No two jobs are identical and it would be unhelpful and misleading to publish fixed proofreading rates here as the final bill would depend on:
- the quality of writing and number of errors corrected
- the density of text on the page
- use of technical language
- bibliography, references, and endnotes/footnotes to be checked to the main text
- cross-references to be checked
- whether the document has already been copy-edited.
I therefore offer flexible and highly competitive proofreading rates determined by the expected complexity, examples of which are:
Commercial work: As a guide rates start from £8.00 per thousand words rising with complexity of the subject matter.
Special rates apply for registered charities.
Private work: A discounted rate may be applied for students and authors.
Fixed fees for projects can sometimes be arranged.
Minimum invoice value: £25.00. No VAT is payable on my fees.
If you have several small items that need proofreading over an extended period it may be possible to issue itemized / combined invoices covering these on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis.
For a no-obligation estimate of cost please email me with details of your project.
If you have a limited budget, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss. It might be possible to tailor the project to meet your needs and your budget.
Invoices to clients are payable within 30 days of invoice date with invoices issued on the day of completion of work.
Payment is accepted by direct bank transfer (BACS) using PC or mobile internet banking – bank account details will be provided to you on an emailed invoice. Please allow up to three days in the bank clearing system, although some banks operate a Faster Payments System for transfers within 2 hours – for example, Barclays Bank and HSBC. Payments by Barclays Pingit. Payment recipients are identified by their mobile phone number instead of their bank details, such as sort code and account number. Send payments to me using the pingit.me link below.
Personal link: pingit.me/stephenyork
Payments by PayPal. Please use the PayPal payment link below. Please add 4 per cent to each payment towards PayPal transaction costs and ensure payments are in GB pounds sterling.
Personal link: https://paypal.me/SYES918?locale.x=en_GB
Any agreement for proofreading services is subject to the laws of England and Wales, and the client agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.