What services do I offer and for whom?

My services flyer details what each of my editing services includes. My beta reading service is detailed on my early manuscript reviews page.

I offer a variety of services for the following clients:


Independent authors

  • early manuscript reviews (beta reading)

  • combined copy-editing/light line editing or proof-editing/light line editing

  • copy-editing

  • proof-editing (a hybrid of my proofreading and copy-editing services)

  • proofreading



  • proofreading

Writers and businesses

  • copy-editing

  • proof-editing (a hybrid of my proofreading and copy-editing services)

  • proofreading

How much will it cost?

Every project is unique and it's difficult to give an accurate idea of cost without working through a sample of the text. This is why I offer to edit a short sample of your work for free – I can figure out how long it will take me to edit your entire text (and therefore the fee) and you can evaluate my services with a real example (and decide if we are a good fit).

How it works

The first step is to send me (tori@seymourproofreading.co.uk) the following:

  • a description of your project and exact word count

  • your schedule/deadline and budget

  • the service you require (beta read, proofread or copy-edit)

  • the format of your file (Word or PDF)

  • a representative 500–1,000 word sample of your text, or the first chapter of your book (for beta reading)

I can then let you know if the work can be fitted into my schedule. If so, I'll work on your sample and return it to you within two days with your quote. If you would prefer not to send a sample until I can confirm availability, then please send details of your work, word count, deadline and budget.

For more information on the different levels of editing, please have a look at my resource page: which level of editing do you need? For more details on how I can help you, please see my independent authors, academics or businesses services pages.​

"Victoria was phenomenal. She managed to go through my draft with a fine-tooth comb, pick problems, make corrections and advance suggestions, and deliver the final results in record time. I can never thank her sufficiently for being so thorough and helpful, and so fast too.

Thanks so much, Victoria for your encouraging help."