When Every Word Matters

Ideas are valuable. They deserve to be communicated well. On those important occasions when the sophistication of your written English is paramount, it’s worth checking that your text is clear and eloquent before it’s submitted or made public.

Improving Your English

You’d like your writing to be comprehensive and meaningful. It may be that English isn’t your first language and you know your work requires editing. Equally you may have asked for help with a translation that you think a professional English language editor should now check. If you’ve always struggled with certain aspects of your written English, you could also learn from the process of its transformation through editing.

How I Can Help

Writing is at its best when it’s a joy to read. As a writer and editor, I understand the skill and attention required to develop writing that is both creative and well-structured. Having worked in commercial publishing, education and the arts, I’m well versed in diverse writing styles. Whether you have a personal statement, a script, a catalogue or a journal article to finalise, I will focus on your specific needs, as well as those of your audience, making considered and necessary alterations to spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary.

Over the past five years, I have worked with:

  • Scriptwriters and Directors (film treatments, subtitles, director’s notes)
  • Academics (papers, international conference material, lecture notes)
  • Scientists (journal articles)
  • Artists (exhibition statements, performance texts)
  • Creative Writers (bi-lingual texts)
  • Musicians (concert notes)
  • Local Authorities (publicity material)

Brief Biography

  • Native Speaker, British citizen, born in England
  • Author, Farming for the Landless, Platin Press, London, 2015
  • Commercial Editor and Copy Writer, Financial Times and Haymarket Publishing, London
  • University Lecturer, University of Westminster, University of Hertfordshire and University of the Arts London
  • English Teacher, Austria, Italy and Turkey (adult learning at all levels of Common European Framework)
  • Independent Publisher and Exhibiting Artist, UK, Germany and Italy
  • P. G. Cert, Teaching in Higher Education
  • MA, Royal College of Art, London
  • portfolio
    academic book, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019
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    website text, PutYourLightsOn, 2019
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    Mount Kenya booklet, University of Innsbruck and Austria Alpine Club, 2018
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    website text, ForAlps, Eurac, 2018
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    article, Ben Croker, PutYourLightsOn, 2018
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    ad campaign subtitles, 'The Prince', Un Ponte Per, 2017
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    catalogue, Stazione di Topolò Postaja Topolove, 2017
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    scientific paper, Mindfulness, 2017
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    art project proposal, A Land Overseas (Il Paese delle Terre d'Oltremare), 2017
  • portfolio
    film synopses, International Terraced Landscape Association, 2016


Each piece of writing will receive a bespoke quote. All standard editing prices are based on an average level of written competency, the number of characters in each text and the amount of time available to complete the work. Should your text require rewriting, you will be advised immediately and quoted accordingly. Detail of express editing services and company rates are available on request.

The following is a price guide for private editing jobs based on a standard page containing 1,500 characters with spaces:

  • up to 4 pages, max. 6,000 characters, edited in 2 working days, 32
  • 5-10 pages, edited in 2 working days, €7.50 per page, from €37.50
  • 11-20 pages, edited in 3 working days, €7.00 per page, from €77
  • 21-50 pages, edited in 4 working days, €6.50 per page, from 136.50
  • 51-100 pages, edited in 7 working days, €6 per page, from 306
  • one-off administration cost for each job €10


Step One

Your English text is complete and you would like it edited. To receive a bespoke quote, please email:

  • your entire text or a 10-page sample as a word or pdf attachment to info@sarahwaring.co.uk
  • any style guide you might be following
  • your deadline
  • a note of the length of your text (as characters with spaces)

If you are a new client, you will receive a brief correction sample with your quote at this stage.

Step Two

To confirm the job, simply respond via email. The time allocated to complete your edit will begin as soon as your confirmation and entire text are received. Jobs that cost over €100 may require partial payment in advance at this stage.

Once complete, you will be sent your full edit with a brief advisory note about the main corrections to your writing via email.

Step Three

Payment needs to be received within 21 days from the work's completion.

Client Testimonials

“Sarah was a pleasure to work with and I can highly recommend her work.”
Ben Croker

“Thank you for your great work! It’s a pleasure to learn this way.”
Massimo Mucchiut, Un Ponte Per


Email: info@sarahwaring.co.uk