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Feel free to contact me with details of your project if it doesn’t fit into the following categories.
“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
“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 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.
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.