Proofreading and Editing Services

Experienced native English speaker offering quality proofreading and editing services.

Fully on-line, confidential, professional service at affordable rates.

Experienced native English speaker offering quality proofreading and editing services.

Fully on-line, confidential, professional service at affordable rates.

Do you need to submit an important document in English? I can help you with:

  • sentences that are easily understood by your readers - clear, accurate and natural English

  • sentences with correct grammar, punctuation and spelling (Australian, UK or US English)

  • papers following the style requirements of your institution or journal

I proofread work in any subject because I edit your English not the content of your paper. I specialize in proofreading or editing for authors who do not speak English as their first language and can help you with all types of papers including:

  • Journal submissions, abstracts, etc

  • Proposals

  • Research papers, thesis dissertations, etc

  • Reports

  • Newsletters, blogs and e-books

  • Copywriting for website and advertising material

Make the best impression with clear, correct, polished English. Contact me and let me know what you need and I can give you a free quote with no obligation.

So, how much would a typical 10,000 word journal submission cost?

The rate is $35 per hour. (The advantage of an hourly rate is that the simpler the document, the cheaper the price.) This means that a paper ten thousand words long could take as little as three hours and only cost $105; or for most of my clients who do not speak English as their first language, I usually need around 10 hours and the cost is up to $350. If you prefer a rate based on word count, I charge $3.50 per 100 words. Contact me or email me a copy of your paper and I will provide you with a free quote with no obligation advising you which rate will be cheapest for you.

My rates are reasonable and I always provide quality work because I want you to use my service again and again, and I want you to recommend me to your friends and colleagues. Whatever it is that you need, let me help you get the best results with clear, correct, polished English.

"What do I get? What if I want to change my paper?"

​I charge for the initial editing/proofreading, after which you may send your document back to me one, two or even three times with queries, questions or minor changes. I will edit any refinements to the text and even small changes (up to 10 percent of the original text) free of charge.

"What if you (the proofreader) don't understand the text? Does this ever happen?"

Yes, this sometimes happens and when it does, I do one of two things, both at no charge to you, the client: 1) I do research so that I understand; or 2) I ask you, the client. As I said, you do not pay for any time I spend researching or communicating with you to ensure your writing is always clear and accurate.

I can also help you edit or even re-write an article or paper.

Is your supervisor or editor unhappy with your writing style? Do you need to be more concise? Is your writing very good in your mother tongue, but somehow lacking in quality or finesse in English? I can help. Whatever the situation, let me know what you need and I will let you know how I can help with no obligation. Please do not hesitate to contact me using the Rapid Contact Box on this page.

Make the best impression with clear, correct, polished English or translating and interpreting from an accredited professional. Contact Laurence Stevens for a quote or for more information.

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Phone Contact:

+61 (0) 2 6100 8628