Charges

I don't list my fees here, as I like to tailor what I do to your specific requirements. My charges are based on hourly rates suggested by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, but that is not much help to you if you have no idea how long I will take to edit your work (hint: it always takes longer than you think).

 

If I tell you that, on average, I can edit 2,500 words per hour, but that this covers a range from 6,000 words per hour to less than 1,000 words per hour, depending on the quality of the original and the scope of editing, you will understand that posting rates here would be meaningless.

 

So I prefer to see a sample (a few pages will do) and discuss what you want me to do. If you like, I will edit your sample and return it to you with my changes marked so that you can see if you like how I work. That part is free, and with no obligation. Once we have agreed what type of editing you want me to do, I will give you a quote for the complete work and agree a timescale and payment terms.

 

If it will be difficult to estimate the scope of the work (for a website, for instance), or for projects that will involve ongoing work rather than a single piece, we may decide that an hourly or per-thousand-word rate works better.

 

 

Payment

Payment is usually due when I return your edited work. Once you have accepted my edit, I will send an invoice with details of how to pay me. Unless we agree otherwise, payment should be made within 14 days of the date of the invoice.

 

For large projects, I may ask for an advance payment of part of the fee. I may also offer payment in instalments to help you spread the cost.

 

For ongoing work, I prefer to invoice monthly.

 

I accept payment in UK sterling or euros, by bank transfer, cheque, PayPal or MoneyGram. I can also accept payments in other currencies, but I may ask you to pay any charges.

 

No job is too small - I can offer a service tailored to your needs.

 

Please Contact me to discuss how I might help you.