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Before you read anything else, please remember that all rates are negotiable! Don't ever let a budget dissuade you from seeking an editor. Let's figure something out together.
For more about what each service includes and which one you should consider, please visit my Editing Services page.
I base my rates, roughly, on the standard rates outlined by the Editorial Freelance Association. Flat rates are always negotiable. The rate of pages per hour is subject to change based on the state of the manuscript. All changes will be disclosed in advance.
Please know that the ranges are to facilitate discussion. The actual cost of the services will be decided through our discussions.
Current editing service rates
Manuscript evaluation - $30 per hour.
Developmental/line editing - $40 to $50 per hour; 2 to 6 pages per hour. This requires multiple passes.
Heavy copy editing - $40 to $45 per hour; 4 to 8 pages per hour. This requires multiple passes.
Copy editing - $30 per hour; 7 to 12 pages per hour. This requires multiple passes.
Proofreading - $25 per hour; 10 to 15 pages per hour.
Pitch perfecting - $50; includes one tweet-length pitch and one longer pitch.
Query letter - $75 base cost; $15 for each additional personalization.
**Please note that, per the standard within the publishing industry, a "page" is firmly defined as 250 words (standard serif font, 12 pt., double-spaced). All rates/paces will be calculated using this standard.
Any services that require multiple passes will be assess with a faster pace for each pass after the first.