Services and Rates
My services range from proofreading, to copyediting (light, medium, or heavy), to line editing, to manuscript evaluation, as well as formatting, book (interior) design, and transcription.
A standard manuscript page is double-spaced, Courier or Times Roman font, 250 words per page. What you see in your Word document probably contains more like 300-320 words. To get a better idea of what editing your project might cost, use the per-word rate shown in the table below.
Consider also that what you might call a light copy edit might be different than what I call a light copy edit. That’s why I prefer to work on a per-project basis. (If you’re not sure what type of editing you need, click here.) I will take a look at your manuscript and provide a sample edit of up to 1,000 words. From the sample edit, I’ll offer a proposal. If the proposal exceeds your budget but you like what you see in the sample and you want to work with me, we can discuss options for either a lighter edit or a longer term relationship to make your book the best it can be.
TYPE OF WORK ESTIMATED PACE RATE
Proofreading (very light) 8-12 ms pages/hour $35 per hour (about $0.015/word)
Editorial proofreading 5-10 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.02/word)
Light copy editing 5-10 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about
Medium copy editing 2-6 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.03/word)
Line or substantive (content) editing 1-4 ms pages/hour $40 per hour (about $0.04/word)
Developmental editing $50 per hour
Manuscript evaluation $50 per hour
Formatting and book design $40 per hour
Transcribing, typing, or other digital conversion to Word Varies $32 per hour