My rates are negotiable and dependent upon the work to be done, and are not proposed until after a review of the manuscript or draft. The range is generally $35–60 per hour with a one-hour minimum, or $.01–.05 (one to five cents) per word with a $35 minimum.

The primary factor affecting my fee proposal is the level of edit that you choose. Light editing services include correcting spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation. Medium editing services include light editing tasks, plus checking for consistency and clarity, applying specific format and style guide requirements, giving style and content notes, and creating a style sheet. Heavy/line editing services include light and medium editing tasks, plus shifting and polishing the provided words and thoughts until they are in their best order, tense, and voice, just as you the author had always intended. While I will make a recommendation for the level of edit needed on your manuscript, the choice of level applied is yours.


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