John Irvin

John Irvin – Editor

I am a freelance proofreader, helping writers, editors, and publishers strive for perfection and sell more books.


I launched my freelance proofreading business in December 2019. Since then, I've proofread over a hundred books.

Using Microsoft Word, Adobe, or Google Docs, I read through the manuscript and mark any grammar typos, spelling errors, or punctuation mistakes. I will ensure the end result aligns with the predetermined standard (usually that's the Chicago Manual of Style).

Then, I return the marked copy to the author or publisher along with a second copy that has already accepted changes.

I've found all my clients to appreciate this effort.

Speaking of my clients, here are a few testimonials from these incredible people.

“It is a pleasure to partner with John as part of our publication process. Our authors are grateful for John’s attention to detail and keen eye for catching errors. He excels at proofreading manuscripts to precision. An excellent communicator, John keeps you informed throughout the proofreading process and meets his deadlines. Honest, reliable, prompt, and hardworking, John is a benefit to any author, manuscript, or publishing company.”

– Christen M. Jeschke, Editorial Director at Freiling Publishing

“John was so flexible to work with! I had a special job that needed some out-of-the-box thinking, he jumped right in and did a super job. I can’t wait to use him again.”

– Marie White, Zamiz Press

“We were in the last stages of preparing our YA book for publication and to ensure we hadn’t missed fine-tuning the grammatical details, we asked John to review the manuscript. I appreciate his timeliness and eye for small items that needed our attention. His proofreading was an important last step in our production process. Thanks, John!”

– Rachel Pellegrino, Little Lamb Books publisher

“I really appreciated working with John! He did an awesome job on my first book! I’m really happy and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a proofreader!”

– Danielle P Harvey, Author of The Prophecy and Age-Old Enemies

“John provides a great proofreading service! He is an honest, affordable, easy-to-work-with professional. He was able to find the tiny mistakes that my editor missed in correcting my manuscript. Be sure to request his proofreading service, he works quickly and effectively. Thanks again, John!”

– Krystal Bradley, Author

Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Geography Health & Wellbeing History
Historical Romance Humor & Comedy Urban Fantasy
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Dec, 2019 — Present


The prophecy (Longing mates Book 1)

Paquette-Harvey, Danielle

The Good Pastor

Williams, Kelly, M.

Chasing Daylight

Craddock, Katie

Becoming A Kamala

Maddali, Dr Kamala

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