…to suit your needs and your budget

Proofreading costs

Charges for proofreading only are based on word count, for all document types.

£8 per thousand words (or part).

Minimum charge £16 for any document up to 2,000 words.

For example:

750 words = £16 (minimum)

2,150 words = £24 (ie, 3 x £8)

Any word count should include wording in tables, captions, headings etc, as these all need checking.

You might find the following links useful:

Free PDF word counter

Free web page word counter

10% Reduction

10% reduction for proofreading on Word documents over 30,000 words.

Editing costs

For editing, the cost is based on the time the job will take, not word count. Documents range from simple to complex, and, of course, the writing quality may vary too!

Editing of any document costs from £27 (my hourly rate).

Quotes are based on a seen sample of the writing to be edited – just email me a document or website link, with a note about the intended audience and any deadline, and I will give you a price for your project. There’s no obligation.

Spread the cost

Are you looking to spread the cost of a larger project? Or do a ‘test run’ on a part-document before committing yourself? Maybe you have a short document to edit now, with more to come later?

Happy to be flexible please get in touch to discuss how I can help.

Sample projects

Projects can vary widely in the time taken per 1,000 words. Quotes are based on the type and quality of the written text.

Here are some examples of projects that I have worked on, with their costs. (Collating, copying and sending documents in various formats to the client takes more time, but is all included in the cost.)


Text Type: Word document. Subheadings, bullet points.

Word Count: 800

Service/Time: Proofreading

Cost: £16 (minimum charge)

Small business website

Text Type: Published website. Generally clear. 5 main pages, some links.

Word Count: 1,500

Service/Time: Light edit – 1hr 45 mins

Cost: £54

PhD dissertation

Text Type: PDF. Subheadings, graphs, tables.

Word Count: 27,000

Service/Time: Proofreading

Cost: £216

Large website

Text Type: Old website. Many varied authors. 28 pages, many links.

Word Count: 25,000+

Service/Time: Heavy edit/rewrite – 35 hours

Cost: £945

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