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 or copyedit. It might also depend on, for example, how complex or technical the content is or how much intervention is actually needed.

But I appreciate that you’ll want to know before asking for a quote whether the service you want is likely to be within your budget. The prices given below are, therefore, intended to provide a helpful starting point while still being subject to the specifics of each project. See information below about how to arrange a free sample edit to get the most accurate quote.

Proofreading from £11.00 per 1000 words.
Copyediting from £14.00 per 1000 words.

Please note: All services are subject to a minimum charge of £30.


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.


I am keen to be as transparent as I can about the amount I charge. I use the Society for Proofreaders and Editors 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.