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.
|TYPE OF EDITING||Approximate per word rate*|
(performed after copy editing)
|Basic Copy Editing|
(basic grammar and spelling only)
Line / Stylistic Editing
|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 the material presented.
Proofreading – Checking final copy of an already copy-edited manuscript before print or publication.
Copy Editing – 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 the accuracy of facts and/or quotes by reference to original sources used by the 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.