Proof Positive Papers

Blacksburg, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My partner and I are very experienced in proofreading and copy editing (we've been in business since 2006). We are current/former college instructors/freelance writers. We have edited thousands of documents - we know what it takes to make your work shine. Best of all, we're fast and very affordable - just a penny per word.

Location

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Years in business

11

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

58

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Brenda L. Apr 19, 2017
    Editing
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    Fast, easy and beautiful work.
    Beautiful job, excellent turn around and easy to deal with. Thanks Cindy!
    Cindy B. Apr 20, 2017

    Thanks, Brenda, Great to work with you. Best of luck with your terrific story!

  • Jaime D. Dec 23, 2016
    Editing
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    Professional and timely
    Cindy was extremely professional and timely when editing some novel chapters of mine. Really appreciate her work.
    Cindy B. Dec 23, 2016

    Thanks so much, Jaime. It was a pleasure to work with you. Hope we get the chance to collaborate again soon - and best of luck with your publishing process!

  • Kari S. Oct 28, 2016
    Editing
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    Great coy editing in a pinch!
    Great work! Quick turnaround on a very important paper! Thank you.
    Cindy B. Oct 28, 2016

    Thanks, Kari! It was a pleasure to work with you. I'm looking forward to our next project!

  • Monica M. May 20, 2016
    Editing
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    They helped me to review my company handbook, I had it previously checked by another editor but was not happy with the results so I looked for a different editor and I found PPP. I am very happy with their recommendations and the turn around was very fast.
    Cindy B. May 28, 2016

    Thanks, Monica. Happy to help you and your company with this document. Hope we get the chance to work together again soon.

  • Kevin R. Mar 10, 2016
    Editing
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    Great so far. We are not yet finished. Will let you know!
    Cindy B. May 28, 2016

    Kevin, you've written a thought-provoking and helpful book. It was a pleasure to work with you. Best of luck with your publishing process!

  • Jacqui G. Dec 23, 2015
    Editing
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    Great service, affordable and personable!
    Cindy B. Dec 23, 2015

    Jacqui, your book was a complete pleasure to read. I hope we get the chance to work together again soon. In the meantime, best of luck with your publishing process!

  • Kim P. Oct 30, 2015
    Editing
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    Extremely prompt, fair pricing, and great work. Was even able to edit within my difficult formatting requests!
    Cindy B. Dec 23, 2015

    Kim, it was a true pleasure to work with a pro like you. If we can be of assistance to you at any point in the future, don't hesitate to let us know!

  • Mark G. Oct 19, 2015
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    Cindy B. Dec 23, 2015

    Congratulations on a terrific book, Mark! Looking forward to working with you on a sequel!

  • Chris F. Jul 7, 2015
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    Cindy did a very good job on my first project! I just gave her a second job.
    Cindy B. Sep 1, 2015

    Chris, all of those recipes made us very hungry! Congrats on all of the good work you're doing for school kids in Michigan! Looking forward to working with you again soon!

  • Molly B. Jul 6, 2015
    Editing
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    Proof Positive Papers was incredibly thorough and prompt. For the price of one, you get two sets of eyes on your project (in my case a manuscript). I used them for proofreading after the initial edit, and they were meticulous in their detail with my manuscript. I am incredibly pleased. Additionally, they were willing to work with me as I was in a little bit of a time crunch...they got to it and got the job done! I highly recommend Proof Positive Papers for editing or proofreading. Molly Kate Brown Learning to Walk in India: A Love Story
    Cindy B. Sep 1, 2015

    It was a delight work with you, Molly. Many thanks for your business. Can we hope for a sequel?

  • Robert B. Dec 19, 2014
    Editing
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    Cindy and Mike were very responsive to working with me on my latest book. The proof reading they did clearly demonstrated that I had a comma deficit, and probably have in this review. Pricing was exceptionally fair. I appreciate all the good work that will make "Trance Formed Body" a solid book in 2015 and beyond. Bob DeGroot
    Cindy B. Dec 29, 2014

    Bob, thanks for the chance to work with you on such an fascinating book. The way you presented your theories and methodologies made this a very readable book on an intriguing topic. Hope we get the chance to work together again soon!

  • Teri M. Nov 25, 2014
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    I am very glad to have hired Cindy Beatty to copy edit my manuscript. Her professional profile seemed to fit what I was looking for. She responded to my inquiry very quickly and got the project moving right away. She kept in touch with the status of the project and finished it in the timeframe that she quoted. She did a great job on the edits and when she was finished, she not only sent me a copy with the suggested changes but also a clean copy with the corrections completed if I chose to accept them. That saved me an enormous amount of time so that I could start focusing on the publishing process. Thank you Cindy.
    Cindy B. Dec 29, 2014

    Teri, it was my pleasure to work with you. I think you've written a terrific novel, and I hope it brings you all the success you deserve. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you. Best of luck!

