Editing Services

I am an experienced writer and editor, with many years of experience working with students to improve their writing. I have also worked as an editor, copyeditor and proofreader for scholars and in the course of my activism and organising work.

I offer a number of different services at competitive rates. Please get in touch if none of the below meets your specific needs; I’m always happy to negotiate a special arrangement. I am also happy to discuss discounts for individuals and organisations with financial limitations.

I am available to work with you on virtually any kind of writing, such as:

  • journal articles
  • applications
  • conference papers
  • theses and dissertations
  • artist’s statements
  • business documents
  • web content

All prices are in Euros. If you need the work to be completed within one week of submitting it to me, a 20% ‘rush job’ surcharge will be added.

Basic editing: Correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation

Text: 1.5c per word.
Footnotes: 1.1c per word.

Advanced editing: In addition to basic proofreading, I will suggest stylistic improvements and comment on the structure and clarity of the work.

Text: 2.9c per word.
Footnotes: 2.3c per word.

Writing consulation: A video call to go through my comments and discuss ways to improve your text. This service is in addition to advanced editing, which will be charged at the above rate.

Consulation: €40/hour

Substantive editing: After consulting with you, I will make substantial changes to the text, rewriting and reorganising it for you, rather than simply making comments and suggestions of possible changes. This is priced per hour rather than per word because the length of the text is secondary to the extent and complexity of the changes required.

Substantive editing: €50/hour

Contact me with jobs and queries: timsyme at gmail dot com