Editing Rates

The final project cost is based on a per word count (with a minimum of $25 per project). You’ll be happy to find my rates are at the low end of or lower than industry standards.

Proofreading: $0.01 per word

Copyediting: $0.016 per word

Substantive content editing: $0.025 per word

Fact Checking: $30 per hour

Formatting Footnotes/Endnotes/Bibliographies: $30 per hour

E-book conversion and print book formatting: Click here for more information and rates

In order to deliver the best final product for manuscripts, I recommend proofreading in addition to copyediting or content editing. For clients choosing more than one service for a project, I give a 10% discount.

For all services, I’ll do a no-cost, no-obligation sample edit of several pages in order to determine the level of editing required. If you agree with my evaluation and editing style and choose to proceed, I’ll provide a contract for the project, which will include a time frame for completion. I require a 50% down payment before editing begins, with the balance due at the completion of the project.

Payments can be made through PayPal or Stripe or by mailing a check. An online payment service fee of 3% will be added to the invoice for paying online with a debit or credit card. However, you may deduct the 3% online fee by submitting an electronic check through Stripe or by sending a check, payable to “Elizabeth Smith,” to the address on the emailed invoice.

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