Rates

You might think that lower prices means lower quality but that’s not the way I work.  I assure you that I will give your work as much consideration with this price as I would a higher price.  I want your book to be the best possible version.  I have lower prices because few people can afford to pay $1,000+ for a 120,000 word novel to be edited and I don’t believe that high quality work demands the going market rate, nor should lower pricing mean editing of a lesser quality.

 

Prices are subject to change without notice, but major changes will not go into effect without warning previous customers, and would not affect any ongoing projects.

 

Proofreading

$0.75 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

If you would like your blog posts, website, promotional emails, or newsletters proofread, contact me for a quote.

 

Copy Editing

(Remainders under 500 words will be rounded down to the next dollar.)
$1.50 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

 

Line Editing

(Remainders under 500 words will be rounded down to the next dollar.)
$3.00 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

 

Content/Developmental Editing

(Remainders under 500 words will be rounded down to the next dollar.)
$2.50 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

 

Critiquing

(Remainders under 500 words will be rounded down to the next dollar.)
$1.00 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

 

Comprehensive/Complete Edit

(Remainders under 500 words will be rounded down to the next dollar.)
$4.00 per 1,000 words, no matter how long your manuscript is.

 

Combination Edit

Two kinds of editing (e.g. line edit + proofread) = 10% discount
Three kinds of editing (e.g. critique + line edit + proofread) = 15% discount

 

 

How Payment Works

When you decide to hire me for your project, I’ll send you a contract to sign, and invoice you for the first part of the payment.

You pay me a deposit (usually approximately 50% of the fee) up front (via Paypal or mail me a check/money order), and send me the novel in .docx, .doc, .pages, or .rtf format.

[If your payment comes via check/money order, I will wait to start the edits until it has arrived.]

I complete the edits, return the manuscript document, and invoice you for the remainder of the fee.

 

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