I provide free quotes but I will need to see your text or a sample of your unproofread work before doing so. Each text requires a different level of work, so I don’t have a standard set of fees, but I am competitive. I usually respond to a request for a quote within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).
I’m flexible about how I quote for you. Most of my clients prefer me to quote a fixed fee. I can offer a fixed fee once I’ve seen a representative sample of your work or the entire draft and am confident that I can help you. The fixed fee means that you won’t be worrying that my fee is going to exceed your budget. Some clients, though, are happy paying by the hour. They may, for example, be sending me work in instalments and have an unclear idea of the final size of the text at the start of the project. For this reason, they may prefer to pay on the basis of an hourly rate. These clients trust me to work as quickly as I can without compromising on quality. Students mostly prefer quotes that give the fee per 1,000 words, because that’s the way most proofreaders quote for students. I’m happy to go along with your preference.
My pricing is based on the minimum rates suggested by the SfEP, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. I have a minimum fee of £150.
Please note that a separate quote will be given for work on bibliographies and reference lists once they have been sent to me.
If you ask me to carry out urgent work that needs to be completed outside normal office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or at weekends or on bank holidays, my fee will be increased by 100%.
Just fill out the contact form or email me if you’d like a quote.