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Estimates of times and costs[1]

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Elapsed time for an average-length research paper (~40 pages of double-spaced A4, including figures and tables; approx 10,000 words) is usually about two weeks, if I’m free.[2]
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However, work is often booked ahead of time, and it is strongly recommended that authors contact me at least six weeks before a draft is ready, if assistance is likely to be required urgently.  
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Late arrival of a booked document will be taken to free me to work first on the next document to arrive. 
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Recent research papers have mostly cost in the region of £275 +/ £100, based on a figure of £30 per chargeable hour (i.e. excluding administration and time spent familiarising with material that an experienced editor can be expected to know).  
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The charges for London-based doctoral candidates’ PhD theses, following free advice on preparation of material, are currently £20 per chargeable hour, with follow-up consultation meetings free of charge.


[1] Amendments to late-stage Revise & Resubmits, for either method above, possibly including copies of letters to the editor and reviewers, and accounting for specific journal style, requiring special care, can take longer than usual.
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[2] For the present, the service is provided in spare time, in parallel with a full-time job.