Jay edits native and ESL documents including:

Academic articles, abstracts,  website content, news and magazine articles, essays, business documents, signs, reports, advertisements, textbooks, and more. 


Copyediting consists of checking your document for basic grammatical and usage errors. Jay will check:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary and spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Citations 
  • Formatting
  • Conciseness
  • Consistency
  • Clarity

Prices vary depending on the length of the document and whether it needs light, medium, or heavy editing. Typically Jay charges either a flat, per-job fee for shorter edits, or, for longer documents (books, articles), $0.011 cents per word for a light edit to $.016 for a heavy edit.

For very short edits like abstracts, Jay requires a minimum price of $40.

Content Editing

Content editing includes copyediting services plus feedback on more subjective features of a work like:

  • Argument development
  • Effective transitions
  • Awkward or confusing language
  • Repeated words or information
  • Fact checking
  • Consistent voice
  • Clichés
  • And much more

Similar to copyediting, prices vary. Typically Jay charges a flat, per-job fee for shorter edits, or $.016 to $.019 per word for longer edits.

Jay's Specializations

While Jay has experience editing a wide variety of documents, he has particular expertise in editing:

  • Academic articles
    • humanities and sciences
  • Abstracts
    • humanities and sciences
  • Business documents 
    • From signs to reports
  • Tabletop and digital game copy
    • Instructions, narrative and more

What To Do?

Contact Jay to discuss your project and receive a price and time estimate. 

For payment, Jay uses Paypal or bank transfers. We can discuss payment options during the consultation. For longer edits,  Jay requires a deposit upfront and subsequent payments during the editing process. For shorter edits, clients typically pay either all upfront or 75% upfront and 25% at the end.