How do I work with you? How does it all work?

We can customize the workflow as needed, but here’s the usual process:

  1. You contact me with your requirements with details such as:
  2. If you wish to have a no-risk sample edit, then you can email the document to me and I will send back the sample. If you decide to hire me, the time I spent on the sample edit will be added to the cost of the whole project.
  3. I provide a quotation. We can then discuss whether we are a good match.
  4. We agree on clear terms (e.g., the timeline of deliverables, payment schedule) and you send me the document(s) if you haven’t already.
  5. For larger projects, I ask that you make an upfront deposit (up to 50% of the quote).
  6. I submit a draft for review.
  7. You check the draft and provide feedback.
  8. I finalize the document and return it to you.
  9. You make the final payment (and submit a testimonial too please!). Project complete!

What is your rate? How much will this cost?

I offer an affordable rate for excellent value. My clients have told me that I exceeded their expectations and most have come back for more.

My usual practice is to quote a per-hour rate in the range of EUR25-30. I’m happy to provide per 1,000 words if you prefer.

The quotation and final price will depend on the requirements of the individual project. Please contact me for a commitment-free sample edit and consultation.

My rate is informed by suggested rates published by the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK).

How do I make payment?

I accept payment in USD and EUR via bank transfer/Transferwise (if you sign up via this link, you’ll get a free transfer to try it out). We can also discuss alternative arrangements (e.g., PayPal).

What file forms do you work with?

  • For copyediting/proofreading, I usually work in Word with tracked changes, PDF, or Google Docs. (If you work in Pages, let’s discuss.) Currently, I do not work in LaTeX.
  • For presentations, it will be PowerPoint (other formats to be discussed).
  • For personal academic website text, I suggest using Word with tracked changes, a Google Doc, RTF or, if necessary, plain text. I can also directly work on a WordPress post/page if you prefer.

Other questions?

Feel free to contact me with other questions.