rates for proofreading

how much do you charge for proofreading?

Every project is different, so it’s difficult to give an exact cost at the outset.  I generally charge in accordance with the suggested minimum hourly rates set by the Chartered Institute for Proofreading and Editing (CIEP). These are currently £25.40 for proofreading and £29.60 for copyediting.

My rates for proofreading and copyediting are usually based on a rate per 1000 words and this is determined by factors such as:

  • The number of words in your document.
  • The level of intervention needed from me.
  • The complexity of the material.
  • The quality of the material.
  • Your deadline.