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One of the beauties of working as a proofreader/editor is that no two jobs are the same. However, this makes it difficult to give a one-size-fits-all definition of how much to charge per job.

As a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, I follow the SfEP’s suggested minimum hourly rates, as follows:

Proofreading     |     £24.30

Copy-editing     |     £28.30

Substantial editing and rewriting  |   £32.60

However, depending on the type of job, how long it’s likely to last, and other elements that might be involved, these figures may adjust up or down. 

Help me assess how much your job is likely to cost

  • Contact me with a brief description of the work involved, e.g. proofread, copy-edit, content writing, and the number of words or pages. I can then give you a preliminary estimate and you can decide if you want to take things further, OR;
  • Click on the button below to download the client enquiry form (Word document). Please fill it in and return via email along with a sample of 500-1,000 words taken from the middle of your project. This will give me an idea of how long it will take to complete the job and help me to provide you with a more realistic estimate and timescale.

Client Enquiry Form