Determining Page Count
MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint
Our per-page rates are based on 500 words per page for MS Word, PDF and PowerPoint formats. Documents submitted in other formats are typically charged per page break.
It's easy to figure the page count for MS Word, PDF, or PowerPoint documents: simply divide the word count by 500 and round up. Each individual document in a job is a minimum of one page for costing purposes. Multiple documents sent in one job are not combined for word-counting purposes.
We convert PowerPoint documents to PDF and annotate the PDF version. What you get back is a PDF replica of your PowerPoint document with our comments on the file itself. We do this because PowerPoint does not support change-tracking the way Word does.
When proofreading websites, each URL counts as a minimum of one page, regardless of how few words are found on the page. If a URL contains more than 500 words, we will divide the word count by 500 and round up to get the page count. A URL containing 1,200 words would be counted as three pages, even if a "page turn" or new click had not been initiated. For example, our Whitepapers page (excluding the files linked to from there) would be counted as one page.
We will convert your web pages to PDF and annotate the PDF version. What you get back is a PDF replica of your website pages with our comments on the file itself.
You may specify turnaround times between one hour and two weeks. When you submit your document, you will be presented with the range of turnaround times available to you based upon the size of your document and the service level selected. Turnaround time is not guaranteed but delayed jobs will be billed at a lower rate if a lower rate is available.
If you request proofreading for content within a specialty such as medicine, high tech, finance, or law, your work will go to editors who specialize in the field, and a 25% surcharge will be added (visible at the time of submission in the pop-up quote). Such documents submitted without specifying a specialty are not covered in our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our online proofreading services are available for English, Spanish, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese documents. We can also translate your document from English to Spanish, simplified Chinese or traditional Chinese.
Non-Native Language Documents
If you submit a document for editing that was not written by a native speaker of the language, please submit it for Level 2 - Style service. We will not proofread machine translations.
We are happy to establish a billing account for corporate customers, or you can be billed on an American Express, VISA, or MasterCard. To set up semimonthly billing, please contact ProofreadNOW by telephone at 855-687-3348, ext. 3, during East Coast (USA) business hours, or send e-mail to accounting@ProofreadNOW.com after you have registered.
Prices listed on our website may change without notice, but once a job has been submitted, the rates in effect at the time of submission will apply.