Accepted Payment Methods

Payment can be made via PayPal, credit or debit card, bank transfer, Zelle, wire transfer, or check. There is a three percent discount for US edits paid via bank transfer or Zelle.

Depending on your preference, I can send your invoice via QuickBooks (credit, debit, or bank transfer), PayPal (credit, debit, or PayPal account), or PDF for other payment methods.

All online payments are processed securely and without me seeing your personal information. QuickBooks invoices are processed via Stripe, and PayPal invoices are processed via PayPal.

If you are paying for a rush edit, please keep in mind the mailing and deposit time for checks, and that some transfers (especially international) can take several business days to process. PayPal and Zelle payments are received instantly. Edits do not begin until 50 percent of the editing cost has been received.


Payment Schedule

Payment for small orders ($100 or less) is due upon completion of the edit. For all other orders, I ask for 50 percent before the edit begins (a non-refundable deposit of 25 percent to schedule the edit and 25 percent when the edit starts). The other 50 percent is due upon completion of the edit.

For large edits (over 120K), 50 percent is due by the start of the edit, 25 percent at the halfway point, and the remaining 25 percent when the edit is complete.

However, I am always happy to do proofreads and copy edits in installments—even as little as one chapter at a time—if it works better for your budget. In that case, payment is due when the agreed upon portion is completed and before editing of the next section begins.



All prices are in US dollars, but international orders from all countries are always welcome. The prices given on this site can be converted to your local currency via XE Currency Converter.

Please remember that currency exchange rates are constantly changing. While the price of an edit in US dollars will not change once the edit has been schedule, there is a possibility that the final cost for an edit, especially one scheduled several months out, could be more or less in your currency when it is time for the edit to begin.

If you schedule an edit, you are responsible for paying the full cost in US dollars regardless of changes in the exchange rate.


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding paying for an edit.