Are you seeking quality editing for a fair price?

Would you appreciate someone who has your word-back, highlighting when you:

  • use the wrong there/their, stationery/stationary, affect/effect
  • should have a full-stop in place of a comma
  • are missing quotation marks
  • are using a passive voice
  • use some words too often
  • are somewhat redundant
  • use words like very that can be replaced by stronger ones…

And/or would you appreciate suggestions and support regarding the bigger picture where your story or novel is concerned? Or stylistic advice, developmental assistance, anything and everything to help your words be their best?


Well, Economy Edits is the place for you, created to help any writer on a budget.

All writers benefit from using an editor, but it is difficult it is to find someone who:

  • connects with you
  • understands your work
  • and is affordable

This is where I can help. :)

I have been a senior editor at Economy Edits since early 2014, working with many clients who have all returned to use my services. I have been an indie writer/editor since 1987, writing over twenty-five novels, six screenplays, a handful of TV pilots, and hundreds of short stories. Plus, I have co-edited online and print publications, and was a copywriter.

I am constantly working with some wonderful authors, and some of their testimonials can be found on that page.

Because that connection is important, I offer a FREE 500 word sample edit.  Email me 500 words of your fiction, with an indication of what & where it is (part of a short story, a part-chapter of a 70,000 word romance/horror novel etc), and I will review it as I would a paid request. You can see how I work and decide if you think we might be a good fit. Then email me more and we can take it from there.

Also, I will happily edit your web content, be it business or blog-based. In fact, we will happily review and quote an editing price for anything you could create. I also offer a beta reading reading service where I will read, review and critique your story/novel and offer suggestions. This would be half the price of an edit. And for first-time authors I offer a larger sample edit, although this is charged at full-price.

With shorter pieces, be it fiction, non-fiction, bio or blog, once paid, I would complete no less than 5k per 24-48 hour period.

Please try me.


Fees and plans

Rates are negotiable, but I currently offer my thorough and comprehensive notes and suggestions for just £4 (or $6) per 1000 words. This means your 50k novel will be edited and returned to you for just £200/$300.

If you are scheduling more than three months in advance, a non-refundable £40/$60 deposit is required to hold your dates. However, this will be offset against the final fee.

A 50% down payment should be paid before I begin the edit, with the 50% remaining balance paid before the completed work is returned.

Monthly payment plans are available, so long as the above criteria/deadlines are met. I understand it can be difficult to find even these low fees in one payment, so instalments are an option. Contact me for more information.

Anything shorter than 10k should be paid in full upon submission.

All payments can be made by WesternUnion, MoneyGram or PayPal.


I look forward to working with you, and helping you draw the absolute best from your words.

Please feel free to contact me at


5 thoughts on “Services

  1. fanae

    My English is not very great, so when I was translating text for my friend, I knew I can’t give him it in the “quality” I produced.
    Fortunately David Burton offered me his help with edit and I was super happy. He not only edited grammar and obvious things, but he rewrote all of my horrible frazing and.. well, everything and the quality was more than great.
    Thank you, I am really happy and I will deffinetly use services of economy edits again!



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