Quick Guide to Estimated Costs
Developmental Editing, $5.00 per page
For one full first pass of a novel that falls at 50,000–100,000 words: $1,000–$2000. Ongoing editing after the first pass is charged at an hourly rate of $50.
Line-editing, $4.00–$6.00 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $800–$1,200. 85,000 words/340 pages: $1,360–$2,400. 110,000 words/440 pages: $1,760–$2,640.
Add a manuscript critique for an additional $400.
Copyediting, $2.70–$4.00 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $540–$800. 85,000 words/340 pages: $918–$1,360. 110,000 words/440 pages: $1,188–$1,760.
Proofreading, price varies
Please contact me to discuss your project and receive a quote.
Manuscript Critique, $2.00 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $400. 85,000 words/340 pages: $680. 110,000 words/440 pages: $880.
Page Length: The industry-standard page length is 250 words per page. All project fees will be calculated using this as the basis for determining page number.
Reservations and Deposit: For projects estimated to cost $500 or greater, a deposit of $200 is required upon scheduling to confirm, hold, and guarantee a reservation. For projects estimated to cost less than $500, the full fee is required upon scheduling to confirm, hold, and guarantee a reservation. Deposits are refundable with a 30-day notice. All payments can be made through Intuit QuickBooks online invoicing, wire transfer (with an additional fee), or check. Please note: Reservation deposits paid by check can only be made for projects scheduled at least 45 days in advance of the anticipated start date.