How it works
I provide a flexible service, working with you to get your message across in print or on the web. My rates are based on the suggested minimum fees published by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). My minimum charge for any job is £50. I offer 3 types of service.
You may just want spelling, punctuation, and grammar to be checked. Perhaps you want the layout checked as well. The charge for this is £24 per hour. A lot depends on the quality of the document and how much checking you want, but to give you a guide that can be about £5-10 per 1,000 words. See the Options page for more information about what this process can involve.
Editing also includes suggesting changes to improve readability. If you are worried that your document is too wordy, this is the option to choose. The charge for this is £27 per hour. See the Options page for more detail.
If you don't have time to write for yourself, I can help to bring more resource into your team. The charge for this is £31 per hour. See the options page for more information.
The basic process is covered in more detail on The Process page, but in summary:
- You contact me, letting me know what sort of help you need.
- We agree what I will do.
- I send you a copy marked up in word, PDF, or on paper.
“Sarah really helped us ensure that our documents were accurate and read well. Her attention to detail is brilliant and she is great to work with.”
Jessica Grant, Director of Higher York.