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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need an editor?

No matter how well we write, we all occasionally make mistakes. The more we read through a document, the more likely we are to stop spotting errors as we get used to what we are seeing. We can use software to check our work with spell-checker and grammar-checker functions, but these can’t be relied on to understand what is right and wrong in every context. This is particularly true of scientific and technical text. An editor can also improve the clarity and impact of your writing, which is something that a computer can’t do.


How long will it take you to edit my document?

A completion date will be agreed with you, depending on the service that you require. Typically, thesis editing will take up to 5 working days. At busy times, such as May-June and August-October, you are strongly advised to book your edit in as early as possible.


How are quotes calculated?

Quotes are calculated according to the length of the document to be edited and the editing service required. Please note that all quotes are for a single edit of the length of document discussed, and any further reviews or add-ons will be subject to a further charge.


What are the terms and conditions?

When I send you your quote, I will also send a copy of my contract. This sets out the terms and conditions, and explains in detail what you can expect from me (e.g. how quickly I will return your work, what happens if for any reason I am unable to complete it on time etc.), and what I expect from you (e.g. regarding submission of work, payment etc.).


Do I have to pay a deposit?

If your document is a Masters or PhD/DPhil thesis or dissertation, I ask that a deposit of £100 be paid via bank transfer in advance of work starting. The deposit amount is deducted from the final invoice once the work is completed.


I am happy with my quote, what happens next?

If you want to accept your quote, please email me as soon as possible to let me know and confirm work dates. The contract that was sent to you with your quote should be signed and returned before any work can be started. If a deposit is payable, I also ask that this is paid before work is begun. If you are a student, I will ask for your Masters/PhD/DPhil supervisor to confirm by email that they are happy for you to have your dissertation or thesis edited.


How are fees calculated?

Fees are calculated by the length of the document to be edited (i.e. per 1,000 words) and the service required.


I’ve sent you my document, what happens next?

I will edit your document and return it to you by the agreed deadline. If, for any reason, difficulties arise I will let you know immediately. I will keep in contact with you during the course of the edit to let you know how work is progressing and to clarify any queries.


How do I make a payment?

I will invoice you on completion of the work. Payment should be made via bank transfer within 30 days of the invoice date. Details of how to do this will be contained in the invoice. Interest and compensation will be charged in the event of late payment.