Every project is different and it can be difficult to provide an accurate quote on word count or page count alone. There are other factors which will determine how long it will take to complete a thorough proofread, copy-edit or line edit. It might also depend on, for example, how complex or technical the content is or how much intervention is actually needed.
For that reason, I can only provide an accurate quote for your work once we have discussed the specifics of it.
However, I do include here some approximate prices in order to give you an idea of what to expect:
- proofreading of a typical 70,000-word novel – approx. £550/$650
- proofreading of a typical 100-page graphic novel – approx. £415/$540
- proofreading of a typical 50,000-word thesis – approx. £600/$780
I appreciate that the cost of editing can be daunting for independent authors/creators. For projects over 10,000 words, I always split the total payment into two parts – one to be paid in advance and one on completion – so that you won’t have to pay it all in one go. I’m also very happy to work with authors/creators to discuss payment plans over a longer period of time if that is necessary.
If you have any questions at all about payment, do feel free to get in touch.
I am keen to be as transparent as I can about the amount I charge. I use the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading’s suggested minimum rates as a starting point (you can find them here), but take other factors into account when putting together your quote, and apply a formula that provides a discounted rate as works get longer to take account of economies of scale. I am happy to provide more information about how I decide what to charge in individual cases, if needed.
How to get a quote for your project
For projects with a word count of fewer than 10,000 words, I’ll discuss the work with you and take a look (if possible) in order to determine how much the service will cost, based on how long the work is likely to take.
For projects over 10,000 words, I’m happy to offer a free sample edit. See further details below.
Get in touch to discuss your project.
Free sample edit
A sample edit is an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether my editing style works for you, and for me to determine how much work is needed so that I can provide you with an accurate quote for the work.
For projects longer than 10,000 words, I am happy to offer a free sample edit of a small section of the text (up to 600 words).