Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
Moby-Dick (Herman Melville, 1851)



Rates: overview

Most of us work to make money, even if we also work for many other reasons and even if we see a truth in the sentiment quoted opposite, attributed to Stubb in Moby-Dick. I charge for the editing work I do in consideration of the time and skill it takes to ensure a document conveys its author's message in the clearest and most accurate way possible. But I am also used to working on projects where budgets are tight. The quote you receive from me will, accordingly, have two characteristics: it will be fixed, and it will be based on a reasonable rate. Below are the details.

Rates: details

I charge for an editing job according to the particulars of the document, rather than the number of hours I spend editing. The advantage of this method is that you will know in advance how much you will be charged. The price I quote will depend on the document's word count and on how much editing (and what type of editing) the work requires. I do not list my rates here, but I do work with a lot of clients on a budget, and I do, in some cases, offer authors the option of paying in instalments (please let me know if you would like to pay in this way). I'm happy to accept payment via bank transfer, via cheque or via PayPal.

If you'd like to get a quote for something, please contact me; I'll look over your document and get back to you with a figure within 24 hours.