TO FIND OUT MORE . . .
If you’re interested in working together
on a project, please get in touch.
If it’s a copy-editing assignment, our charges
are based on an hourly rate. Email to us a chapter of your text
(or the complete thing) with either an actual total word count or
an estimate. Include a deadline for your project, your preference
for language (UK English? US English?) and any style guides that
have to be complied with (eg Chicago Manual of Style).
We will reply with an estimate of costs for the
work. You are then free to proceed with us or to go elsewhere. Our
promise to you is that your work will remain confidential and will
not be discussed with any other party unless you, the client, allow
this by instructing us in writing.
. . . why charge by an hourly rate?
The reason for this way of working is that word
counts often don’t give a good basis for calculation. 5,000
words written by one author may take much more time to work through
than the same number from another. The text or subject matter may
be more complex; one style of writing may ‘read’ more
easily than another, etc. This can also be a significant issue in
a collection of essays, where different authors have contributed
essays in very contrasting styles.
A word about time difference:
Being based in New Zealand means being roughly
12 hours ahead of Europe (your early morning is our late evening
of the same day); about nine hours ahead of the Gulf; four –
five hours ahead of Southeast Asia; and about eighteen hours ahead
of the east coast of the USA.
(Just something to bear in mind if you’re intending to call)