Proofreading - $35/hour
Editing - $40/hour

I can accept payment by PayPal (this is usually easiest, especially when there are tight deadlines involved) or check.

I usually require a turnaround time of at least a week, depending on the length of the project. Rates for faster turnarounds (if, for example, you have a rapidly approaching deadline) can be negotiated.

My usual practice with new clients is to do one hour of work on the project and then contact you with the cost of completing the whole project. I will then invoice you for half the cost of completing the project, and as soon as I have received payment I will continue working on the rest. If, however, at this point you decide that I am not a good fit for your editing needs, you will owe me for just the one hour's work.

Once I have completed the project I will invoice you for the balance of hours worked.

Please note that the length of time I spend on your project will also depend on the result you want. For most academic purposes (dissertations, readying a paper for submission to a journal) a single pass of your manuscript is sufficient. If, however, greater accuracy is important (if, say, you were self-publishing a piece of work) then I would recommend least two passes - editing, then proofreading. For "industry standard" accuracy I would highly recommend hiring a separate editor and proofreader.