Editing and Proofreading Services

Stories are more than just great ideas or words on a page. As a writer/editor/reader know the amount of time and energy it takes to craft books or documents for your business and have them looking the best they can be. I can check grammar, punctuation, spelling and readability.

Price for documents, emails, letters, blog posts and other content: £5 ($10) per 1000 words – or fixed amount depending on word count.

Copy editing/line editing

  • Includes all proofreading checks
  • Improves quality of wording, flow, sentence and paragraph structure.
  • Basic fact checking (e.g. names, dates, events, people, places and calculations).
  • Redundant words and phrases are removed.
  • Ensures the tone targets the appropriate audience.
  • Check that text is concise and removes unnecessary wording.
  • Check formatting.

I edit pretty much all genres such as:

  • Romance and all its sub-genres (including erotica)
  • Fantasy and paranormal
  • Science fiction
  • Crime and thriller
  • Self-help books
  • Business nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Young Adult and its sub-genres

Price for books of up to 30,000 words: £50 ($75)

Price for books of up to 60,000 words: £120 (170)

Prices for books up to 80,000 words: £180 ($250)

Price for books of up to 100,000 words: £200 ($300)

Price for books over 100,000 words will be dependent on word count.

Price for documents, emails, letters, blog posts and other content: £5 per 1000 words – or fixed amount depending on word count.

Note payments are charged in UK pounds GBP. Dollars are a rough estimate for international clients.

Developmental or Structural Editing

This the most in-depth form of editing and takes longer than either copy editing or proofreading.

  • Check for consistency throughout the story
  • Make suggestions for improvement, cut any unnecessary parts or suggest parts that need rewriting
  • Check for continuity throughout – for example, if a character has the same hair colour they had in chapter 1
  • Carry out thorough fact checking if required.
  • Characterisation
  • Flow
  • Consistency
  • Voice
  • Pacing
  • Style
  • Clarity

Prices for up to 30,000 words: £100 ($150)

Prices for up to 50,000 words: £150 ($200)

Price for up to 80,000-word books: £200 ($300)

Prices for more than 80,000 words are dependent on word count.

Proofreading

  • Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes.
  • Check that style is consistent throughout.
  • Checks consistency of British English vs American English spellings. Also includes Canadian and Australian English.

Price for businesses/individuals: Per 1000 words £5. This includes blog posts, newsletters, web copy and other content.

Prices for authors:

For up to 20,000 words £30 ($45)

For up to 50,000 £100 (£150)

For up 80,000 £150 ($200)

Prices for over 80,000 words will be dependent on word count.

I use the Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors for spelling etc, Hart’s Rules for grammar or the Guardian Style Guide. Or for US English I use the Chicago Manual of Style. But if you would prefer a different style guide please let me know.