It is without doubt a wonderful achievement completing the first draft of any writing project, but quite often that’s when the serious work begins.  We know only too well how difficult it is for an indie author to self-edit their work; another pair of eyes, detached from the project, will always spot more mistakes and inconsistences with his/her impartial hat on.


At SMS Publishing, our editing team has an eagle eye for detail and will cleanse your draft of:


  • Typos

  • Spelling mistakes

  • Punctuation errors

  • Poor grammar

  • Repetitive sentence structure

  • Repetitive word use

Editing & Proofreading


So if you're an indie author ready to publish your next project, look no further than SMS Publishing.


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In addition, they will also check for flaws in characterisation, plot and timelines, as well as ensure consistent spelling, hyphenation, capitalisation, etc. throughout the text.


And in the final preparation of your book, our proofreading team will ensure it is formatted to perfection, paying particular attention to:


  • Book layout consistency - e.g. do all chapters start on the right hand side?

  • Page numbering across chapters – e.g. are headers/footers correct for each chapter?

  • Contents page and indexes – e.g. are all page number references correct?

  • Page layout - e.g. are there unsightly blank spaces on any pages?

  • Paragraph layout - e.g. are there unwanted spaces inside any sentences?

  • Overall consistency – a final check that numbers, dates, heading styles, hyphenation, etc. are consistent


The key to a successful book publication lies in the editing and proofreading stages, and it needn’t be as expensive as you think.  Why not contact SMS Publishing today and see how we can make your writing project shine?

SMS Publishing offers indie authors an affordable range of online services designed to help get their work out there. Having successfully launched the writing career of Charming Man, SMS Publishing is now making its services available to all up and coming indie authors.  Services include: