Rates

I am selling my expertise, not my time. However, offering my services for a week is naturally going to cost more than working on a project that only takes a few hours to complete. I do not charge for time spent answering emails relating to a project. I operate on a flexible basis and am happy to charge in one of four ways, depending on the complexity of the project and a client's preference:

  
    ·  Per hour 
    ·  Per day   
    ·  Per project
    ·  Per page  (dependent on length and complexity)


Book Editing Rates (Fiction and Non-Fiction of all Genres):

Book editing is a labour of love and is fuelled by my desire to help other writers. I charge a flat rate because of the many hours, days and weeks of work involved, which would make this unaffordable for many clients if I were to charge an hourly rate. The rates below also apply to proofreading unedited books.

Up to 5,000 words £150 (£200 for serious editing)

Up to £20,000 words £350 (£450 for serious editing)

Up to 40,000 words £500 (£600 for serious editing)

Between 40,000 and 80,000 words £650 (£800 for serious editing)

Between 80,000 words and 100,000 £750 (£900 for serious editing)

(Anything greater than 100,000 words would be priced up accordingly)


Book Formatting Only:

For a book that has already been edited and proofread, but simply needs formatting ready for print, the cost is £75.


Proofreading Fully Edited Books:

Up to 5,000 words £50

Up to £20,000 words £150

Up to 40,000 words £250

Between 40,000 and 80,000 words £400

Between 80,000 words and 100,000 words £500

(Anything greater than 100,000 words would be priced up accordingly)


Marketing:

If required, I also offer book marketing services and have access to a comprehensive database of personal media contacts.


Negotiating Rates:

Top copywriters often charge extortionate fees. I offer you more for your money, but this certainly does not mean that I offer a substandard service. I am sensitive to the budgetary constraints of small businesses and charities and have a desire to help out wherever I can. 

Once I understand your own requirements and agree on a pricing structure, I can give you a firm price on a job.

For a no obligation quote, please feel free to contact me.


Payment

When you agree to a quote, the only stipluation I make is that £75 of the total fee is paid upfront, unless the total cost of a project is estimated at £75 or less. Clearly, when conducting business over the internet, a level of trust is involved. This upfront payment is designed to protect both parties because it means that personal details are exchanged prior to work commencing. I do not request the outstanding payment until the project is completed and you are satisfied with the finished result. For long-term clients, this does not apply.

Large organisations tend to have their own agenda for paying outstanding invoices, which often exceeds my standard 30 day terms. As a small business, I am more reliant on payments being made in a timely fashion, but I also appreciate that I have no control over a client's accounts' department. This is why I ask for a small upfront payment prior to the commencement of a project. Please note that past-due invoices will attract a monthly 8% late fee.

I understand and will exercise my statutory right to interest and compensation for debt recovery costs under the late payment legislation if I am not paid according to agreed credit terms.


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