How long is a piece of string? Nominally, and as a basic rule of thumb, it’s £25 an hour. But that begs the question of what I’m actually going to get done in an hour. Basic proofreading – maybe a dozen pages. Copy editing – maybe six. Structural editing – say four. Writing something from scratch – probably no more than two. But every job is different. All I can really say is that I won’t lift a finger until I’ve given you an estimate of what I think needs to be done, how long it will take, and how much it will cost, so you have some idea of what you’re getting into. I will also guarantee that the estimate won’t be more than an hour off either way. And if you’re not happy, I’ll either do it again or give you your money back.                            Rossword What I Charge