The Proofreader Group 4,148 members · 0 stories


This group is dedicated to bringing authors and proofreaders together (using our services implies following the rules listed below). Our lists provide a wide variety of proofreaders willing to help out and ensure a high quality story. They can help you go into your story, correct any and all errors they manage to catch (like an editor), as well as offer you their thoughts and opinions on your story (like a prereader).


For finding a proofreader, authors are provided with the following tools:

1. The Proofreader Docs (F|L|M). We maintain several lists of proofreaders sorted by number of stories proofread, using the Google Docs platform. The lists contain detailed information about each and every proofreader, such as genre preferences, a time zone, a message to an author, and so on. You can find instructions and access the Proofreader Docs via this link (F|L|M).

2. The Proofreader Group Database (TPGDB). We have an experimental search engine for the Proofreader Docs in the form of an external site. It scans the Docs regularly and compiles them into a single database that you can search for proofreaders by various criteria—for example, to better match your story genre. The Proofreader Database is available here. A more detailed guide is located here.

3. The Forum. You can post a request thread with a brief description of your story (please follow the thread posting rules listed below), and proofreaders who watch for new threads may reply to you providing their services. Only if you have tried both the above options are you to make a post in the forum. It is advisable not to make one unless you have searched extensively through the system: doing otherwise is simply lazy and is unlikely to be tolerated. Please use the Reply button » to initiate or continue a dialogue: this way a notification appears on the top bar, otherwise even the thread starter will not know about your reply without checking the feed, or the thread itself.


If you want to leave a feedback on a proofreader you have worked with, please fill in this form.


Want to join our ranks as a proofreader? Please read information on this page, in this document (F|L|M), and fill in this form.


Have any questions about the group? Check our FAQ (F|L|M). Still have questions, or suggestions to improve our group? Post it to the Help Desk thread, join our Discord server, contact via IRC (SSL1, SSL2), or PM an admin.


Forum threads marked with the tag [OFFICIAL] are created by staff members. Such threads either contain official announcements, or serve the purpose of communicating between group users and admins. Only staff members are allowed to add this tag to threads. :trollestia:


While MLP:FiM is Fimfiction's main focus, we have no special restrictions on other generations of MLP, or even non-pony stories. You still can ask proofreaders personally, or post a thread on our forum (in this case, please tag it appropriately). While we cannot guarantee anyone will take your job, of the 3000+ people in this group, it might be worth trying. Just be aware we are not responsible for who you select (of those who volunteer) to proofread.


1. No harassing any users at any time for any reason in any way. This is not tolerated under any circumstance and you will be removed from this group, its documents and an instant ban without warning.

2. No damage to authors' stories. No defacing or deleting of an author's story/chapter under any circumstance. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the admins. Authors are reminded to contact an admin immediately with any complaints about a proofreader.

3. We proofread for free. You can pay a proofreader as an expression of your gratitude, but you do not have to, and they may not demand it of you.

Golden Rule: Even if it's not in the rules, admins decide what to do with this group and its relating features. Should we decide something, that is final. This means we can kick you for any reason, and we can change the rules or make exceptions to them as we see fit. If you disagree with our decision, PM us, or you could always report us to the site admins.


Note: Violation of any of the below rules may lead to the immediate deletion of a thread followed by a follow-up PM by the thread deleter (any admin). Continued failure to follow the rules will lead to a ban.

1. A thread must be clearly related to proofreading. Things that are not, or are only tangentially, related to proofreading must be approved explicitly by an Admin, with the Admin giving a comment on the thread after posting confirming their authorization.

2. A thread title must include either [Active] or [Resolved] tag. If marked active, it means that someone is still looking for a proofreader or an answer to the thread. Those marked resolved have been dealt with, so please do not bump them. Such threads are likely locked and deleted later. If a thread is active enough when marked resolved, it may be left unlocked.

3. A thread title must include the title and genres of your story, with each individual genre and rating being enclosed in brackets. (Example: [Active] On The Way To The Sun [Romance] [Comedy] [Adventure] [Teen]) The thread body must include the general plot, genres, and characters you expect to be using / are using in the story.

4. A thread containing NSFW- or questionable content must be tagged [NSFW] or [QC]. If you could not, in good conscience, show the content to an authoritative figure of any kind, then it is probably NSFW. NSFW pictures are not allowed, even in NSFW-tagged threads.

5. Previous generations stories, or non-MLP, or non-pony stories, must be tagged [G1]…[G4], [Non-MLP], or [Non-Pony], respectively.

6. Threads that haven't received comments for one month or longer, are deleted. Your own comments (bumps) are counted too. You can repost your thread as well (i. e. delete the old thread, and post a new one with the same content).

7. Reposting a thread within two weeks of the original posting is prohibited.

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No one is expected to read them.
↑ Please read the group description carefully ↑
for getting help.

K. W.

Seriously. Fimfiction doesn't even notify us about group comments.

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As been mentioned, the comments on this page aren't monitored, but luckily I'm checking them right now.

Using the forum is one of the choices available to you in our group (one story per thread, please). Read Thread Posting Rules (above on this page) to properly present your story with a thread; read the Get A Proofreader section to learn more about other choices available to you in our group.

Posting for no reasons I guess, still writing my stories in a sporadic way, and none of them are ready yet

But, greetings to anyone in the comment section,

Hello all, i'm new to this whole posting side of this site. I am writting 3 stories, each with chapters, related to one another. Would it be ok if i posted them via the forum thread to get feedback (and maybe some proofreads) on how i can make them better and improve upon it?

If this is still relevant. Please find Thread Posting Rules above and post your request on the forum accordingly. You may learn about other options from further reading the text above. It also explains why you shouldn't use group comments for requesting.

If y'all don't mind, I could use some pre-reading on a story of mine! :twilightsheepish:

EOur Day in Disdain
Rainbow Dash is forced to confront the ghosts of her past and the life she left behind. Lest the one she built for herself crumbles in her hooves.
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