Copyediting & proofreading

Rates for copy editing and proofreading services vary depending on

a number of elements:

  • length of manuscript / document

  • type of editing required

  • whether there has been any prior editorial input

  • work to be done on-screen using track changes in Word, or marking up PDFs

  • turnaround time – rates will increase for urgent jobs and those required over weekends and bank holidays

I can provide a confirmed, no obligation quote once I know your specific needs and have seen a sample of your manuscript or document.

Your sample will show me the level of intervention needed and approximately how long it will take to complete the job.

Remember, you are paying for my expertise and experience as a qualified, trained and tested editor, all of which brings significant value to you. 

Short story critique

I provide detailed feedback on language, dialogue, structure and story, as well as the finer points of spelling, punctuation, grammar and word choice.


Feedback will be given using Track Changes in Word, comment bubbles and a list of action points.


Special Introductory Price: £30/$40 (normally £40/$50)


Length: 4,000 words maximum


If you have a longer short story, get in touch and we can agree on a price.

Minimum rates 

Rates are reviewed in March every year. As a Professional member of the CIEP,

I adhere to their minimum hourly rates.

eBooks / self-publishing services 

Please contact me for a specific quote.

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