After several years as an editorial professional, I have developed a tool to help me to prepare quotes for clients, I call it my Edireckoner. The Edireckoner takes into account my rates for the different editorial services I offer, the length of the writing and whether the project being discussed is urgent. I’d be happy to send one to you, and to make it more useful, first I shall customize yours for your business (using your rates and services) if you like.

The Edireckoner will need you to have a working copy of Excel on your computer.

What are your rates (per thousand words) for the services you offer? I can fit about eight services in the Edireckoner. For example, you might charge £12 per 1,000 words for proofreading, or $10 per 1,000 words for manuscript critiques.

I can include your brand colour or just your favourite color. You could also give me a link to a logo or a picture of your kitten or whatever you like, it’s your Edireckoner. Tell me all about it below, or just leave it blank and I’ll send you a plain one.

You will receive an Edireckoner, an instruction leaflet and a link to a video on how to use the Edireckoner to prepare your bespoke quotes quickly.