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Christopher Merrill
  Christopher Merrill
Freelance Proofreader

Freelance Proofreader Chicago

With over 15 years of experience proofreading novels, periodicals, legal documents, advertisements, Web sites, contracts and spreadsheets, Christopher Merrill provides quality proofreading and copy editing services for the Chicago area and nationwide. See resume.

For fast, accurate service at a reasonable price, e-mail your document to Christopher Merrill for an ESTIMATE or calculate your proofreading estimate online.

A deposit will be required to reserve specific dates for proofreading or copy editing if the project is more than one week in the future.

You must have an email account and be comfortable using email in order to use my services.

If you would like a sample of my proofreading or copy editing, I would be happy to review and edit a one-page (double-spaced) version of your writing for a minimum charge (in advance) of $30 for proofreading and $40 for copy editing. Longer versions will be charged in advance at my regular hourly rates. Payment can be made by credit card at:

See my resume and representative client list.

Please notify me if your documents are in British or Canadian English.

What's the difference between copy editing and proofreading?

Rush jobs welcome! Your emergency is my emergency.

Phone Chris Merrill: 773-339-5385

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