Editing for Copywriters

As a former attorney, my attention to detail means I’ll spot all those little mistakes that you are just too close to the project to see. 

And as a copywriter, I know when you need to break the rules to nail brand voice, conversion, or voice of customer.



Developmental edits

If you’re struggling with the format or flow of your argument, you might need someone to look at your first draft.
A big-picture edit works on content and clarity, with a guaranteed second edit to polish

Line edits

This is where we focus on voice and the detail of word choice, repetitiveness, and the flow sentence to sentence. Can be done with a developmental edit or with a copy edit.

Copy Edits

This is what you probably imagined when you came looking for an editor! Make sure your work is polished and free of typos, grammar problems, and punctuation issues.

Pricing – it can be tricky

I know, I know. You want me to give you a nice easy cost per page.

 I want to do that too, believe me. It would make things sooooo much easier.

But I can’t. This work depends on a lot of variables, like how much editing is involved, how much input you need, and how much work you need me to do, both on a one-off project and ongoing.

So, much as I hate to do this, my copyediting works on a set hourly fee.


When I work with copywriters on multiple projects a month (and that’s most of them once they see the value I can add to their final draft) then I invoice at the end of the month.

Editing for Copywriters

for every level of editing
$ 125 hourly
  • minimum 1 hour
  • rounded to nearest hour
  • invoiced monthly


"An exceptional editor is not only a copywriter's best friend and greatest asset but also rare to find. Luckily, we found Gillian (via another copywriter, no less!) and have quickly made her an integral part of every project we work on. The thing about Gill is that while other editors may just edit and do a good job ... Gillian does all of that AND she helps you be a better copywriter. She brings her multi-dimensional expertise as a brand voice expert, copywriter, and editor and uses them to transform not only what you've already written but also what you will write in the future. Plus, she's communicative, responsible, and an absolute joy to work with. You'll never worry about missing deadlines with Gill on your side. We're SO glad she's part of our tiny but mighty team at Content Bistro."
Prerna and Mayank Malik of Copy Bistro
Prerna & Mayank Malik
Copy Bistro
Gill took me from eyes glazed over eyes from staring at my own copy to shining a perfect spotlight on the areas I missed. She had an eye for keeping with my voice, tone and message in the forefront of her suggestions in a way that was fast and easy to understand. If you need a quick win with your copy, go chat with Gill right away.
Sarah Talbert
Copywriter and strategist
Working with Gillian was a pleasure. Her attention to detail is exquisite. She has great communication and quick turnaround. I learned so much by simply getting an editing job done. Working with her made me feel confident about myself as she is very supportive. She is professional and caring. And I found her service really helpful! I highly recommend her!
Anna Seewald
Podcast Host of Authentic Parenting