How much will it cost?

My rates for editing roughly match the median EFA rates – I will discuss your needs then offer you a fixed-price package.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes! Please let me know your timetable as early as possible. For book projects, I tend to book out one to three months in advance.

Do you charge a deposit?

A £100 deposit confirms a book project’s slot in my schedule. I will contact you two weeks before we are due to start work to check everything is on schedule. If you send me the text late without at least two weeks’ warning, there may be considerable delays or I may be unable to work on the project – this will depend on my schedule.

Do you only edit books?

Besides books, I edit journal articles and short stories. My standard turnaround time is two weeks. When you send me a text, I will schedule a slot for it and let you know precisely when you can expect it back.

Do you charge an express fee?

If you need a job done urgently (within 48 hours), my fees increase by 25%. If you need me to work on a weekend or evening to do this, my fees are 50% higher. The fee will always be discussed and agreed upon before I start work.

What tools do you use?

I use PerfectIt & The Editor’s Toolkit when editing in Microsoft Word. Occasionally, I complete translation jobs and use SDL Trados 2021 for this.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept payment by bank transfer from any currency into British pound sterling, euros or US dollars. I also accept card payments via Stripe if a bank transfer is not possible.