You can hire me for editing, research, and writing services, in English as well as Dutch. My services are described below, and you can contact me for more information.
In short, my rates are as follows (please note that I have a minimum charge of €100):
To be discussed with the client.
Proofreading: 1.5 eurocents a word.
Formatting: 2 cents a word.
Copyediting/Language editing: 2.5 eurocents a word.
Developmental editing: 4 eurocents a word.
20 cents a word.
If you are an individual located within the EU, I have to charge 21% VAT on top of these rates. Outside the EU, the VAT is not charged.
A detailed description of each service, plus rates, can be found below.
You can hire me for any research services: academic, market, or corporate. Because research is a skill, I work in any area in the social sciences, but note that my areas of expertise include urban and human geography, urban studies, gentrification, the financialization of housing, real estate and urban space, as well as Middle East studies. I can provide you with a state-of-the-art literature review, or an answer to a specific question that requires some research. I can also conduct fieldwork and interviews. Contact me to discuss the details of your request, and we can make a plan together!
Proofreading is a final check before a text goes to print/is submitted to the publisher. It is often done on PDFs. I thoroughly check your text for typos, grammar, and punctuation errors. I make sure the references are formatted correctly and that the headings and page numbers are in the right place.
I can format your manuscript according to the requirements set forth by your publisher. For example, I can format references according to a certain citation style, or make sure the text is formatted with certain page margins and headers. The rate for this form of editing is dependent on the amount of work involved, and will be discussed when you contact me with your request.
Copyediting and language editing occur after developmental editing, which I explain below. I will check your manuscript for correctness (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage), accuracy (of information, visuals, numbers), consistency (in style, referencing, terminology, presentation) and completeness (in terms of information, referencing, and copyright/permissions). Copyediting does not look at the bigger structure or the content of the manuscript, but focuses on the sentence- and word-levels of the text. I apply a style guide or reference style if required. I improve the structure of sentences and remove “false friends” and other common errors that are often made by authors whose first language isn’t English.
This is the heaviest form of editing, and is also referred to as “structural editing.” If you are you stuck, or need help revising or continuing your work, you might need developmental editing. I evaluate the entire draft in terms of style, content, structure, argument, coherence, and consistency. I can suggest a complete restructuring, point out weaknesses in your argument, and suggest improvements overall in terms of writing style and content. If you have a manuscript that discusses a topic within the range of my expertise, I can also suggest improvements and additional literature that can strengthen your argument.
Do you need an article on a specific topic? Are you planning to write your memoirs, but feel like you are in need of a ghostwriter? Or have you conducted a survey and are now stuck with a large dataset and a bunch of questions and hypotheses? I can help you turn your ideas, data or questions into a written piece. I can analyze large datasets and turn them into a readable report. I can construct a book out of your memories. Or maybe you need an experienced co-author to work on a piece together? Whatever it is, contact me with your project and let’s see if I can help!