I prefer a fixed-price contract for editing services; this provides you with a final cost.
Below is a guide for what you can expect in my price quote. The final price quote will depend on many factors like the type of material and the level of editing needed. My editing rates are very competitive and provide you access to professional and affordable editing.
Freelance Book Editing Services
$.027–.035 per word
Line Edit / Heavy
$.037–.045 per word
Proofread / Light
$.019–.027 per word
Rates apply to full-length fiction and nonfiction manuscripts.
Rates for minibooks, children’s chapter books, etc. are slightly higher.
A 20 percent discount is given when you hire me to do a subsequent level of editing on a given manuscript.
Additional Editing Services
This editing service is for non-rhyming picture books containing less than 1,000 words. It is ideal for books that do not have designed pages yet. We will work together to strengthen the story and the writing; then we’ll focus on details like grammar and punctuation in later revisions.
This one-time fee includes:
- three to four rounds of revision, depending on the needs of the manuscript.
- brief editorial letters for the first two rounds of revision to provide additional guidance, explanation, and suggestions.
- one video call.
$.014 per word
My mini developmental editing service is a quick, affordable way for you to get professional feedback on your manuscript. I read the manuscript one time and write you a letter with general observations and suggestions on how to proceed. I do not make any suggestions or changes to the manuscript itself. This is not considered a level of editing for the 20 percent discount.
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start? This might be the spot. I will spend some time looking over your manuscript, write up some brief notes on the type of editing I think you need and why, we’ll talk about it, and then I’ll send you my notes and proposal for you to consider. If you go on to hire me for one of my main editing services, I will subtract $100 from the total price based on the full word count.
$100 per conversation
This is for my authors who are working on suggested revisions and starting to feel stuck. Send me the passage you’re wrestling with. I’ll take a look, and we’ll talk about some next steps.
$.14 per word
This style of editing will not work for books. But your website? A newspaper article? A blog post? A booklet? This is where you want to be. We'll quickly work through the material 2–3 times until it is ready to go; all revisions are included in the price.
Let me help you make your jacket copy shine! This editing service includes two rounds of revision.
This service includes title and subtitle options, a book summary, an “about the author” section, and a blurb that can be used in social media posts. Everything is written to engage your target audience. You will have an opportunity to review my first draft and give me feedback before everything is finalized. If I have not edited your book, I will ask you to provide me with the manuscript.