I charge the same rates for all my clients, whether students, scholars or businesses. My reason? Because I believe that editorial work has either been done well, or it has not been done at all. All my clients therefore receive the same high quality service at a price they can all afford. If time is a factor I offer variable rates for faster turnarounds.

If your requirements extend beyond any of the services listed below, do not fear: get in touch with me and I'm sure I will be able to help. Otherwise, go ahead and place your order.

Copy-editing and/or proofreading

Copy-editing and/or proofreading are charged at £10 per half hour. This covers documents of all types, and includes text, footnotes, bibliographies, appendices, etc. as necessary. For bibliography-only rates see below.

Standard turnaround times for different document lengths are listed below. A 10% surcharge is applied to faster turnarounds – so £11 per half hour.

Work will usually be invoiced upon completion, at the agreed hourly rate. How long I need to work depends greatly on the quality of text submitted. As a guide, I usually expect to edit between 2,000 and 4,000 words an hour, but it can be less than this.

If you want to avoid spending too much, you are advised to perform some basic checks for spelling, grammar, formatting and repetition before submitting your work.

Master's theses (MA, MSc, etc.) are priced at £165, with a guaranteed 3-day turnaround.

I am happy to quote an upper limit to the cost of an individual piece of work, but I must see a copy of the document before I can do this. Once I have given such a quote, you can be assured that the final cost will not exceed this.

Turnaround times

wordcount Standard
up to 10,000 1 week 3 days
over 10,000 2 weeks 1 week



The following rates apply to formatting and proofreading bibliographies only. Bibliographies are normally returned within one week although next-day turnarounds are often available: please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Master's thesis: £35  

Journal article: £50  

PhD/book: £90

If you have a bibliography that does not fit into one of the above categories please get in touch – I will be able to help.

Bibliographic research is charged per half day @ £75.