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Copy-edit (also known as line edit): advising the author of any inconsistencies, anomalies and contradictions within the text along with occasional suggestions for improving sentence construction. 

Between £7 and £8.50 per 1,000 words depending on the level of work required.

Proof read: checking the text for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. Proof reading does not include any advice on sentence construction, inconsistencies or contradictions. 

£3.50 per 1,000 words.


Structural edit (also known as developmental or substantive edit). This involves a detailed analysis of the text in consultation with the author.


Between £10 and £15 per 1,000 words depending on the level of work required.

Payment can be made via bank transfer or PayPal. A deposit of £100 will usually be required to secure a booking. Please note this deposit is non-refundable.


If you are unsure which service you require, please get in touch with me via the contact page or via email


Children's books, rewrites and books of fewer than 10,000 words are priced individually. Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

Minimum fee £50

Alison's Editing Service Prices