Rates for Professional Editing
Many people offering author services don’t publish rates, arguing that competition should be based on quality, not price.
I wholeheartedly agree with that, but as a professional I also believe in transparency and not wasting people’s time. My prices, which compare favorably with industry standard rates, are as follows:
SINGLE EDIT SOLUTION – RECOMMENDED for INDIE AUTHORS, and includes full copyediting plus selective line editing:
2 .5c/word and up* (depending on material)
Full line editing
3.0c/word and up (depending on material)
2.0c/word and up (depending on material)
Proofreading: 2c/word and up, depending on material ($100 job minimum)
Print formatting: $300 and up, depending on length and complexity
All published rates are in US dollars (USD)
Interested in professional editing? Unsure which editing service you require? Contact me using the contact form or email me at dariowriter (at-sign) gmail (dot) com to discuss your goals and needs directly.
*With any project over 10,000 words, I’ll need to see the entire ms. to determine the degree of work involved and quote a firm price. In the case of full novels (over 60k words), I provide you with a free edited sample of the first 2,500 words. If you like my work and the price is acceptable, terms are 50% on commission and full balance on completion.