Payment Methods

Payments can be made via PayPal, credit or debit card, bank transfer, Zelle, wire transfer, or check.

Depending on your preference, you will receive invoices via PayPal (credit, debit, or PayPal account), QuickBooks (credit, debit, or bank transfer), or PDF for other payment methods. PayPal payments can also be made directly via

All online payments are processed securely. PayPal invoices and payments are processed via PayPal, and QuickBooks invoices are processed via Stripe.

Payment Schedule

Payment for small orders is due upon completion of the edit. For all other orders, I ask for a non-refundable deposit of 25 percent to schedule the edit and another 25 percent before the edit begins (or 50 percent at the start of the edit if the edit was not scheduled in advance). 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.

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.

If you are on a tight editing schedule, please keep in mind the mailing and deposit time for checks. Editing does not begin until the first payment clears. Transfers, especially international, can also take several business days to process. All other payment forms are usually processed in twenty-four hours or less.


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

Nearly all the authors I have worked with have been absolutely amazing, honest people, but I do keep current with the Editorial Freelancers Association and other sources regarding current payment scams and will report any that I encounter. Before an edit begins, I reserve the right to decline any edit, request a different payment schedule, or ask for a different form of payment.


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