Services and Pricing - Do's, Dont's & Costs

What I do when editing your document:

Working through the material, I correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, style and usage, but also very long sentences and overuse of italics, bold lettering, capitals, exclamation marks and the passive voice. I will make sure the order is logical, the headings are appropriate and ensure that the formality of the language along with its tone, style and vocabulary are suitable for the intended readers. Finally, I will make corrections to ensure consistency of terms, spelling and style throughout the text, including in the footnotes and bibliography. If requested, and while respecting the author's knowledge and expertise in his/her field, I may query doubtful facts, weak arguments, contradictions and gaps in numbering through an annotation. Once the text has been edited from start to finish I will re-read it, with all the corrections in place, to check that everything is correct and I have not missed anything. Once you have your edited document back, you are free to query any changes I made and ask for an explanation as to why I made the change.
What I do NOT do when editing your document: Your document is exactly that - yours. While I may make a number of changes and corrections I am always careful to leave your 'voice' in the text. As such I will not do extensive rewriting or restructuring of the document (substantive / developmental editing). I also trust in your knowledge and expertise in your field, so I will not do research or fact checking concerning what is written or check the accuracy of footnote references. Furthermore, I will not make any changes at all to your text that are not clearly visible to you.  

Prices

The cost of correcting a document may vary

depending on things such as the quality of the

language, complexity of the material and size of

the text. As a guide I charge €3.25* per standard

page (250 words) for an 'average' document (B2

Intermediate level English, 30-60 standard pages).

You can provide me with details of the text

(including word count and purpose) along with a

small sample of the writing and I will provide you

with an obligation free fixed quote to edit the

document.

*Discount pricing for students may be available,

please enquire.

 
Ian Silver
© 2016 Ian Silver   ---   Copy Editor & Proof Reader. All rights reserved.   ---   Impressum

Services and Pricing - Do's,

Dont's & Costs

What I do when editing your document:

Working through the material, I correct errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, style and usage, but also very long sentences and overuse of italics, bold lettering, capitals, exclamation marks and the passive voice. I will make sure the order is logical, the headings are appropriate and ensure that the formality of the language along with its tone, style and vocabulary are suitable for the intended readers. Finally, I will make corrections to ensure consistency of terms, spelling and style throughout the text, including in the footnotes and bibliography. If requested, and while respecting the author's knowledge and expertise in his/her field, I may query doubtful facts, weak arguments, contradictions and gaps in numbering through an annotation. Once the text has been edited from start to finish I will re-read it, with all the corrections in place, to check that everything is correct and I have not missed anything. Once you have your edited document back, you are free to query any changes I made and ask for an explanation as to why I made the change.
What I do NOT do when editing your document: Your document is exactly that - yours. While I may make a number of changes and corrections I am always careful to leave your 'voice' in the text. As such I will not do extensive rewriting or restructuring of the document (substantive / developmental editing). I also trust in your knowledge and expertise in your field, so I will not do research or fact checking concerning what is written or check the accuracy of footnote references. Furthermore, I will not make any changes at all to your text that are not clearly visible to you.  

Prices

The cost of correcting a document may vary depending on

things such as the quality of the language, complexity of the

material and size of the text. As a guide I charge €3.25* per

standard page (250 words) for an 'average' document (B2

Intermediate level English, 30-60 standard pages). You can

provide me with details of the text (including word count and

purpose) along with a small sample of the writing and I will

provide you with an obligation free fixed quote to edit the

document.

*Discount pricing for students may be available, please

enquire.

 
Ian Silver
© 2016 Ian Silver   ---   Copy Editor & Proof Reader. All rights reserved.