Editing Services



Writing can be an intensely personal experience and an important part of people’s lives. I offer an editing service if you need somebody to look over your manuscript and give you a thorough edit or some advice without trying to make you write like somebody else. I admire all styles of writing and different ‘voices’ but I also love to encourage writers to make their manuscript the best it can be. I offer the following services:

– Copywriting

– Proofreading

– Copyediting

– Structural editing

– Manuscript reports

– Reading and appraisals

– One-on-one meeting to advise on pitching your manuscript to publishers

– Advice on workflow within a publishing house and stages of editing


$400 – 2000-word manuscript appraisal

$475 – 2000-word manuscript appraisal (2-week turnaround)

$175 – 60 – 90 minute publishing meeting which includes pre-reading (advice about how to get published; if you are likely to get published; your options or anything else you wish to discuss. This is a general publishing meeting, not necessarily about the details of the manuscript. I do read the manuscript before the meeting, however, with a view to looking at its potential).

$60 per hour – Copyedit. I usually negotiate this price with longer manuscripts so you are not paying a fortune. You are looking at around $2000 for an 80,000 word manuscript. The copyedit is very comprehensive with line-by-line corrections, annotations, and with succinct structural notes (about 2 pages).

$50 per hour – Proofread.

$70 per hour – Copywriting (print and online including blog and digital media content).

Please email me for further details on rates if you would like to send something to me. I look forward to hearing from you.