Note: Rates are reviewed at least once a year, typically in December, with new rates applying from 1 January.
I only work on an hourly rate basis. If I ask you to send me a sample document, I'll give you a 'guesstimate' but I don't know how long it will take until I get into the actual job.
This blog post lists some factors that determine 'how long it takes': https://cybertext.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/how-long-will-the-editing-take/ and the information at the beginning of the list of copyediting tasks gives approximate times for different length documents.
Rush jobs are those that:
In addition to this higher hourly rate, you must pay a 50% deposit of the total estimate before I will start work.
If we haven't worked together before, you are a new client and these payment conditions will apply:
There's an old saying: 'Cheap, fast, and accurate/good—pick two'! Typically, I'm fast and accurate, but I'm not cheap. I'm passionate about producing quality work, and have spent many years learning and honing my skills. I'll also treat your documents with the utmost confidentiality. You're paying for a quality result from a committed professional who cares about your documentation.
I work from home. If you want me to come to your workplace, you are responsible for:
I cover my own:
Webpage last updated: 01 January 2023