For publishers and self-publishers of non-fiction  my rates start from £30 per hour. Prices are negotiable depending on your budget.

This is comparable with suggested minimum rates listed for proofreading on the website of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) as £29.85 per hour.

It depends …

For independent children’s authors I have three price packages. Choose from:

1) Basic proofreading

2) Proof-editing

3) Proof-editing with consultation

See below what they involve.

1) Basic proofreading

Basic proofreading to check for typos and errors of grammar and inconsistency: £30 for stories of 1,000 words or fewer. For stories over 1,000 words, my price is £30 per hour.

2) Proof-editing

As well as basic proofreading to check grammar and inconsistency, I tweak the text and suggest wording improvements, using my vast experience of children’s books from my three decades in primary teaching: £35 for stories of 1,000 words or fewer. For stories over 1,000 words, my price is £35 per hour.

3) Consultation with proof-editing

I provide self-publishing advice for independent authors. I will answer your questions as you go along the self-publishing process. The package includes the initial proof-edit in Microsoft Word, then a second proofread of the final book just before your book is published. I will provide a personal quote for your book project.

I can recommend a book designer who will format and design your book with illustrations. They will save it in PDF format, with a separate book cover file (front, back and spine). 

Every project is different

Contact me for a personal quote for your project. Every project is different. Price is negotiable depending on the level of intervention needed. I will give you an individual quote for your particular project.

Please note: If you want a speedy turnaround (within 24 hours) or need my services over a weekend, you will be offered my ‘rush’ rate.