Editing Services


Having graduated from the University of Derby in 2016 with a First Class Honours degree in Creative Writing, I have since had experience in proof-reading and editing works for independent authors and publishers.

You can find out more about recent projects on my events page.


Pricing depends on the nature of the project, length, and your request for turn-around time but rough figures are as follows:

General Proofreading

Roughly £1 per 1000 words/per poem.

This would include a full read-through with quick turn-around time and a detailed summary of general thoughts/suggestions.

Novel Editing

Price per chapter: £3-£5 depending on length.
Turn-around time: 3-5 chapters per week depending on length.

Poetry Editing

Price per poem: £3-5 depending on length.
Turn-around time: 3-5 poems per week.

Please note that prices may vary depending on the nature of the project/requests.

I charge for my editing on a weekly basis. For example, an 80,000 word novel with 30 chapters would be £20 weekly for 6 weeks (priced at £4 per chapter and five chapters a week). 

This is due to maintaining a balance in my workload but also it’s a great way to ensure that my customers are 100% satisfied with my services on a weekly basis before we move through following chapters. I’ve found that this method saves a lot of time and unnecessary stress!

Please feel free to get in touch by emailing me at ashleigh.marie.watson@gmail.com to talk through any of your queries. I look forward to working with you.