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.

Prices below are in Canadian dollars (CAD$).

TYPE OF EDITINGApproximate per word rate*
Manuscript Critique
(Editorial Assessment)
$0.014
Proofreading
(performed after copy editing)
$0.01
Basic Copy Editing$0.016
Content / Developmental Editing$0.02
Original writing;
Rewriting
$0.05
Picture and Art Research$50/hr 
Fact Checking
Research & Reference Checking
$50/hr 
Communication,
Consultation, Meetings
$40/hr 

* 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.

Proofreading
Checking final copy of an already copy-edited manuscript before print or publication.

Copy Editing
Editing for basic grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of language.

Content / Developmental Editing
Also called line editing. Clarifying and/or reorganizing a manuscript 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. 

Discounts

Volume discounts are available for multiple projects. Get a quote.