I am a proofreader and a client emailed me about reviewing his first book.
Client: I am a first-time self-publisher and writer looking for a proofreader. I’m writing in the AP style. I am looking to pair with someone just beginning as a proofreader, just as I am starting as a self-published writer.
Me: Great! I’m more experienced than just starting out, but I’d love to help you with your book. Here are my rates.
Client: Oh, I was just hoping I could proofread something for you in return.