"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug
used by mankind."
As a confirmed bookaholic, I am delighted that there is no cure. So many books, so little time.
My experience includes PR, journalism (trade journals, company journals and ghosting articles for in-house magazines), editing and proofreading for indie authors and traditional publishers in a variety of genres which include fiction, travel, wildlife, health, biographies, other non-fiction and theses. A selection of of the many books are shown on the portfolio page.
Along the way, I have studied psychology, philosophy and communications (not IT!) and travelled widely.
My rates are reasonable - I usually offer a single quote for two complete edits and a final proofread, at a rate less than for many single edits. I have no desire to fleece anyone - just to offer a comprehensive and conscientious service.
*Some comparative rates:
UK USA South Africa NZ Ireland
from £26.20 $30-40 per R350-550 p.h. from $20 per €25-35 per
per hour hour R200-400 per 1,000 words 1,000 words
Heavy copy editing
from £28.20 $40-50 per R350-550 p.h. $700-1750 up €40 per hour
per hour hour R200-600 per to 50,000 words
Developmental, substantive, structual, line edits to 100,000 words
£30.20 $45-60 per R400-600 ph $2500+ over €40+ per hour
per hour hour R600-800 per 100,000 words
- $35-60 per R300-400 p.h. - -
hour R300-900 per
from £16 per $30-35 p.h. - - -
from £22.50 $45-55 p.h. R300-500 p.h. - -
*Rates are from The Editorial Freelancers Association USA, SAFREA South Africa, New Zealand online freelance rates, Society for Freelance Editors UK and Irish online freelance rates.
Light editing a 70,000+ can take 25-45 hours
|Medium editing can take 30-90 hours
Substantive editing can take 70-350 hours
Basic editng £12.00 per 1,000 words
Medium editing £15.00 per 1,000 words
Substantive editing £18,00 per 1,000 words
Proofreading from £10.00 per 1,000 words
Please feel free to send a sample of your work for a quotation.