Pricing

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.

Here’s a quick price breakdown.

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.

Business Services

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.

Packages available:

Website health check, edit, proofread, engaging web writing

“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

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Other services available:

Got an idea for a book or ebook? I can help you sort out the content or even ghostwrite it for you.

CIEP Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading Advanced Professional Member
Procopywriters member logo
Direct-response copywriting specialist certified logo
search marketing specialist certified logo
Andy Maslen Copywriting Academy Graduate logo

Don’t know where to start? Contact me for my consulting services.

Author 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.

My rates start at £12 per 1000 words for proofreading, and £15 per 1000 words for a copy edit.

Flat fees will vary according to the nature of the work, including project scope and size.

Packages include:

Triage Edit

for when ‘good enough’ is good enough
£10 per 1000 words

Manuscript Assessments (Critiques)

£500 for books up to 80k words, £650 for 80k–100k words

Mini Manuscript Assessment

of the first 10,000 words of your book
£175

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.”

Jo Elvery

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Why price ranges?

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 2,500–3,000 words per hour to copyedit, and a final proofread will be slightly quicker.

Business editing varies due to subject matter and medium.

Extra costs?

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.