It is difficult to quote a “standard” rate for writing or proofreading services. Much depends on several different factors, such as:
1) the type of material;
2) the depth of the material;
3) the number and type of images that might be required;
4) the amount of formatting and depth of editing required;
5) the amount of research required;
6) other particular requests.
Of course, before any work begins, we would arrive at an understanding of the rate you will be paying for a particular project.
If you are local to me here in California (Oxnard, Ventura, or Camarillo), then we can possibly arrange to meet locally (at a coffee shop, for example). If you are a bit further out (such as in Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara County, or Los Angeles County), then I charge for time and travel costs. But we can also very conveniently meet via Zoom or some other video method.
I can send an email to invoice you for partial or full payment, depending on how our arrangement works out. You may use a credit card or arrange for a direct transfer of funds from your bank to mine.
That depends on several factors. First, we would agree on a due date. If there is a long timeline, I will keep you posted with updates. I may very well have questions along the way. If there is a change of scope, we will discuss the change and arrive at an understanding before work proceeds. Generally, higher rates would apply to requests with short timelines.
No, I proofread documents that are in Microsoft Word or PDF format. I can accept papers from anywhere in the world. We can communicate via email or phone if I have any questions regarding your document. When I am finished proofreading, I will send three versions of the document back to you: the original, the marked-up copy, and the “clean” (corrected) copy with no markups. You will have a chance to review all my corrections, suggestions, and any questions for you on the paper. When we are finished, I will send an invoice for the price that we agreed upon. If it is a very large project, I may request some payment up front.