PO BOX 170
Heidelberg VIC 3084



0407 153 426






I offer affordable proofreading and editing services for business and individuals. This includes websites, annual reports, articles, newsletters, press releases, blogs, marketing material, cover letters, resumes, admissions essays, books, *educational resources (school textbooks), manuals and more. 


There are three different levels of service: 


1. Proofreading (Basic) 

Checks for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax (sentence structure). Changes tend to be minor, with a focus on accuracy. Proofreading is sometimes referred to as ‘copyediting’. 


2. Editing (Intermediate) 

Looks at the document as a whole, or in other words, the ‘big picture’. Includes proofreading as described above, AND Checks for things like repetition, wordiness and inconsistencies in word usage, style and spelling (British/American). This level of editing also checks the transition between paragraphs and how well the content ‘flows’ or maintains continuity. 


3. Substantive Editing (Advanced) 

Includes both proofreading and editing described above, but also involves more significant changes that will improve not only the document’s accuracy and continuity, but its overall use of language, style, tone and suitability to its intended audience. This level of editing can include major changes to wording and aims to ‘sell’ its message to readers; it can also include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) if required. Particularly suited to websites, press releases and marketing material.





I am committed to providing affordable proofreading and editing services for business and individuals.


Current rates:


Proofreading (basic) 0.025 25.00
Editing (intermediate) 0.035 35.00
Substantive Editing (advanced) 0.045 45.00


Final cost will be determined by the total number of words in the document. I may also ask you to provide a sample of the document in order to determine the level of service required.


*Educational resources: writing and editing

I have a special interest in both writing and editing educational resources such as school textbooks and workbooks, particularly in science/biology but also history/geography, health/physical education, English and social science. For more information regarding these services, enquire here.  



The first draft is black and white.

Editing gives the story color.

- Emma Hill



advance copy - affordable editing services for business and individuals