Let’s go over the pricing-related details.
Estimates are always free. For a no-obligation project estimate, fill out my contact form or email me at email@example.com.
I charge by the hour for my nonfiction editing services. Here are my starting hourly rates for each service:
- The Encourager—starting at $35 per hour
- The Fly-Through—starting at $35 per hour
- The Fine-Toothed Comb—starting at $40 per hour
- The Professional Opinion—starting at $40 per hour
- The Whole Shebang—starting at $50 per hour
To come up with a total cost for your project, there are several factors we’ll consider together:
- your choice of editing service,
- the type of writing,
- the quality of the writing,
- the size of the project, and
- the project deadline.
For reference, on average, I can do basic copy editing on 5-7 pages per hour. (A manuscript page is widely considered 250 words.) More complex work will take more time.
No project is too small, but I charge a minimum fee of $35 for each project—so I encourage you to send me enough to keep me busy for at least $35 worth of work.
I’m happy to accommodate rush projects as my schedule allows. For projects requiring a faster turnaround time, a charge equal to 20% of the total project cost is added to the final bill.
A deposit may be required for large projects before I begin work (50% of the total estimated project cost). If a deposit is required for your project, I’ll let you know this when I present you with the project estimate.
To apply a discount code to your project, mention the code when you get in touch and I’ll apply it to your invoice.
I accept payments through PayPal, a secure online payment site. I’ll simply email you an invoice once a project is completed, and edited files will be delivered upon receipt of payment.
Making a payment
Ready to pay an invoice? Let’s go to PayPal.
Now that that’s all out of the way—