1-Hour Proofreading is committed to helping writers and non-native English speakers send their messages across clearly and accurately. From publishers, self-publishers, businesses, academics, and students, to writers of all genres, we are an awesome proofreading buddy!
Find out what happens after sending your document to us.
You just finished working on a paper with hours away from the deadline, and you couldn't find someone to edit your work professionally. Worry no more! 1-Hour Proofreading is here to solve your editing woes in record time, guaranteeing only superb quality!
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Sometimes no matter how much we pore over our own writing, we fail to spot our own mistakes. This is probably because oftentimes we read what we believe we wrote instead of what is actually written. Our proofreaders will check your document with a fresh pair of eyes. A second look over your document to polish it further is definitely recommended. Our experienced team can handle all types of documents, from novels and academic papers to blogs and other write-up materials.
Proofreading or Copyediting
Introduce your work to us by providing the word count of your document. Next, let us know what service you expect, whether proofreading, copyediting, or both. Lastly, specify the style guide you want us to follow, be it the Chicago Manual of Style, Oxford, APA, or Harvard, or any personal style preference you want to apply to your document.
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Editors at Work
Allow us to review your document and the type of service you need to obtain excellent results. Our goal is to create the best version of every written work in a short amount of time.
Whether you need basic proofreading or the more thorough copyediting, we can send back your 800-word document in one hour or sooner.
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Beat That Deadline
Do other chores or run errands, and in one hour or sooner, your document is ready for submission or publication.
Aside from our commitment to quality, we make it our goal to deliver all documents on time. We try to help ease your deadline worries, so just sit back while we take care of your document.
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Know what you're paying for.
1-Hour Proofreading values your time and gives great importance to quality. To attest to that, here are some feedback from our customers and partners.
Much to my surprise, I got my documents before the estimated deadline. This should be posted on the website of every online school. It would save students time. I like the website. It's simple and easy to navigate.
This service should be very valuable for academics and professionals writing formal texts. Fiction presents particular challenges to any editor who wants to impose correct grammar and punctuation on a medium that routinely breaks such rules. I’m impressed with the quality of the service your readers provided.
I was looking for a proofreader that could send me back my short piece in an hour. Got my paper on time, plus the edits looked good! Thanks!
You guys are amazing!
Having my paper turned in on time was a blast! Thank you!
Fast worker, good quality. No complaints.
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We wrap around some of the frequently asked questions by our customers. Check 'em out here!
What kind of documents do you work on?
We handle all kinds of documents. We work on manuscripts, academic papers, admission essays, dissertations, business write-ups and correspondences, marketing materials, website contents, and a lot more.
How do you address ESL documents?
We address ESL documents with extra care. Though this is more difficult at times, we require the full cooperation and urgent attention of our client should we have several questions.
What kind of file formats do you edit?
We prefer Word files, but we also accept PDF. We also edit other text-formatted documents but at a minimum surcharge. We do not edit any type of image files.
What specific style guides do you use?
We are adept in different style guides, such as Chicago Manual of Style, Oxford, APA, and Harvard. If your document requires a specific style guide, we will adhere to your requirements. Please do not forget to specify which style guide you want us to use in your order.
Do you perform fact-checking?
Yes. Fact-checking is a part of what we do in the process of copyediting, but not in proofreading.
What is your usual turnaround time?
Our turnaround time depends on how soon you need your documents back. You can select from 1-hour or No Rush, which is a 12- to 24-hour turnaround time. During weekends and holidays, our usual turnaround time is within 48 hours. We prioritize providing you with a proofreading and copyediting service that we are able to complete within a short amount of time while still adhering to high quality standards. Our team can deliver your proofread document at 800 words every hour and your copyedited document at 400 words every hour.
Can I see the changes made by the editor?
Yes. We use the Track Changes feature of MS Word so you can see the changes made by our editors.
How do I see track changes in PDF?
PDF files are marked up using the commenting tools of Adobe Acrobat. Changes appear on the right side of the document.
Can I be assured of the confidentiality of my documents?
Yes. All documents submitted to us for editing are secured and will not be in the hands of any third party. We ensure this by committing all our editors to a strictly implemented confidentiality policy. We also implement a purging schedule of all processed documents every 2 months.
How do I order?
Just start by entering the word count of your document in our website and follow the instructions on the screen. You may opt to register if you have no account yet. The process is so easy. If it is not, we'll greatly appreciate it if you'll let us know.
