to book a proofreading slot.

Over 100,000 words?

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1-2 weeks for a novella (60K and under)
2-3 weeks for a novel (60K and over)

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Estimated cost subject to change. You can request an official quote here.

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What authors say about us

“A partner in the creative process”

“Alexa never fails to deliver insightful and challenging comments through her beta reading. I’ve used her for every book in my Singularverse series, and with each successive volume, her expertise has grown. She’s come into her own as a premier beta reader and partner. Because that’s what LIAS is for authors—a partner in the creative process. She won’t always tell you what you want to hear, but she’ll always tell it like it is. And that is something every author needs!!”

Eldon Farrell

Author of the Singularverse sci-fi/fantasy series, the Descent thriller series, & more


Pricing is in US dollars and is subject to change. Manuscript length and complexity can lead to additional charges. We will always contact you before proceeding in such cases.

English Proficiency

We do not accept manuscripts with a poor mastery of the English language. If you are unsure, please send us the first chapter of your work. Any misrepresentation of the complexity of your novel will lead to your order being cancelled.


Unless otherwise specified on your invoice, turnaround for the majority of our packages is 2-3 weeks. We can accommodate urgent requests, but there will be an additional rush fee. Please contact us in advance.