Rates & Payment

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.

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.

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.

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 syorkproofreading@gmail.com. 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 wallet.google.com

Google Wallet

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.

pingitPersonal link: pingit.me/stephenyork

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.