Thursday, 1 May 2014

Student editing information and rates

Do you need assistance proofreading or copy-editing your essays, reports or thesis? 

Take a look below for student rates, my qualifications, and how to get in touch with me. 

If you're a student looking for someone to proofread your essay, I can ensure the document is in mint condition at a very good price. No job is too small or subject too complex. ESOL students welcome. 

I can work in a variety of formats - in hard-copy, using tracked changes in MS Word, Adobe inDesign (currently running CS6), and Adobe Acrobat (X Pro). 

What will I do?

Proofreading your work means I will:
  • check your spelling 
  • ensure your grammar is correct
  • remove any inappropriate usage of words (contractions, colloquial, etc.)
  • amend your punctuation usage. 
I will not:
  • write or re-write your work
  • check or do your references
  • ensure you are answering the question.
A proofreader checks that your work is free of typos and has correct grammar. My job is not to ensure you are answering the question or check if you've stayed in the word limit. This is copy-editing and will incur an extra charge (see below).

Student Rates

I'm here to provide students with a realistic option to ensure their work is the best it can be. I have been a student recently, and know that students can lose marks for basic spelling and grammar mistakes.

My proofreading flat-rate for undergraduate students is $40 an hour (charged in 15 minute increments). 

Rough pricing guide (based on hourly rate):

Up to 1500 words: $20
Up to 3000 words: $40
Up to 5000 words: $60

You'll only be charged for the time it takes me to complete your work. For example, if your 2000 word essay takes me 45 minutes, you'll be charged $30.

Postgraduate students

Please contact me to discuss a quote. I am happy to provide a two page sample proof of your thesis. 

Rough pricing guide:

Honours thesis (9000-12,000): $90–$120
Masters thesis (28,000-33,000): $170–$200

Most people charge by the word, or by the hour. Choosing me and a fixed rate for your thesis will definitely save you money.

Please note: the subject matter, length of the text, and urgency of work will be taken into consideration before providing a quote. 


If you'd like me to use a heavier hand on your work (cutting out words, querying what you've written), this will incur an extra charge, which can be negotiated. This will be a flat rate added on top of your proofreading quote. 

Note: Some work will take me longer than others, depending on the complexity of the subject – this will be discussed with you before the work is undertaken. 

Note: The average charge for proofreading is $60-80 an hour, and the average for copy-editing is $80-120 an hour. 

Why should you trust me?

I have a BA in English Studies and History from Victoria University, spending 4 years there writing numerous essays and assignments. Following this, I completed the Diploma in Publishing (Applied) through Whitireia New Zealand. I focussed on editing throughout my year, and now work as an editor full time at The Correspondence School. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile for further information. 


Great! Contact me via email at - please provide as much information as you can, and we can meet in person to discuss if needed.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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