In need of proofreading?
Or translation services?
Then you've found the right page!
Jay is thorough, reliable and worth the price.
Jay has over 10 years of experience in proofreading and translating under their proverbial belt. Whether professional or personal documents and texts, Jay's talent for expressing ideas and captivating readers will benefit you and your individual project.Contact me
Testimonials – what previous clients say
Every text is different. This is why I don't charge per word, but per hour. A text with limited errors requires more time and effort on my part than if it were dotted with mistakes.
A light or full edit requires more time than simple proofreading. Translations differ from project to project. That's why I feel a lot more comfortable charging per hour. I note down my times in 15-minute increments. This of course requires trust on your part. Alternatively, I'm happy to agree on a fixed fee for any given project if you prefer.
1. What's the process to hire Jay?
Simply send your requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include information as to what services you require and add your document(s) so that I can check the project’s scope. I will then tell you how much time I estimate the work to take. Either we agree on an hourly wage (27€ before taxes) or we agree upon a flat fee.
2. Why doesn't Jay charge per word?
I have always been uncomfortable with the practice of charging per word. A text with less mistakes will be less work than one with many errors. Editing takes more time than simple proofreading. My solution: I charge per hour. Thank you for understanding! – Jay
3. What's better, flat fee or per hour?
Thanks to extensive experience, my estimates are quite reliable. So you won’t be in for unfortunate surprises when you choose to pay per hour. I track my work-time in 15-minute intervals. In case you opt for a flat fee, you will know for certain beforehand how much my work will cost you. I’m fine either way – both is fair to all parties involved, in my opinion.
4. Can you give examples for flat fees?
Resume, up to three pages – 25 €
Cover letter, up to two pages – 25 € proofreading, 30€ light edit, 35€ full edit
Essays, reports and other documents, per page – 25 € proofread, 30€ light edit, 35€ full edit
Translation of a resume/CV, up to three pages – 45 €
Translation of a cover letter, up to two pages – 55€
Other texts and documents – negotiable
5. How long is the turnaround?
Turnaround depends on the extent of the documents involved and my current workload. Usually, turnaround is 48 hours, i.e. two work days. Rush orders are possible for an added 25% of the final fee before taxes.
6. Can I get a rush order?
Usually, turnaround is 48 hours, i.e. two work days. Rush orders are possible for an added 25% of the final fee before taxes.
7. In which format should I send my documents?
I accept all common formats, such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Pages, OpenOffice and of course pdf.
With .doc/.docx/.pages/.odt formats, I work with the “track changes” function. This way you can see what I changed and either accept them or discard them.
With pdf-formats, my comments can be found within the pdf. In case you wish to have the comments in a separate document, please let me know beforehand.
In case your question hasn’t been answered yet, don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you and will do my best to clarify!
Jay Pendragon is a freelance screenwriter, writer and copy writer. They have been proofreading and translating on the side for over 10 years. From ‘pimping’ cover letters to summing up chapters from textbooks in bullet points, helping with presentations or essays, Jay brings the experience you need – as well as fun when writing!