I am currently available to hire for proofreading, editing and graphic design. Whether your work requires an eye-catching cover, a close line edit, a structural do-over, or even a queer sensitivity reader, I can help.
Rates are based on the Society for Editors and Proofreaders standard minimum rates and the average hourly rate for freelance graphic designers in the UK.
However! In the interests of accessibility, rates can be halved for those from marginalised backgrounds, whether that be on the grounds of LGBTQ+ or BAME identity, working class communities, or people with disabilities.
When filling out the form below, please be as thorough as possible with the job details. The more information I have from the outset, the easier it’ll be to provide an accurate quote!
PROOFREADING & EDITING
I can only accept .docx or .rtf file formats. All edits and suggestions will be provided as tracked changes.
PROOFREADING & SENSITIVITY READING:
Spelling, punctuation and grammar only.
With regards to sensitivity reading (checking for cultural bias, inaccuracy or charged/irresponsible use of language with regards to queer representation): I can only approach your work from the perspective of a cis gay man. If you require a different perspective, I’ll do my best to connect you with someone who can help.
All of the above, as well as sentence and paragraph clarity, tone, tense and flow.
HEAVY MANUSCRIPT EDITING:
All of the above, and suggestions on narrative structure, character and/or theme development, general consistency & overall organisation.
DESIGN & TYPESETTING
A word on design: I am not an illustrator. My strengths lie in typography, photography, flat vector graphics and concept creation. If your project requires illustrations created from scratch - drawings, paintings, etchings, napkin doodles, etc - I won’t be able to provide those. However, if you already have the images to hand, I can of course incorporate them into the design.
Up to three draft ideas, with one to be taken forward & finalised. Artwork will be provided as print-ready PDFs, and as screen-ready .png and .jpg files.
TYPESETTING & EDITORIAL DESIGN:
From poetry pamphlet to zine to novel to anthology, every book is different. Get in touch with details of the project and we can take it from there!