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I provide two services: proofreading and copy-editing. I also write content: I specialise in yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

I provide a free sample edit of 800 words, so you can see if I am a good fit for your project. This also allows me to determine how much to charge and gauge other aspects of the project, such as the time it will take.

I charge £20 an hour for copy-editing. This is based on an average of:
• 1000 to 1500 words an hour in a complex document, which needs a heavy edit.
• And, 1500 to 2000 words per hour for a simple document which requires a lighter edit.

Proofreading I would charge £15 an hour, with an average of 2000 to 25000 words an hour.

A quick overview of the difference between these two services:

Proofreading:

This involves looking for spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. Also, typographical and visual elements, such as ensuring that the appropriate fonts are used all the way through the document, the page numbers are correct and tables and figures are consistent.

It is the last editorial process that takes place to make sure that the document is ready to be published. All other editorial process should have already taken place.

Copy editing:

The process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability and to make sure it is fit for its purpose and its reader. Copy-editing ensures that the copy is free of error, omission, inconsistency and repetition.

“This process picks up embarrassing mistakes, ambiguities and anomalies, alerts the client to possible legal problems and analyses the document structure for the typesetter/designer.” Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Sfep.org.

Here’s a visual overview from grammarfactory.com