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WordShine Fees

Prices below are in New Zealand dollars and exclude GST. They'll give you an idea of how much the editing will cost. Decide the level of editing you want and I'll calculate a price based on the rates below. Or just discuss it — I'll work out what you need, without obligation, and we can discuss it. It's easy enough—call me.


I'll always confirm delivery to you before I start work, but you should normally allow three working days for editing an average job. I ask you to pay before I send the work back (I hope you understand).

For academic writing, your price is based on the Proofread level only (no higher) and your first order earns a 20% DISCOUNT – but see also Foreign Students, below.

    Prices (excl. GST)

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FastProof (words)

Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar; rewrite blatantly awkward expressions (see FastProof for more info).


≈ $44 per 2000 words
(about five A4 pages).

Level 2 Basic edit (words and paragraphs)

Contact me now for an estimate or to discuss your requirements. These rates are negotiable for large projects and frequent or continuous work.

Rewrite awkward expressions; remove ambiguities; rewrite blatantly awkward paragraphs; change passive voice to active; proofread as above.

For example:

≈ $65 per 1000 words
(about three A4 pages).

Level 3 Advanced edit (paragraphs and document)

Rewrite awkward paragraphs; restructure the document if required; examine factual statements; check with the author to report and correct omissions; establish internal consistency; proofread and basic edit as above.

For example:

≈ $120 per 1000 words
(about three A4 pages).

Foreign Students

Academic papers by foreign students generally fall, in difficulty, somewhere between Level 1 Proofread and Level 2 Basic edit. The price changes accordingly. If you're a student, see the student fees page and check out my special offer.

Prices shown do not include GST
Minimum charge (except FastProof): $65.00 inc. GST
FastProof minimum charge: $30.00 inc. GST

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