New Clients

If we’re working together for the first time, the contract will be done through Upwork’s Direct Contracts. You will fully fund the project before the edit begins, and the money will be held in Upwork’s escrow fund until the end of the contract. You do not need an Upwork account and can pay via credit, debit, or PayPal.

Returning Clients

You’re also welcome to use escrow, or payments from within the United States can be made directly 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.

If you pay me directly, 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 scam attempts, I can no longer accept cashier checks, personal checks, or bank or wire transfer via any means not listed above.

Payment Schedule

For escrow-funded edits, the project is fully funded before the edit begins. For many books, proofreads and copyedits can be broken down into milestones if you prefer to make smaller payments.

For projects paid directly, I ask for 50 percent up front. The other 50 percent is due upon completion of the edit. Again, 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, 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.


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

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