Absolute Proof provides a tailor-made, professional proofreading service with one goal in mind; to enhance the clarity of your writing.
We have over 14 years' experience, enthusiastic patience and the meticulous eye for detail that can make the difference between a successful project and a costly disaster.
Why not take a look at our testimonials and see what our clients think of our friendly and reliable service? We are proud to admit, we have never missed a deadline!
We have clients in the UK, USA, Japan, Australia and we have ongoing relationships with many multi-national companies as well as organisations closer to home.
We have proofread business reports, training manuals, novels, journalist articles, campaign reports, websites and non-fiction helpbooks.
Absolute Proof’s USP is our bespoke editing service. Instead of our clients choosing between proofreading and copy editing (which offer different areas of editing), we combine these to provide a fully comprehensive service that is adapted to your needs; 'Proofreading and Editing'.
A former scenario could be you choosing ‘proofreading’ and there is an incorrectly displayed table in your document that only the copy editing option would amend. Would you want us to have ignored this despite it having errors? Or you asked for a detailed copy edit to be made on your work but only a few spelling and grammatical errors were found that a lower cost proofread would have handled. Would you have wanted us to charge more for an intense editing service when a proofreading one would have been just as effective? We wouldn’t have wanted to do that…
Here at Absolute Proof we pride ourselves on putting the client first; providing you with the best editing that you and your writing deserves. You will get the best results from both proofreading and copy editing, without the risk of having a partially edited or incorrectly priced document.
Our tailor-made quotes take into consideration the length of the document/s (word count), the turnaround time and deadline, and the amount of editing required, so you can rest assured that your quote is personal to you and fair. You will never pay for aspects of a service you don’t need.
We examine every detail of your work:
Inconsistencies in page numbers
Widows and orphans
Graphs and tables
Areas that lack sense/clarity
References within the text
Check that text and images match personal/house style
Get in touch today for a no obligation quote!
Feel free to give us an initial test; we're more than happy to prove ourselves.
A choice of whether you would like necessary amendments made using Track Changes or Comments (Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat respectively) or just suggested is offered, and we are experienced in proofreading in UK English and US English.
Absolute Proof manages prospectuses, reports, directories, dissertations, theses, essays, brochures, novels, blogs, web pages, short stories, leaflets, articles, newsletters, cover letters and more. No project is too big or too small, and every project receives the same high professional standard.
Hemsley Fraser – global innovator and leader in people development and training
An enduring relationship, we have completed all projects to the deadlines set, no matter how large, for over eight years. This has included proofreading their bi-yearly ‘Learning Directory’ (a training information bank consisting of hundreds of course prospectuses), as well as fluidbooks and training documents for many of their clients. These include; Shell, Zurich, Orsted, LG, Hovione, Unilever, Givaudan, Air Liquide, Z Hotels, Springer Nature and Astra Zeneca.
Cranfield, National Grid, Northern Rail, Capgemini and Informa (collaborating with Bright Support and Mercuri Urval)
With an ongoing working relationship with these international companies, Absolute Proof has proved its ability, expertise and dedication in proofreading. Editing employee reports in the strictest of confidence, turnover is crucial and we are proud to have met every deadline.
Qatar Petroleum (collaborating with Bright Support and Mercuri Urval)
A five month project, editing employee reports for the company's 600+ Front Line Leaders. All reports were proofread in the strictest of confidence, and turnover was high, yet precise and thorough.
Carduchi Consulting – business-critical intelligence gatherer and analyser
A relationship that started five years ago, reports are proofread each and every week, to a 24 hour deadline. Reports are written by non-English native speakers so proofreading their translation needs a keen eye and extreme concentration.
JM Translations – translation agency and consultancy service
Proofreading non-native speakers' manuscripts and dissertations for university degrees, Absolute Proof caters for a number of students' work, the majority of which are Japanese.
Scope – the UK’s leading charity for people with cerebral palsy
Absolute Proof has edited over 900,000 words on three major projects for Scope. These included 117 transcripts of interviews for their 'Speaking For Ourselves' report, a 185 page book for their ‘Ready, Willing and Disabled’ campaign and an extensive report ‘When Communication Gets Tough’. Text, quotes, statistics, tables, font, layout and design were all examined within the given timescale using their editing house style (see below for a reference from project leader Alex White).
