strong copy - julia deakin, writer
words with zest
agency-trained copywriter - freelance 16 years - extensive experience in business and education - plain English specialist - reasonable rates


Charges are in line with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders current recommended minimum hourly rates.

Copy-editing (paper) £19.00
On-screen copy-editing £20.50
Substantial editing and rewriting £23.00
Proofreading, simple indexing £17.50
Project management £25.25

Projects are individually priced and billed, with all fees agreed beforehand. Where additional work or changes to the brief will affect costs, this too will be discussed and agreed in advance. As a guide, copywriting fees are based on £40 per hour, or £250 per 7.5 hour day, for work from home or within a 50 mile radius.

Discounts are available for advance weekly bookings. Late cancellations will incur a 17.5% fee.

Evening, weekend or very quick turnaround is charged, by prior agreement, at £80/hr. As my clients know, however, I am flexible and reasonable.

What type of writing do you require?
If you're not sure which of the above categories your project falls into, please contact me for free, no-obligation advice.

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Julia Deakin is a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.