I'm afraid I'm one of those pedants who winces every time I see a misused apostrophe or capital letter (though I do tend to hold the pain inside; I'm not one of those keyboard warriors who randomly point out people's mistakes 🙂 ). I have a qualification in proofreading from Chapterhouse Publishing, and paired with my degree in Egyptology, I'm well-equipped to proofread books across the fields of history and archaeology.

I can take either a paper copy in the post to mark up, a PDF to print, mark-up and re-scan (though I may need to add a small surcharge for printing, depending on the size of the document) or use the 'track changes' facility in Microsoft Word to make amendments within your file.

I will proofread:

  • Academic and general-interest non-fiction books
  • Theses
  • Essays
  • Blog posts
  • Articles for magazines and journals
  • Fiction, especially the historical fiction genre


Proofreading checks spelling, punctuation and grammar. This doesn't include fact-checking and editing for clarity or rewriting text (especially for university essays and theses, as this may break university rules).

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please do ask.


I will work on a monthly retainer if you need work doing on an ongoing basis. Please email me on julia@tetisheri.co.uk to have a chat.



Book proofreading

£8.00 per thousand words

  • Academic and general-interest non-fiction books
  • Fiction
  • University theses (undergraduate, Masters and PhD)

Essay and article proofreading

£15.00 for up to two-thousand words

£30.00 for between two- and five-thousand words

  • Undergraduate and Masters essays
  • Magazine articles
  • Journal articles
  • Transliteration checked against hieroglyphs to make sure you've used the correct translit. symbols (this doesn't include checking the accuracy of your actual translation)

Blog proofreading

Basic: £15.00

Advanced: £30.00

  • For posts of up to two-thousand words
  • Basic proofread checks spelling, grammar and punctuation in your blog post
  • Advanced proofread also includes feedback on readability for the web, including paragraph length, use of sub-headings and overall clarity
  • I can proofread longer posts: please email me at julia@tetisheri.co.uk

If you have a project you'd like to speak to me about, please email me at julia@tetisheri.co.uk