Quick Guide to Estimated Costs
Developmental Editing, $3.50 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $700. 85,000 words/340 pages: $1,190. 110,000 words/440 pages: $1,540.
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, $3.00–$4.00 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $600–$800. 85,000 words/340 pages: $1,020–$1,360. 110,000 words/440 pages: $1,320–$1,760.
Please note: Your copyediting rate will be discounted to $2.70 per page if I have already line-edited your project.
Proofreading, $2.50 per page
50,000 words/200 pages: $500. 85,000 words/340 pages: $850. 110,000 words/440 pages: $1,100.
Please note: This service is only offered for projects that have already been copyedited (not necessarily by me) and are accompanied by a complete style guide and word list.
Manuscript Critique, $2.00 per page for the first 200 pages (50,000 words). $1.00 per page for each additional page up to 440 pages. If your book is longer than 440 pages (110,000 words), each additional page is $2.00.
50,000 words/200 pages: $400. 85,000 words/340 pages: $540. 110,000 words/440 pages: $640.
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.
Shorter Projects: All projects between 120 pages (30,000 words) and 199 pages (49,750 words) are charged at an hourly rate of $45 for any service, rather than by the page or word. This includes novellas or partial manuscript critiques. Please note: Due to a high volume of projects, I am currently unable to fit projects under 120 pages into my editing schedule.
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.