FAQ

How long does it take you to edit my text?

In a typical working day, I can comfortably translate roughly 2000 words or line-edit a text 6000–7000 words long. You can do the maths!

When will I get my text back?

For large jobs such as book projects, I will discuss and reserve slots in advance with you. A £100 deposit confirms the slots in my schedule. For journal articles and other smaller jobs, I promise to return your text within two weeks of you sending it to me. I am often much quicker than this, but I appreciate this flexibility as I have a busy schedule and time is an important resource to me. If you need an article back very quickly (within two working days), I can do it for an express fee. 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. Of course, the fee will always be discussed and agreed upon before I start work.

What tools do you use to complete jobs to a high standard?

I typically use SDL Trados 2021 for translation jobs, and PerfectIt & The Editor’s Toolkit when editing in Microsoft Word. You can find more details about my translation and editing workflows by clicking on the relevant links. I am open to using other translation software and content management systems upon request.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept payment by bank transfer in British pound sterling, euros or US dollars. I also accept card payments through Paypal if a bank transfer is not possible.