Copy Editing and Proofreading Services

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 Manuscript editing and proofreading services.

The first 1,000 words edited/proofread free of charge. This will help me, as the editor, to get a feel for the author’s style and will also help both parties make a final decision regarding the project and whether they wish to go ahead.

If the content is shorter than 1,000 words, such as a short story, a flat rate can be agreed upon, if appropriate.

All suggestions are made under advisement. In the end, it is up to the author to decide if they wish to make the alterations to the final manuscript.

As the editor, I retain the right to decline any submitted project.

There is a possibility of paying installments. However, please note, no finished work will be returned until full payment is received and verified.

Payments to be made through Paypal.

Below are the pricings and details for various services


This is a more detailed process, including checking the text for accuracy, repetition, formatting and style. This is usually done before proofreading and is the final step in the editorial process.

Copy editing usually has three levels: light, medium and heavy, depending on budget and scheduling of publication.

I will check for spelling, punctuation and correct usage of grammatical symbols, along with reviewing special elements like tables, charts, formatting footnotes and endnotes.

Substantive editing, also known as content editing, is the editing of material, including its structure and organization. In this type of editing, internal inconsistencies and discrepancies are dealt with. Substantive editing oftentimes can require heavy editing or rewriting as compared to mechanical editing.

Pricing will reflect the work involved.

  • Basic editing, such as checking sentence structure: £7 per 1,000 words ($10 per 1,000 words)
  • Medium editing, including formatting elements: £8 per 1,000 words ($11 per 1,000 words)
  • Heavy editing, including rewrites: £9 per 1,000 words ($13 per 1,000 words)


This is checking spelling, grammar and other obvious errors within the text. This is normally done after editing.

  • £6 per 1,000 words ($8 per 1,000 words)

Please note, I have rounded up the conversions for pounds into dollars to make it easier for my own calculations and final payments.

Please send queries to Steph Gregory, using the heading: Editing Services, at



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