I don’t just provide you with good writing – I give you confidence and free up your time.
You’re looking for someone to help you with your writing and branding?
Want to know how much it’s going to cost?
No one likes a nasty surprise.
Please contact me with details of your project if it doesn’t fit into the following categories.
Brand Guideline Books
Each brand book is unique to your business.
I’ll take your assets, brand voice and brand identity, and create a book of guidelines that you can use for years to come.
I can also provide editorial style guides to help you, your employees and freelancers stay consistent. It’s more than just using commas correctly!
Generally prices start around £500 for a basic brand book, however it’s best to talk to me so we can tailor the package to your business needs. Don’t worry, and don’t be shy – brand books can help your business level up, and I offer a no-obligation quote.
I provide copy editing, proofreading and copywriting services.
As a rule of thumb my day rate starts at £400.
Flat fees will vary according to the nature of the work, including project scope and size.
“We have found her very professional, with all our work requirements meeting the required deadlines for our leading worldwide clients, which include Cunard, Isle of Man Government, Brittany Ferries and P&O.”
Miles Cowsill, Managing Director, Lily Publications, Isle of Man
Other services available:
Got an idea for a book or ebook? I can help you sort out the content for you.
Don’t know where to start? Contact me for my consulting services.
I’m a fully trained, professional editor, and an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), so you’re in safe hands.
Flat fees will vary according to the nature of the work, including project scope and size. Please contact me and we can work through your requirements.
for when ‘good enough’ is good enough
£15 per 1000 words
Manuscript Assessments (Critiques)
£600 for books up to 80k words, £750 for 80k–90k words. Please contact me for larger projects.
Mini Manuscript Assessment
of the first 10,000 words of your book
Triage Edit – we’ll pick the three most important issues that need fixed … and fix them.
Manuscript Assessments (Critiques) – covering content, presentation and format, pace and plot development, characterisation and voice, target audience, writing – strengths and weaknesses, spelling, punctuation, grammar, language, structure and the overall writing of the book.
Mini Manuscript Assessment – covering a selection of the issues noted for the full critique.
“Greatly encouraged by Sara’s professional support and adhering to the salient points made, I am writing with a lot more care and more confidence.”
A price range is often needed. Many factors add to the difficulty level of the job e.g. the state of the writing, the subject matter, the level of writing (subject specialists v.s. general audience, academic text v.s. 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 novel will take around 1,500–2,000 words per hour to copyedit, and a final proofread will be slightly quicker.
Business editing varies due to subject matter and medium.
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!
Scope creep – if you ask me to do work that was not agreed to in the initial quote / consultation, extra charges will be incurred. You will be advised of these before the work proceeds.
Please note, there is a minimum charge of £50 for smaller jobs.