Rates & Payment
My standard charge is £15.00 per 1000 words for a full edit, which assumes the text requires editing and correcting but not extensive rewriting and/or structural changes. The price for such work starts at £22.50 per 1000 words but I can always review a document and provide a firm price before undertaking any work. Additionally, in certain cases, if there really are very few changes to be made then I may be able to reduce my fee slightly from the standard charge.
For longer pieces of writing, of 50,000 or over words (book chapters, MA dissertations, PhD theses etc., I offer a discounted rate of £12.50 per 1000 words. So a PhD thesis of c.100,000 words would be charged at around £1,250. Please note that Bibliographies, tables and figures do not count towards the word rate (as mentioned, I do not generally look at these - please see my services for further details).
*** For doctoral candidates at the European University Institute (EUI) I do offer special rates on a case by case basis. Please contact me for further information.
I will send you an invoice after the work is completed, and payment is accepted by bank transfer or via PayPal. I require 50% of the fee in advance (or in the case of any fees under £100, 100% in advance). Note that I do not accept cheques unless drawn on a UK bank account.
I am happy to undertake a short sample of your work (2/3 pages) to give you a sense of my editing style. This also allows me to determine that your subject is one that I will be able to help you with.
If you have an impending deadline, I will be happy to prioritise your work for a quick turnaround, but I need as much notice as possible so that I am ready to start immediately. A short paper sent in the evening to be finished the following day (or within 24 hours) will incur an emergency editing fee, which is an extra 50% on top of my standard fees.