A copy of my Terms and Conditions will be sent to you with your quote. I invoice on completion of the work and payment should be made by bank transfer or PayPal. For longer projects, I might ask for a deposit when the work is booked in. My minimum fee is £25.00. See below for more information, and for a free, no-obligation quote, contact me.
If you would like a quote, please email me a copy of the files to be edited or proofread, and let me know when you would like the work to be completed. My rates are from £8 to £16 per 1000 words for proofreading and from £12 to £25 per 1000
words for copyediting. My quotes are based on the total word count, the number of files, the level of editing required and the time frames involved.
I will need to see the whole manuscript before providing a quote. This gives me an idea of the level of work to help me provide an accurate quote and timeframe. If you wish, I will provide a free, no-obligation, 1000-word sample edit to allow you to decide whether you would like me to work on your book. My rates are from £8 to £12 per 1000 words for proofreading and from £12 to £18 per 1000 words for copyediting.
Before quoting I need to know:
- What your book is about, its title, its genre and word count.
- The type of editing you’re looking for: copyediting or proofreading.
- Your publishing plans: sending to agents, pitching directly to publishers or self-publishing.
- What stages of editing your book has already been through: developmental/structural editing, beta reading, manuscript critique or copyediting.
- The format your project is to be marked in: Word or PDF.
- Your preferred date for work to start and deadline for completion.
Before I start work, I’ll need a copy of any style sheets prepared by you or a previous editor, and the names of your preferred dictionaries and style guide.If you are happy with my quote, I will send you a project agreement. This will give your name, the project name and word count, the brief, the start and completion dates (or agreed timeframe), the total cost, details of any advance payment required, and when payment is due. You will need to fill in the form with your name, email address and postal address before returning it to me.
I will invoice for a deposit of one third of the total fee when the work is booked in to secure the editing slot and then invoice for the final amount when the work is returned to you. Payment should be made by bank transfer or PayPal.
"Thanks again for your service. I really appreciated your level of quality and your flexibility in terms of timing/availability."
Jacob Jaskov, Hush Hush Projects