Quotes and Sample Edits


Every project is different and it can be difficult to provide an accurate quote on word 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 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 offer a free sample edit. See further details below.

I am keen to be as transparent as I can about the amount I charge. I use the Society for Editors and Proofreaders suggested minimum rates as a starting point (you can find them here), but take other factors into account when putting together your quote. I am happy to provide more information about how I decide what to charge in individual cases, if needed.


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 700 words).

Get in contact with me here, and I’ll get back in touch to arrange your free sample edit.