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. After the first pass is complete and you have a solid revision plan, ongoing editing 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: Deposits paid by check can only be made for projects scheduled at least 45 days in advance of the anticipated start date. All checks must clear your bank before editing begins and before final edited manuscript is returned to you. Please contact me with questions.