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Proofreading rates

No two jobs are identical and it would be unhelpful and misleading to publish fixed proofreading fees 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.

The following starting rates are for guidance only and are quoted in British pounds sterling.

Proofreading rates (effective from 1 January 2018)

typically start from:

  • educational institutions, businesses, and organizations: £7.00 per 1000 words; proofreading-plus service by arrangement
  • publishers and charities: by arrangement.

Discounts available:Health Care Workers

Please quote Health Staff discount code to qualify.

Minimum invoice value: £20.00. 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.

Payment terms

Invoices to clients are payable within 30 days of invoice date with invoices issued on the day of completion of work.

Payment methods

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. download

Google Wallet. Now accepting payments by Google Wallet. You can use your Gmail or Google Mail address to send me payment at You do not need to have an email account with Google; with Gmail, you can still send money by clicking the “send money” button in your Google Wallet on the web. You can also send and receive money on your phone from your Google Wallet on the mobile web at

Google Wallet

Now accepting PayPal. For your convenience click on the link below the logo to be taken to the PayPal payment page. Alternatively I can raise an invoice to be sent from PayPal if you supply me with your details and email address.

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 my mobile phone number 07543 932048 or use the link below.

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Legal jurisdiction

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.


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