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Editing services

My editing services include proofreading, copyediting, and substantive (or structural) editing of a range of general and academic texts, as well as thesis editing for students.

This page includes indicative rates for each type of editing, however these rates vary depending on a range of factors. Please contact me for a more accurate quote on your project.


Proofreading is the final check we do to ensure documents are ready to be published or submitted. In proofreading, we focus on grammatical and spelling errors, and reference style consistency when requested. This can also include checking for formatting or other errors that have occurred during the typesetting or design process.

Proofreading typically costs between 30 AUD and 40 AUD per 1,000 words.


Copyediting involves close attention to the correctness and completeness of your work. It includes corrections to grammatical and spelling errors, consistency of language use and style, and expression and clarity. It may also include checking bibliographic references for consistency within the text.

Copyediting typically costs between 50 AUD and 70 AUD per 1,000 words.

Substantive editing

Substantive editing usually occurs before the work is submitted for publication - it is a developmental process identifying changes to strengthen the text as a whole. This stage may include rewriting or restructuring sections of the work and/or feedback on what the author needs to address.

Substantive editing typically costs between 100 AUD and 140 AUD per 1,000 words.

Thesis editing

Thesis editing follows the specific guidelines set out by the Institute of Professional Editors and the policies of your university. It may include proofreading and/or copyediting, as well as Word file formatting (for heading styles and table/figure consistency, for example), and consistent application of reference styles. 

Thesis editing typically costs between 30 AUD and 40 AUD per 1,000 words.

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