What kind of texts do you edit?
I have experience in editing website copy, promotional materials, academic papers, reports, blog posts and both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. If you’re not sure what kind of help you need, drop me an email and we can talk about it together.
Which style guide do you use?
This depends on the type of document or manuscript I’m editing. For most manuscripts, my faithful friends are New Hart’s Rules and Oxford dictionaries, or the Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam Webster. For academic papers, I use whichever style guide your institution and department prefers (referencing systems include APA, Harvard, MHRL, MLA). For journalism, I use style guides from the Guardian, BBC News, or the Associated Press, depending on where you are based. I can work to specific house style guides when required, or, if you’re a self-publishing author, I can help you develop a personalised style guide that suits your needs.
How do you edit?
I use track changes in word to show you exactly what I’ve done. This way, if there’s anything you don’t understand or you’re not sure you want to change, we can discuss it together and find the best solution. I am also able to use the BSI symbols to correct hard copies, but prefer to work electronically, as it's easier for you to view and incorporate changes at the same time.
How do you write content for someone else's business?
We start with a free video call to discuss your individual needs and how I can help you. I then research competitors in your field and gather further information about your products and services and your target markets. I use this information to draft copy, which is then developed further with your feedback. I don't charge extra for minor revisions.
What do you charge?
For manuscripts over 15,000 words, I offer a free 1000 word sample edit. This is so that you can see my work and we can discuss the level of editing required.
The below rates are a guide only as the work each project requires can vary greatly. If you’re not sure what type of service you require, don’t be scared to drop me an email and we can work it out together. I can offer fixed rates for projects once I’ve seen sample pages. I also offer discounts for students and for self-publishing authors.
Minimum charge for proofreading and editing €24
Proofreading from €6 per 1000 words
Copyediting from €8 per 1000 words
Content writing €30 per hour
Beta Reading minimum charge €25. Sliding scale €1 per 1000 words (e.g. 50,000 word manuscript €50)
Post translation proofreading and copyediting is significantly more intensive than original language. Please contact me for post translation and localisation rates.
*Prices above are not IVA (VAT) inclusive. IVA not applicable to clients based outside the EU.