How I work and charge
Tell me what you want
I start with a conversation, to find out what you want to achieve, your budget and your timescale.
This will let me estimate the cost of the work. And we can make sure I’m the right person to help you.
I will also need to see a sample of the content that needs editing, be it notes for a website or a finished document. I can then give you a quote for the work and suggest a plan of action.
This will include details of:
- work to be done
- how we stay in touch
We agree to this and I get to work.
Pay by the hour, day or project
I can charge by the hour, day or project, depending on what works for you.
My rates are based on those advised by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and depend on the level of editing, writing or consultancy needed.
My quote will include time for meetings, in person or by phone.
My minimum charge is for 30 mins – ideal if you need a final read of a short document.
I accept payment by bank transfer within 30 days of invoice. Credit card payments are acceptable in some circumstances.
Office space not needed
I work from home, using my own kit. (iMac and Chromebook). I’m happy to visit your workplace or meet up over coffee (which can be a good way to collaborate!).
Though I mainly use Microsoft Word, Google Docs and, and Acrobat Pro, I am good at adapting to different apps, programmes and content management systems.
I am happy to liaise directly with your graphic designers, web designers, photographers, journalists, marketers, PR, and print teams.
I can share securely via Google Docs and Office 365.
I can offer a fast turnaround for small projects you need done yesterday, if work allows. Please ask!
Accessibility equals useability
My professional development
I am a member of:
- The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SFEP), which is the professional organisation for people who strive to make text accurate and readable.
26, which is a group for professional writers to inspire a greater love of words in business and in life. See my contribution to a project run by 26
- ProCopywriters, which is the UK’s professional alliance of copywriters. See ProCopywriters
- The Access Association, which is a national network of individuals passionate about access and inclusive design. See the Access Association
- The Inclusive Hotels Network, which is a group of hotel operators, access consultants, occupational therapists, product designers and others working together to help accomodation operators offer guests accessible rooms and services. See the Inclusive Hotels Network
I have completed:
- the Design Council’s continuing professional development Inclusive Environments course. See the Design Council course
- the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) eLearning modules on Misleading Advertising. The CAP writes Advertising Codes used by the Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, to make ads responsible. See CAP eLearning