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Basic 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. I will suggest a basic copy-edit if the manuscript has undergone some self-editing by the author and is in pretty good shape.

£8 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. We will work on character development, continuity, syntax and plot lines to take your ideas and turn them into a wonderful book.


Between £12 and £15 per 1,000 words depending on the level of work required.

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, ghost writing and books of fewer than 10,000 words are priced individually. Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 

Alison's Editing Service Prices

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.


Payment can be made via bank transfer or PayPal. A deposit of 25% will usually be required to secure a booking. Please note this deposit is non-refundable unless I am the one who changes or cancels the booking.


Minimum fee £50

Heavy copy-edit. I will offer a heavy copy-edit if the story line and character development in a work of fiction, or the structure and content in a work of non-fiction, are good, but the sentence construction, grammar and spelling need a lot of work. 

£10 per 1,000 words