How much does editing / proofreading cost?

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.

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.

How to get a quote

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.

How to get a 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).

Get in touch to arrange your free sample edit.