New: Lower Prices and More Services!

Updated July 25, 2016

I’m constantly reviewing the freelance editing market, comparing fees and services in order to stay within “professional rates” while also staying competitive. On one hand, I want to be paid appropriately for my decades of experience, and range (not many folks have worked in news, academic editing, and commercial fiction – including self-publishing). On the other hand, I know that hiring an editor is an expense more writers need than can afford. Plus, what I get asked to do evolves over time, and some clients may not realize I can offer them a huge variety of help with their projects.

My current rates are:

Type of Work Rate Fee Per 10k Words Fee Per 50k Words
MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION  $30 per 10k words, flat fee  —  $150
Editing, developmental 1 cent per word  $100  $500
Editing, heavy copyediting 0.75 cents per word  $75  $375
Editing, simple copyediting 0.6 cents per word  $60  $300
PROOFREADING  0.3 cents per word  $30  $150
BETA READ under 5,000 words  $15 flat fee  —  —
BETA READ under 10,000 words $30 flat fee  —  —
Layout, print ready PDF  0.2 cents per word  $20  $100
Ebook creation  0.2 cents per word  $20  $100
INDEXING  $35 per 10k words  —  $175
(when not already included)
 $40 per hour  —  —
Two-part developmental package 1.5 cents per word  $150  $750
Two-part copyediting package  0.8 cents per word  $80  $400
Children’s book editing package $100 flat fee   —   —
Self-publishing package #1 0.4 cents per word  $40  $200
Self-publishing package #2  1 cent per word $100 $500

You can read more about my services here (including detailed descriptions of each service and package).

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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