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

After-edit read through: £1 per 1,000 words

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

Alison's Editing Service Prices

Blurb writing following an edit with Alison's Editing Service: £50

Blurb writing following a separate read through of the manuscript priced individually depending on the length of the manuscript

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.

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. 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.

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.


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