Editing services

Thesis editing

If there’s one thing examiners love, it’s a well-edited thesis! For domestic and international PhD, Masters and Honours students working in the Arts, Humanities and Business fields, I offer the following services in accordance with IPEd’s Guidelines for Editing Research Theses:

  • copy-editing.
  • proofreading.
  • formatting.

I do not provide structural editing services for theses.

Rates

  • Base rate (copy-editing): $15.50 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).
  • Base rate (proofreading): $10.25 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).

These rates may vary based on the length of your manuscript, the quality of your writing, the type of editing you require, whether you need me to edit your bibliography, and how quickly you need the edit completed. Please contact me at least 7 days before you need me to start work on your thesis, and let me know your field of study, the length of your thesis (in words), what kind of editing you need, and whether your bibliography is included.

NB: this service is not available for undergraduate papers.

Fiction and non-fiction editing

I have special expertise in fantasy, science fiction, historical and mystery manuscripts for middle grade, young adult and adult readers, and am able to edit novels, novellas and novelettes, and short stories. I am also an experienced academic author and can edit trade and academic non-fiction works at any length.

I offer the following editing services for fiction and non-fiction authors:

  • structural editing.
  • copy-editing.
  • proofreading.

I am happy to assist you with formatting your manuscript too.

Rates

  • Base rate (structural editing): $40 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).
  • Base rate (copy-editing): $35 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).
  • Base rate (proofreading): $30 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).

These charges may vary based on the length of the manuscript, the extent of editing you require and how quickly you want the edit completed. Please contact me about your manuscript, or go to my manuscript assessment page for more options.

Business editing

If you have a report, set of documents, conference program, syllabus, manual or any other piece of writing that needs polishing, I can help. I offer the following services:

  • manuscript assessment.
  • structural editing.
  • copy-editing.
  • proofreading.

I do not offer formatting services for business manuscripts.

Rates

  • Base rate (structural editing): $55.00 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).
  • Base rate (copy-editing): $47.50 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).
  • Base rate (proofreading): $42.25 per 1,000 words (or part thereof).

These may vary based on the extent and duration of the project, and the amount of editing required. Please contact me with a brief description of your project, its length (in words) and any specific requirements you have, and your deadline.