If you’ve spent much time researching freelance editors, you’ll know that there is a broad spectrum of editorial services and specialties—and a corresponding range of price options. My goal is to offer reasonable rates that balance a writer’s budget with the value I add to a project.
Book Manuscripts and Dissertations
Each manuscript has unique needs, which is why I’ll base my quote on a sample of your writing and a general overview of your book. This helps me to understand what your project needs and enables me to form a precise quote, and it allows you to see the quality of my work before committing to my services. I understand how important your manuscript is to you, and I want you to be comfortable with choosing me as your editor. I do not charge a fee to evaluate your writing sample.
Upon reviewing your sample, I’ll give you an estimated timeline and price quote. I’ll offer you the choice between an hourly rate and a per-page rate. If you choose an hourly rate, you’ll pay only for the time I spend editing. If you choose a per-page rate, you’ll know your cost for the entire project up front. Payment terms and schedules will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Academic Projects (e.g., essays, book reviews, journal articles)
Fees for academic projects are based on each project’s total word count, which includes all tables, figures, footnotes, bibliography entries, and appendixes. Your deadline and the complexity of your project also have a bearing on my rate. When contacting me for a quote for pricing and turnaround time, please include your document so that I may review it and provide a precise estimate. Full payment is required up front for these projects.
For our mutual convenience and security, I invoice projects using PayPal.