Cost and Payment

Clients can pay via PayPal (credit card) or by wire transfer. Both are swift, reliable and secure. Payment must always be confirmed if you wish me to proceed with your work.

Prices are based on the type of services (editing, translation) you choose (details below), the length of your document (word count), and how quickly you need it returned to you (turnaround time). Fees and terms, and turnaround times, will be discussed in advance and must be confirmed by you before I start working on your project. Rush service can be accommodated for a surcharge, please inquire.
For more information on how word count and turnaround time is calculated, see FAQs.


English Editing Service/Scientific Manuscript Editing

A breakdown of the prices for my editing service, including complementary services, as well as approximated turnaround time, is indicated below. Please consider 1-2 days delivery for complementary editing services.

Service Price (EUR) Notes
Proofreading 0.02-0.03 p/word
Copyediting 0.04-0.05 p/word
Substantive editing 0.06-0.08 p/word
Future revisions See My Discounts section
Cover letter editing 50 p/manuscript INCLUDED FOR FREE with Substantive editing service
Response letter editing 50 p/manuscript


Length of document Delivery (within)
Abstract or < 1000 words 1-2 business days
Standard scientific manuscript (2500 words) 3-5 business days
2500 < 5000 words 7 business days
5000 < 10000 words 10 business days
10000 + words To be negotiated


Translation Service

The rates for my translation service, which depend on the language pairing (i.e. if Italian is the source or target language), as well as approximated turnaround time, is indicated below. With every project, large or small, I perform a quality check to ensure that the document is error-free and the format has been maintained. One to two additional days may be necessary for verification.

Language pairing Price (EUR)
EN>IT 0.05-0.06 p/word
IT>EN 0.07-0.09 p/word


Length of document Delivery (within)
< 500 words 6 h
1000-2000 words 36 h
> 2000 words 1500 words p/day



Payment Options

Clients can pay via PayPal (credit card) or by wire transfer. Both are swift, reliable and secure.

Payment must be confirmed for me to proceed with your work. Once I have received this confirmation (please note that wire transfers may require an additional 2-5 days to be processed), your deadline will be amended accordingly and I will begin working on your document. For larger projects, compensation can be paid at predetermined points corresponding to progress (start, mid-way, end) on the job.

Please note that if you pay using a bank wire transfer you will have to request bank account details from me to complete the wire transfer and your bank will charge you a fee for doing so. Additionally, you are also responsible for all transfer fees that originate from my bank if you are based outside Italy or do not belong to the list of countries that are part of the jurisdictional scope of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Schemes. Transfer fees sum up to 30.00 EUR and will always be indicated in your estimate as an additional cost.

The invoice will be sent, together with your document, when the job is complete (for short projects) or at certain stages (for larger projects).