Rates & Payment Terms


Here you will find all my rates and payment terms.

Little Tweaks Proofreading

This service is charged at £7.50 per thousand words. A 50% deposit is required on confirming your editing space in my diary and the remaining 50% is required on receipt of the completed edit.

 

Big Difference Editing

This service is charged at £9.50 per thousand words. A 50% deposit is required on confirming your editing space in my diary and the remaining 50% is required on receipt of the completed edit. 

 

Step by Step Editing

This service is charged at £9.50 per thousand words. There is a minimum requirement of 5000 words or the financial equivalent. For projects less than 10,000 words, payment is required in full and up front. Over 10,000 words, a 50% deposit is required on confirming your editing space in my diary and the remaining 50% is required on receipt of the completed edit. 

 

Submission Critique and Editing

This service is charged at £200.00. A 50% deposit is required on confirming your space in my diary and the remaining 50% is required on receipt of the completed edit.

Quick Turnaround Projects

Should you have a need for a quick turnaround on a project, please do get in touch as I may be in a position to help you, there will be additional charges to those detailed above but these will be discussed and agreed before any project is undertaken.

I want professional editing to be available to all authors so please do get in touch if you need to discuss payment options. I will do what I can to help you spread the cost of my services, if needed. 


Payment Terms and Conditions

Costs

  • A quotation for the project will be provided to the Client, in writing, after the Editor’s assessment of the manuscript sample and a conversation between the Client and the Editor to determine the level of service required.
  • The Client will pay a fee based on the word count of the manuscript with the cost being worked out per 1000 words (rounded up or down to the nearest 1000 e.g. 85,679 words will be charged at 86,000 words).
  • Once the cost has been agreed, in writing, between the Client and the Editor, it will be non-negotiable unless the Client extends the word count by more than 1000 words, or requests additional services. In these events, a revised quotation will be provided and a new deadline will be negotiated.
  • The Editor will supply the Client with their final invoice immediately upon return of the completed project.
  • Final payment should be then be made by the Client immediately.

Chapter by Chapter Editing

Due to the nature of this type of project, payment will be required in full and upfront.

Deposit

  • Upon agreement of the costs and services required, the Client shall pay a non-refundable deposit amounting to 50% of the agreed costs, to secure their space in the Editor’s diary.

Cancellation policy

In the unlikely event that the Client cancels the project, the following terms apply:

  • Cancellation prior to the agreed start date: if the cancellation occurs with less than one month’s (30 days) notice then the Editor reserves the right to invoice for 100% of the costs outstanding.
  • Cancellation prior to the agreed start date: if the cancellation occurs with more than one month’s (30 days) notice but less than two month’s then the Editor reserves the right to invoice for 50% of the costs outstanding.
  • If cancellation occurs with more than two month’s notice to the agreed start date then no further charges will apply.
  • If cancellation occurs after the agreed start date then the Editor reserves the right to charge 100% of the costs outstanding.
  • Should the Client experience extraordinary or difficult circumstances (e.g. illness, crisis etc.), the Client should contact the Editor at their earliest convenience to discuss the terms set out here. The Editor hopes to be helpful and considerate in unexpected situations.
  • In the unlikely event that the Editor experiences extraordinary or difficult circumstances, the Editor will contact the Client, in writing, at their earliest opportunity to renegotiate the timeframe of the project or find an alternate provider of the services for the Client.