[email rachel at irish academic editing dot ie]



Rates are as follows:

  • proofreading or light copy-editing: €25–€35 per hour +VAT
  • standard copy-editing: €40 per hour +VAT
  • substantive/developmental editing and fact-checking: €40+ per hour +VAT


In order for me to give you a quotation for the job, I will need to work out how many words (in thousands) I can proofread or copy-edit per hour. For this, I will require:

  1. the total number of words that need to be proofread or edited (including references, if applicable) and
  2. sample pages from the middle of your work (c. 1,000 words, with references).

If the length of you document changes, the quote will be adjusted accordingly, and I will advise you of the revised fee before starting the work.


Irish Academic Editing is a proofreading and editing company registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Republic of Ireland.

VAT number 4821659A

Irish Academic Editing must charge VAT at the 23% rate to all clients

  1. in the Republic of Ireland whether or not they have a VAT registration number, or
  2. in the European Union who do not have a VAT registration number.

Irish Academic Editing will NOT charge VAT to clients

  1. in the Republic of Ireland who have a VAT-exemption certificate, or
  2. in the European Union who have a VAT registration number in their own Member State, or
  3. in the rest of the world.


For students / individuals, a booking deposit (which is non-refundable if cancelled with less than a week's notice) is required, and the balance is paid within 24 hours of the issue of the invoice. Invoices are sent with the completed work.

At busy times of the year, and with last-minute jobs, full payment is required in advance, and work will not start until this has been received.

For organisations, a deposit is not generally required, and the invoice is paid within 30 days of issue.

Payment methods

I accept the following methods of payment:

  • bank transfer
  • cheques made out to 'Irish Academic Editing'


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