When you’re looking for someone to help you with your writing it’s only natural that you’ll want to know how much it’s going to cost. No-one likes a nasty surprise.

With that in mind you’ll find a quick price breakdown here (and because no one likes scrolling I’ve created a downloadable pdf).

Northern Editorial Prices

Please bear in mind that a price range is needed as many factors will add to the difficulty level of the job  e.g. the state of the writing, the subject matter, the level of writing (an academic text will be more detailed than a piece of popular fiction) etc. This is why editors and proofreaders ask to see a sample of your text before committing to any work.

As a rule of thumb a straightforward, well-written text will take around 2,500–3,000 words per hour to copyedit, whereas a final proofread will be slightly quicker.

Urgency – shorter deadlines will add to the cost of the project. Evening, weekend work and rush jobs will also attract a premium (even independent consultants need time off).

Best book in advance and avoid the extra charges!

For those of you who like a download, here it is. For those of you who just want to read, scroll down.

Northern Editorial Prices

Copywriting     My day rate starts at £300, although a flat fee may fall below this depending on project size. Contact me with your requirements for a quote.

Proofreading      Prices start at £12 per 1,000 words

Copy-editing / Line Editing      Prices start at £15 per 1,000 words

Development Editing      Prices start at £25 per 1,000 words

Send me a sample of your work (preferably from the middle of your document) and I’ll be able to make a more detailed assessment and quote according to the work needed.


Manuscript Critique (Manuscript Assessment / Manuscript Evaluation)

£350 for 50,000–90,000 words
£400 for 90,001–110,000 words
£450 for 110,001–130,000 words

  • Mini Manuscript Critique    £150  – your first 10,000 words

Book Design and Layout

  • Simple (formatting only) £4 per 1,000 words
  • Simple £6 per 1,000 words
  • Complex £18 per 1,000 words
  • Images charged at £2.50 per image.

Kindle and ePub Formatting from £75 for a simple layout.

*Please note that files are supplied only, I do not upload to publishing platforms

Indexing      Prices start at £12 per 1,000 words


*Please note, there is a minimum charge of £50 for smaller jobs.

Contact me now for a chat and a free no-obligation quote



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