As all projects will have different needs and requirements, rates may be different for each. I can charge either by the hour, the day, or a one-off fee for the entire project. But as a rough guideline, my costs are:

To plan and produce a publication or website, I charge £250 a day. If the project is likely to take more than 20 days, I can quote a one-off fee.

For copywriting I charge by the word, typically 40p, with a minimum charge of £50 per job. However, there’s a 10% discount if your project requires more than 2,000 words.

Again, this can be calculated as an hourly, daily or one-off fee. Depending on the complexity of the copy, the hourly rate is between £30-40, or £200-250 per day.

Before quoting a proofreading fee, I’d ask to see a sample of the copy. But for simple proofreading, eg. a novel, I can get through 2,000-3,000 words per hour.

Fees for copy-editing are the same as proofreading but, as it requires more time, the amount of words I can process in an hour is less, between 1,000-1,500. Again, before quoting a fee, I’d ask to see a sample of the copy.

The best way to find out how much your project is likely to cost and how long it will take is to contact me on 0208 943 4418 or sam@soulcontent.co.uk

• In addition, there’s a 10% discount for individuals, schools, registered charities, and a 5% discount for anyone that can spot the deliberate copy mistake on this website.