How many documents can I attach in one order?
As of the moment, we have not placed any limit on the number of documents that you can attach for editing. However, the turnaround time of those documents will be determined by the consolidated word counts.
How many services can I post in one order?
You can only choose one service per order. Should you require any other service than the one you already ordered, you will need to make a new order.
What is the maximum file size I can attach in my order? What if I exceeded the limit?
Currently, the maximum file size of the document that you can attach is 5MB. If your document size is higher than 5MB, please put it in a shareable Cloud folder like Dropbox or Google Drive and click "input file link" to attach your file.
Where can I see my document's word count?
For Word files, the word count is displayed at the bottom of your screen. If you don’t see it, right-click the status bar and click Word Count. Make sure there are no highlighted texts in your document to obtain a more accurate counting. For PDF files, we suggest converting them to Word format to get their word count.
What will happen if I wrongly inputted my document's word count?
Our delivery managers will assess your documents the soonest we receive your order. Any discrepancy in the word count will be sent to you. If the discrepancy is only as few as 20 words, we will proceed in processing your order. An invoice will be automatically sent to your e-mail if the discrepancy is valuably significant. We will not start working on your order until we receive your payment confirmation. Should we not hear from you within 3 hours, we will cancel your order and process your refund.
What other services do you offer?
We mainly offer proofreading and copyediting services, but you can always consult us for formatting, typesetting, indexing, book covers, and other related services. We will be glad to help you in any way. Please submit your inquiry through our contact page.
What happens if you fail to deliver my document on time?
Since we also value your time, we will give you a discount on your next order for late documents.
What if I am not satisfied with your edits?
If you happen to find misses in your edited document which we found valid, we will review your document for free if you can report it to us within 30 days after receiving the edited document. However, any changes or additional text added by you after we have fully edited and submitted the document shall be subject to additional fees.
Do you offer any promotions or discounts? How can I qualify?
Yes, we offer promotions and discounts by giving away promo codes! You can get your monthly promo code by subscribing to our mailing list.
What payment methods do you accept?
As of the moment, we only process payments through PayPal. We will send you an update if we will be adding other payment options.
What if I want to send regular work but I don't like your current payment method?
We welcome bulk orders for a long-term relationship. You may send us an inquiry anytime through our contact page.
Can I contact you if I have questions?
Absolutely! We have our toll-free number listed above. You may also send us an e-mail through our contact page, or simply chat with us using the chat box.
What is your official business hours?
We are open to accommodate your 1-hour orders 16 hours from Mondays through Fridays EST on two shifts, in the morning from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm and at night from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am. We can still receive your orders beyond the operational hours or OBH with a minimum surcharge. Our customer support is available from Mondays through Fridays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm EST and between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am EST.
What are Off-Business Hours?
Off-Business Hours (OBH) are the hours between the regular operational hours (am and pm). At this hour, our editors are already off their shifts. If your order comes in during OBH, your order will have a minimum surcharge so our editors can extend their hours and process your document to meet your deadline.
Can I waive my OBH fee?
It is possible to waive your OBH fee if you agree on adjusting the delivery time from 1 hour to 4 hours. Please e-mail us beforehand so you can get a promo code for OBH.
Are you open on weekends and holidays?
We are open on weekends at a limited time from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am EST during Saturdays and Sundays. Our 1-hour services are not available on holidays, but we can still accept your No Rush orders with a 48-hour turnaround time.
Will I get notifications and updates of my orders?
Yes. You will get notifications and updates of your orders.
What are the notifications that I will get?
You will get notifications on the following:
What are the qualifications of your editors?
Our team of editors is composed of professionals from different backgrounds who are highly qualified and are knowledgeable in different fields. Each of our editors has passed a thorough screening process and examination and has undergone a rigorous editing training.
What is a Certificate of Proofreading Authenticity?
A certificate of Authenticity is a proof that your copy has been edited by a professional editor. This is only optional and is normally requested by students as a school requirement.
What is your advantage among other vendors?
Our goal as a start-up is to deliver valuable services to our clients. We have tested our services and leveled up the training of our editors to ensure that we meet the standards required by what we are committing in. We created 1-Hour Proofreading to cater to those who are in need of quick and reliable editing when they are on tight deadlines. Our commitment is to deliver a minimum number of words every hour to our clients so they can immediately use or review it before combining it with the rest of their works.