Plymouth Devon International College
With a tight deadline of just 24 hours during a weekend, Absolute Proof was asked to proofread a 16,000 word information booklet for PDIC. Within the specified timescale the work was completed to the same expert standard as every other project, emailed to the client and the job was concluded before the day had ended.
We have proofread a number of companies' websites. In 2012 administrative support company Bright Support asked us to proofread their new website. Print Copy Scan's website was edited in 2016 and in 2019 we proofread an automobile dent removal company's website.
In 2018, Absolute Proof proofread the published book 'SOE CD1: The Life and Times of Sir Frank Nelson' by Mike Palmer. This was a 310,000 word manuscript that was edited within one month, to the author's specific print deadline.
A 15,000 word non-fiction book 'Timeless Sparks' was proofread in 2017, proofread and edited within a week to a publishing standard.
2011 saw us proofreading a book used in schools to help promote safe bus travel in an educational way. 'Dennis Dart Goes to School' was proofread to a tight deadline and was commissioned by Citybus Plymouth.
We also edited an entire self-help/autobiographical book by a local businessman, Mr M. McLeod, in 2007. This involved proofreading, re-writing certain parts, examining facts, and designing the entire layout of not only each page but also the chapters of the book. This manuscript is being considered for publication.
In addition, Absolute Proof proofread and typed an entire hand-written manuscript for an autobiography of a local ex-serviceman, in 2006. This pain-staking work meant the time and effort of transcribing was taken off the shoulders of the author.
A number of student dissertations for university courses, usually approximately 80 pages a time, have also been edited, as well as CVs, tender applications, public notices and menus.
Project Manager, Hemsley Fraser
"Communication is amazing with Absolute Proof; very responsive and helpful. The proof quality itself is very good and has been achieved with some very quick turnarounds. Overall, extremely impressed!"
“Absolute Proof, I am in awe of your achievement with my work and for bringing the text to a high professional standard. Your area of expertise is alien to me, so I am certainly very, very grateful for the superb job you have done. Thanks to you, my book has been sent off to the printers with my total confidence and contentment. Absolute Proof is a winner!"
CEO, Carduchi Consulting
“Absolute Proof have been instrumental in developing our written reports and have helped our team of editors produce regular reports on Iraq and the region. For the last four years, Absolute Proof have always been on time and very flexible which has been a huge asset for our team, and over 100 reports have gone out to our clients on time and without a delay, thanks to Absolute Proof."
Junior Project Lead, Hemsley Fraser
"Your work, speed and response speaks for itself. I did wonder if I should keep you as my secret weapon!"
"I’ve used Absolute Proof multiple times. Great attention to detail, fast and reliable... Perfect!"
Director, JM Translations
"Absolute Proof have provided us with their services over the past few years. They respond quickly to our enquiries and always deliver on time, even when working to very tight deadlines. We are always very pleased with the quality of their work and look forward to working with them again soon."
Marketing Manager, Scope
“Absolute Proof completed two projects for Scope – ‘Ready, Willing and Disabled’, a campaign report, and ‘Speaking For Ourselves’, an oral history project. They were very professional in their approach and turned round a vast amount of work both speedily and accurately."
Colonel JD Reason (Rtd.) OBE
"I approached Absolute Proof with the idea of setting down in book form the story of my life. I learned they were proficient with literary skills and journalistic knowledge and from whom I could gain guidance in producing a book of my memoirs which would be easy to read, interesting and accurate in its content layout.
So together we set out my story, I forwarded handwritten chapters to which they kindly corrected my grammar content and the spelling, and returned to me neatly typed. This task took some 12 months to complete.
I have no hesitation in recommending Absolute Proof for their infinite patience, attention to detail and advice, which they so willingly gave to me in my endeavours."
Director, Cinematographer and Editor, UK
"Great proofreader, highly recommended!"
"Excellent communication. Great working with you!"
Freelance SEO, UK
"From accepting the project to completion, with all the changes - less than four hours. And the slowest part was me, coming back with feedback! Big thanks and all the best!"
"Excellent and fast editing, I am very pleased with the result."
Application Developer, USA
Sales and Implementation Director, UK
"Responded and delivered an excellent service in lightning fast speed. Thanks for your support once again!"
"Thank you, Absolute Proof! We appreciate your work and time! For future orders we will definitely get back to you!"