My rates are competitive, and my service tailored to meet your needs. If you email me with an outline of the project at ze.talkhani@gmail.com, I will respond by email – and always within 48 hours (Monday to Friday).

Manuscript assessment

In-depth Report: £9.00 per 1,000 words

This includes a comprehensive report that covers all aspects of the manuscript in full detail. Often used by authors obtaining their first report. Typically 14-18 pages. This is not capped, and I will include all information I consider relevant at each stage.

In-depth Report plus Annotation: £10.00 per 1,000 words

This service is suitable for writers who would like the editorial report (as above) to be supported by detailed annotation on the manuscript.

Both services include free assessment of synopsis and cover letter.

Copy-editing and Proofreading

I charge £30 per hour for copy-editing and proofreading work and I usually read through 4000 words in an hour for copy-editing. I cover around 3000 words an hour when I’m proofreading.


Are you ready to submit? This package will help you make that important first impression. For £180, this services includes submissions cover letter, synopsis, and opening 3 chapters. I’ll also help you review the list of literary agents and publishers are you applying to and suggest new ones.


Payment is usually by online transfer. If you’d prefer an alternative payment method, just let me know.

Turn-around Time

It usually takes 6-8 weeks from receipt of payment plus manuscript. This is advised at the time of submission and can be further discussed if you have a deadline to meet.

Quote for Creative Motivation, Legal Issues and mentorships and support with self-publishing are available on request. Please email me at ze.talkhani@gmail.com to discuss your ideas and negotiate a reasonable fees for the services. I also undertake research projects and can assist with your research at a fixed daily rate (available on application).