The best way to get an accurate quote for the editorial services you need is to get in touch with me – every project is unique.
I have listed some rates below to give an idea of the average cost for my services, including examples of rate per word, rate per hour, and rate per day. However, I'm a down-to-earth editor, and I understand and respect the need to discuss what kind of help you may require from me and how the cost to you can fit suitably within your budget.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch and request a quote. There will be absolutely no obligation or pressure to accept my services if the quote doesn't suit you and I am always happy to negotiate.
I look forward to hearing from you.
1000 words – £15
1500 words – £20
2000 words – £25
For example, these may be the
rough costs for proofreading
£20 - £40
For small- to medium-size projects an hourly fee may be the most appropriate, perhaps if it is a one-off job or multiple texts,
such as blogs or social
£120 - £140
If you need my help on a
larger project, like a book manuscript or research, then a daily rate could be the best
value for your budget.
Please remember that the rates above are not set in stone, their purpose is to give you an idea of price, but also an idea of which "rate per" option might be the most appropriate for you and your project.
For additional reference, I am an intermediate member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) who suggest the following minimum rates:
Proofreading – £25.40 per hour
Copy-editing – £29.60 per hour
Substantial editing, rewriting, development editing – £34.00
Project management – £36.80
We would also kindly ask you to keep in mind that the rates of freelance editors and proofreaders also allow for their other business costs such as holiday pay, pension contributions, administration, continuing professional development, and office utilities.