We are delighted to provide professional editing services to anyone with a piece of writing that could be improved.
We have several years of experience with publishing non-fiction and scholarly work, and also with blog articles and written content for websites.
Proofreading involves a general run-through of the text to catch simple and relatively superficial errors. It does not look at or change the structure, style, or form of the document (copy editing), or fact-checking or improving the substance of the content itself (content editing).
Proofreading: £5.00 per 1000 words.
Copy editing involves improving the style, form, correctness, and consistency of the language. It may involve restructuring sentences and paragraphs to achieve greater clarity and correctness or for more impact.
Light copy editing: £12.50 per 1000 words, starting with a reasonably well-written document that requires some help but does not need much restructuring of sentences and paragraphs.
Heavy copy editing: £20.00 per 1000 words, starting with a problematic document that requires a lot of help and needs significant restructuring of sentences and paragraphs.
Content editing involves looking for and correcting factual errors, and dealing with the substance of the content matter itself rather than just how it is written and presented. This also includes dealing with citations and bibliography.
Light content editing: £20.00 per 1000 words, starting with a reasonably well-researched and well-cited document that requires some help but is mostly correct and has consistent, well-formed citations.
Heavy content editing: £30.00 per 1000 words, starting with a problematic document that requires significant help with fact-checking and improving inconsistent citations.
Copy editing and content editing together
For a more involved project (often of a more academic or scholarly nature), it may be necessary to perform both copy editing (for language and style) and content editing (for factual correctness) on the document.
Light copy and content editing together: £27.00 per 1000 words.
Heavy copy and content editing together: £45.00 per 1000 words.
Line editing is the process of making sure the piece reads well and is a pleasure to read, rather than being heavy-going or dull or sounding unnatural.
Line editing: £20.00 per 1000 words.
Minimum fee per project
We charge a minimum fee for any project we undertake.
Minimum fee: at least £30.00 per project.
If you would like to approach us about editing a written project for you, please contact us by email and we will endeavour to respond to you as swiftly as possible.