Payment Methods

Payments from within the United States can be made via PayPal, credit or debit card, Venmo, or Zelle. Depending on your country, international payments can be made via PayPal, credit or debit card, TransferWise, or Zoom.

You will receive invoices via PayPal for credit, debit, or PayPal payments. PayPal payments can also be made directly to For other payment methods, your invoices will be sent via PDF.

Due to attempted scams, I can unfortunately no longer accept cashier checks, personal checks, or bank or wire transfer via any means not listed above.

Payment Schedule

Payment is due upon completion of the edit for small orders. For all other orders, I ask for 50 percent before the edit begins. The other 50 percent is due upon completion of the edit.

I am always happy to do proofreads and copyedits in installments—even as little as one chapter at a time. 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 an edit has been scheduled, there is a possibility that the final cost of 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 or when it is completed.

Avoiding Payment Issues

Trust is required on both sides when entering into an editing contract. You need to trust that I will deliver the work you’ve paid for, and I need to trust that I will be paid for the work I’ve done. That is why I ask for half at the start of an edit rather than nothing or everything.

Nearly all the authors I have worked with have been absolutely amazing, honest people, but I reserve the right to decline any edit, request a different payment schedule, or ask for a different form of payment before an edit begins.


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

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