I provide freelance editing services for almost any genre or style of writing. My rate is $40 per hour. I like to see a sample of the piece you would like me to edit and its word count so I can determine my fee before I finalise our contract, but for most works my rates equate to approximately:

  • 1c per word for proofreading
  • 2c per word for copy editing
  • 4c per word for structural editing

To determine my fees specific to your piece and my current availability, feel free to contact me via email. I'm happy to answer any questions.


"I have worked with Alayna a couple of times now, and I can see her being my Editor to-go-to for many years to come! Her work is very thorough and detailed, and her communication is professional and punctual, but without losing the humanity that gives editing its soul!"

- Cuauhtemoc Moreno
Innovation Developer and Game Designer

Relevant Qualifications and Experience:

I am Chief Editor of the University of the Sunshine Coast Journal of Arts and Business.

I am currently studying a Doctorate of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

I have completed a Bachelor of Arts (English and SOSE) and a Bachelor of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Components completed during these programs include courses of study in editing, literary analysis, and laws relevant to writing professionals, all of which assist me when completing editing contracts. Below is a portion of my academic transcript, showing my final grades in two editing courses that I have completed.

I have also completed Write101x: English Grammar and Style—a MOOC designed by the University of Queensland in cooperation with edX—and achieved the following results.