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How much will it cost?

My rates for editing roughly match the median EFA rates – I will discuss your needs then offer you a fixed-price package.

Do I need to book in advance?

Yes! Please let me know your timetable as early as possible. For book projects, I tend to book out one to three months in advance.

Do you charge a deposit?

A £100 deposit confirms a book project’s slot in my schedule. I will contact you two weeks before we are due to start work to check everything is on schedule. If you send me the text late without at least two weeks’ warning, there may be considerable delays or I may be unable to work on the project – this will depend on my schedule.

Do you charge an express fee?

If you need a job done urgently (within 48 hours), my fees increase by 25%. If you need me to work on a weekend or evening to do this, my fees are 50% higher. The fee will always be discussed and agreed upon before I start work.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept payment by bank transfer from any currency into British pound sterling, euros or US dollars. I also accept card payments via Stripe if a bank transfer is not possible.

Do you offer free sample edits?

For copyediting and line editing, I don’t do unpaid sample edits – that’s because it takes a big chunk of time and energy out of my busy schedule, and I believe it offers a ‘perverse incentive’. I totally understand that authors want to get a feel for my editorial approach, so I offer a 1,000-word sample for £20 (if you then choose me to edit your book, the fee is refunded). Also, I send all new clients my work for a quick review after completing the first chapter to ensure we’re on the same page.

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