At all times, I try to keep editing costs as low as possible. I will also advise you immediately should costs change during a project.
Rates are based on those published by the Editorial Freelancers Association. Prices below are in Canadian dollars (CAD$).
|TYPE OF EDITING||Approximate per word rate*|
(performed after copy editing)
|Basic Copy Editing|
(basic grammar and spelling only)
|Line / Stylistic Editing||$0.04|
|Picture and Art Research||$50/hr|
Research & Reference Checking
* These are approximate rates. The work necessary to complete different jobs can vary due to multiple factors, such as writing quality.
Types of Editing
Manuscript Critique / Editorial Assessment
Fiction: Extensive feedback on plot, pacing, structure, setting, themes, characters and relationships, and other story elements.
Nonfiction: Extensive feedback on structure and organization, clarity, consistency, authenticity and the strength of material presented.
Checking final copy of an already copy-edited manuscript before print or publication.
Editing for basic grammar, spelling, punctuation. Does not alter other aspects of language or voice.
Line / Stylistic Editing
Clarifying and/or reorganizing language for content and structure. Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, smoothing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing. May include checking for consistency of details, checking reading level, and improving language and clarity.
Original Writing / Rewriting
Creating a new manuscript or parts of a manuscript, perhaps on the basis of content and research supplied by an author. Extensively revising an existing manuscript. May include research or original material.
Picture and Art Research
Locating suitable photos and/or artwork. May include obtaining camera-ready reproductions; preparing descriptions, working sketches and/or artist’s references or co-ordinates for illustrations, maps and diagrams; supervising production of final artwork; obtaining releases from and/or conducting financial negotiations with picture sources and artists; preparing labels, captions and sources.
Fact Checking, Research & Reference Checking
Checking accuracy of facts and/or quotes by reference to original sources used by author and/or from other sources.
Rush Service – +25%
For projects which need to be completed with a very quick turnaround. Additional cost subject to change based on how fast the turnaround time needs to be.
Volume discounts are available for multiple projects. Get a quote.