  • Shirley R. Nov 6, 2014
    The team at Proof Positive Papers have been a GREAT ASSET to our company. I look forward to many years of partnering with them! They provide quality work and in a timely manner and will meet your emergency deadlines (thanks team). Our documents leave one way but come back PROFESSIONALLY written. I say it all the time - YOU ARE SO APPRECIATED!!!! Thanks Team!
    Cindy B. Nov 7, 2014

    Shirley, thanks so much for your business. You are a delight to work with and we look forward to continuing this very successful partnership!

  • Rick S. Sep 28, 2014
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    Fantastic work and done in a timely manner! Will definitely use again in the very near future.
    Cindy B. Sep 28, 2014

    Rick, you've written an excellent book that will surely assist thousands of job-seekers. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you, and I look forward to helping you again soon. Best of luck with your book launch!

  • J.L. C. Sep 2, 2014
    Editing
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    Overall, she did a very good job. Response time was fast.
    Cindy B. Sep 28, 2014

    Happy to help, Jennifer. Your writing was superb, and it was a pleasure to read. Looking forward to more in the future!

  • Rebecca B. Jul 14, 2014
    Editing
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    Cindy and Michael have proofread multiple documents in AP style for my company and they've done a great job. They respond to me in a very timely manner and are willing to work on rush jobs. I recommend Proof Positive Papers!
    Cindy B. Jul 14, 2014

    Thanks, Rebecca. You remain a terrific client - so easy to work with! We look forward to a long and successful partnership!

  • Erin O. Jun 2, 2014
    Editing
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    I have hired Cindy a number of times to review my graduate school papers and she is always very thorough and improves the wording of my papers. She also always offers a great price compared to other editors.
    Cindy B. Jun 2, 2014

    Erin is a pleasure to work with - and clearly a very motivated student. Looking forward to working on future papers for you soon!

  • Fallon H. Mar 3, 2014
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    Cindy and her partner offer an invaluable service with their four eyes for the price of two setup. I was very pleased with the quality of their edit, their prices are more than fair and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. Moreover Cindy is punctual and compassionate and takes time to give thought to the writers natural voice. Thank you Cindy!
    Cindy B. Mar 4, 2014

    Best of luck to you, Fallon. I'm sure your publishing process will be a great success!

  • Bobbie C. Feb 2, 2014
    Editing
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    Cindy at Proof Positive did a great of completing a copy editing request for a novel that I just completed. The job was done in a timely manner and she offered a good price for her services. I would use Proof Positive Papers again.
    Cindy B. Feb 3, 2014

    Bobbie has written a fun novel that will appeal to a broad audience. Working on the manuscript was a delight! Bobbie - good luck with your publishing process!

  • Vinod S. Nov 8, 2013
    Editing
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    Overall, a very good job. Response was fast and edits were done very thoroughly.
    Cindy B. Feb 3, 2014

    Thanks, Vinod. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we can collaborate again, soon.

  • Karen K. Oct 12, 2013
    Editing
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    As a first time author working with Cindy as editor was well-worth the investment. She was thorough with her work without changing the intended thought I had for the sentence. I look forward to working with her and PPP in the future. Thanks Cindy!
    Cindy B. Oct 12, 2013

    Karen is a terrific writer and it was a pleasure and privilege to work with her on her memoir. Thanks, Karen!

  • Teman H. Jun 29, 2013
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    Proof Positive Papers provided thorough comments and suggested copy corrections efficiently. Cindy was very patient with my timeline, even though there was a long delay between our initial contact and the actual work performed.
  • Jack (. Apr 29, 2013
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    Outstanding work done in a timely and efficient manner. Very cost effective. Cindy was very adept at ensuring the syntax was consistent, and picked up on rather obtuse wording by the author, and made it right.
  • David M. Sep 25, 2012
    Editing
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    Excellent, on-time service.

Q&A

Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
On the contrary, our pricing is as simple as can be: just a penny per word. Other proofreaders often use complicated calculators and different fee structures for different types of service. With us, it's a *complete* service - with NO hidden fees or rush charges.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We work on a range of projects - from book manuscripts to theses, dissertations, term papers and essays. We can work on almost any type of personal, academic, or business document.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
One of the most important considerations is to work with a personal proofreader. The online "proofreading factories" will turn your project over to an assembly line of unknown proofreaders (whose skills and expertise vary widely). You never know who you'll get or what they will do to your document. With Proof Positive Papers, you work with me and my partner - period. We *personally* work on every document and provide you with meticulous, careful service.