Services and Fees
Some of the services we provide:
Ghostwriting your novels and narrative non-fiction, business, self-help and spirituality
Proofreading, rewriting or editing your own writing - books, articles, reports, letters, publicity, web content, essays, dissertations and theses
Critique of your book
Ghostwriting your feature film script, tv pilot, series
Writing your business report, letters, plans - when you provide rough outlines or drafts
Writing proposals, bids, funding applications - for social care, arts, education
Copywriting, publicity and marketing content
Speechwriting for weddings and all occasions
Writing workshops and courses
Please get in touch with us for more details.
0752 898 6476 email@example.com
Rates - Ghostwriter North
There are different degrees of writing and editing / proofreading we can do for you.
Prices quoted are just ballpark figures - we will need to see the existing material to give you an accurate estimate.
Price is variable – depending on whether you want something written from a blank page, expanded from your own notes and ideas, rewritten, edited or proofread in your own writing! It all depends on how much work there is for us to do - and the way in which we work. For example, research, interviews and travel are additional expenses.
In ballpark figures, for an average-length novel (c. 75,000 words) written from scratch, you can expect to pay around £15,000. The price may be more if research, travel, etc are required. It can, however, be substantially cheaper if you provide your own written text or notes for us to work up. We can then combine additional original writing or expand upon your basic ideas with any of the following editorial services.
Ask for a quotation, providing details and / or attaching a draft or sample where appropriate.
Costs for editing and proofreading depend on the current state of the content we have to work with - if it needs little work, the cost is cheaper. If the spelling, grammar, etc. need a lot of work, the cost is more.
You can pay per month or by results (eg £200 per chapter).
Editing or Rewriting
This is the most intensive level of revisions or recommendations for content, plot, characterisation, as well as changing any paragraphs / sentence structures, etc. If your text needs a more aggressive edit, or extensive rewrite, we can help you to overhaul it.
We will incorporate most of our suggestions directly into the text and highlight the lines in question. These are all suggestions that you can accept or reject. In areas that need further clarity, we will insert a comment or question for you. Includes:
All tasks of copyediting and proofreading
Rewriting and restructuring any text
Moving entire paragraphs and sentences to improve flow.
Ensuring consistent structure by moving, adding or deleting sections.
Identifying gaps in content or making suggestions for plot changes/characterisation development /dialogue, and supplying them - or describing the needed copy, so the author can supply them.
Deleting content that is surplus to requirement or that does not achieve the desired focus or tone.
Price is around £15 per page for corrected file copy (page = c 300 words). But as you can imagine, it depends on the current state of your writing. If the spelling, grammar, etc. need a lot of work, the cost may be more.
Copy-editing (also known as line-editing)
- Includes everything that comes with our basic service plus proofing for general structure, clarity, sense, word choice, redundancies, and inconsistencies in narrative voice.
Literally just looks at the text written (not plot, etc) - changing any errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, semantics, etc.
Performing all tasks for proofreading.
Changing text and headings for consistency.
Flagging inappropriate figures of speech.
Ensuring that key terms are handled consistently
Tracking the continuity of plot, setting, and character traits, and querying the discrepancies, in fiction manuscripts.
Changing passive voice to active voice, if requested.
Flagging ambiguous or incorrect statements.
Around £10 per page for corrected file copy. Costs depend on the current state of the content we have to work with - if it needs little work, the cost is cheaper. If the spelling, grammar, etc. needs a lot of work, the cost may be more.
There are two levels -
1 Express Proofreading
This is usually a light touch, involving minor revisions to pick up any errors, in preparation for publication. If your work is already polished and only needs a quick read for minor errors, we can offer you low rates and a fast turnaround time – return within 5-7 days if necessary.
Around £4 per page for corrected file copy.
2 Basic Proofreading
Correcting faulty spelling, grammar, typos, capitalization errors and punctuation.
Correcting incorrect usage (such as can for may).
Ensuring consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalisation.
The editor checks content only to detect spots where copy is missing (but not supplying them) and marks them for author.
Around £6 per page for corrected file copy.
Or maybe you’d like a single element of these services – e.g. if your basic English is fine, but you just want help with structure / plotlines.
We can negotiate a bespoke service, tailored to your needs.
Bid and tender writing: £450 per day.
Specialisms: social care / health, arts and culture, education.
Writing coaching and consultancy: usually around £250 per day / £50 per hour, depending on requirements.