Below are some typical projects and the fees we charged. These vary according to the length of the document, complexity of the work involved, and turnaround time.
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Although English was not the writer's first language, the document was in good shape, with only a few minor repetitive mistakes. References were well ordered and the paper was already formatted to the journal's style. The fee for proofreading a 30-page journal article was AU$210.
Although the writer's English was impeccable, the writer wanted to ensure that the writing was spotless. The paper was highly technical with lots of formulae, and so only certain parts of it needed working on. The fee for that was AU$210.
The writer's English was clumsy, and the grant proposal required considerable rewriting. The author also required the document to be turned around in 2 days. The fee for that was AU$300.
The case had about 30 pages of tabular data, and 50 pages of text that required standard tweaking. The fee for that was AU$450.
The writing made excessive use of the passive voice and preferred nouns over verbs, making the paper more abstract than necessary. Plenty of rewriting was in order, and the fee for that was AU$450.
English was a second language for the author and the text needed extensive intrusion. The fee for that was AU$1400.
Although English was a second language for the author, the text was relatively straightforward. The sheer length of it, though, drove up the price to AU$2000.
The writer was struggling with expression, and the chapter required a restructuring of the ideas for better informational flow. The work involved was considerable, and the fee for that was AU$150.
The publisher asked the writers to have a copyeditor make the text less verbose, to change all passive voice to active, and to make the content accessible to a non-academic audience. The fee for that was AU$300.
The writer simply wanted all in-text citations, references, heading styles and punctuation styles to be re-formatted to suit the style of a different journal. The fee for that was AU$150.