My prices are usually based on an hourly rate, however, I also do fixed prices for larger jobs/projects negotiated in advance of the start of work. In all cases, I am happy to provide a quote based on the material, the nature of the editing required and the time I estimate it will take. If you are unsure which service you need, I am happy to advise.
|Service||Hourly rate||Typical time (guide only)|
|Proof reading||AU$50||2-3 hours for standard (< 8,000 words) document with minimal errors, 4-6 hours for many errors|
|Copy editing||AU$60||3-5 hours for standard (< 8,000 words) document with minimal errors, 4-8 hours for heavy editing|
|Academic editing||AU$60||3-5 hours for standard (< 8,000 words) document with minimal errors, 4-8 hours for heavy editing|
|Thesis editing||AU$60||2-3 hours per chapter with minimal errors, 2 hours for additional material, 2-3 hours for referencing|
For all services, where necessary, I can cover:
I usually copy edit on screen using Microsoft Word's Track Changes. This means that every change is 'highlighted', and all comments or queries are inserted in the margin of the document. When I have finished copy editing your document, I will return it to you as a tracked-changes version showing all of my suggested changes, comments and questions. You are then free to accept the changes you choose and address any issues that I have highlighted giving you control over the final product.
I also do hard copy edits, primarily for postgraduate theses. If this is the format that you prefer, I will post the corrected document to you with clear corrections and annotations.