Rates

I love doing (and talking about) this work so an initial consultation is always free. I’ll happily edit or write a short sample for you before giving you an estimate.

Copy editing

I correct or make suggestions for wording, grammar, consistency, flow, spelling, punctuation and formatting. This service can include checking links and cross references; creating linked tables, such as a table of contents or table of figures; and, formatting reference lists or bibliographies. I apply style guides and formatting rules according to your preferences, and I can make each piece fully compliant with accessibility guidelines.

I can give you an estimate of the time needed at $35 per hour, or for straightforward manuscripts, at $25 per 1000 words.

Proofreading

I check the final version (the ‘proof’) of a piece for accuracy and layout, noting and correcting typos and formatting issues.

$30 per hour.

For copy editing and proofreading together, it’s $40 per hour or $30 per 1000 words.

Copy writing

You give me the theme or topic, and I create material with the tone, length, and focus you want. For example, I write short blog posts for a local business in the helpful, neighbourly style they asked for, avoiding marketing jargon or sales pitches. (Side note: If you’re looking for sales pitches, I’m probably not the writer for you.)

Tell me your needs and we’ll find a price that suits both of us.

Ghost writing

This is like copy writing but with more content from you – that you share through conversations, written notes, or other materials. I turn that content into a well-written manuscript, ensuring that your voice and style shine through.

Tell me your needs and we’ll find a price that suits both of us.