writing, editing & proofreading
I am available for editing services and proofreading services on projects of all word counts, including books and novels.
My main speciality is fiction and novel editing; please see below for details.
I'm also available for on-site proofreading, sub-editing or content consultancy in London on a day rate basis
Rates are charged per project or per 1000 words and are available for novels, ebooks, non-fiction books, memoirs/biographies, website content, academic essays and theses, in-house business materials, scripts, transcripts, website content, annual reports and mailshots.
If you have a completed work/novel or would like me to have a look at your website content re proofing and editing, please send me a sample of 500-1000 words (prose projects) or a link to your site. I'll get back to you within five days with a report, recommendation on the level of editing needed and a quote.
Please see my testimonials for some quotes from previous clients:
'Very gifted writer, and editor, who goes above and beyond.'
'Laura Canning is quite simply a fantastic editor. The quality and speed of her work is superb.'
All projects include full consultation, personal client contract and NDA if required. Contact me for rates and further details.
fiction and novel editing, copy-editing, proofreading and critiquing
- Extracts, clips and short stories: up to 5000 words
- Short stories: up to 10,000 words
- Longer stories and novellas: up to 40,000 words
- Novels: up to 80,000 words
- Novels: up to 160,000 words
- Novels: 160,000 words +
All editing is priced according to one of the following tiers:
Proofread: checking for consistency in terms and names, checking spelling, punctuation and grammar; no reshaping or rewriting of content. Charged per page (275 words), per project or per 1000 words.
Copy-edit: editing for flow and consistency, making suggestions for change, checking all content for accuracy; no proofreading or reshaping/rewriting of content. Charged per project or per 1000 words.
Editorial report: an advanced report on a chapter by chapter basis and page by page basis where needed, plot and character analysis, suggestions for change, suggestions for reshaping and any other issues. Charged per project or per 1000 words. This is my main area of expertise and all my clients have returned for further fine-tuning as their manuscripts progress.
All projects include full consultation, personal client contract and NDA if required. I offer a 10% discount to returning clients.