After we have reviewed your manuscript, or a sample chapter of your manuscript, we will contact you promptly to discuss your expectations and the scope of the project. Based on that information, we will give you an estimate of the costs.

We are flexible. We are willing to bill by the hour, by the project, by the word, or by the page — whichever you prefer. (The industry standard for a manuscript page is 250 words.)

Our rates are based on industry averages, as measured by surveys conducted by the Editorial Freelancers Association.

The cost of having your manuscript edited will depend on the scope and nature of the work, the time frame of the assignment, the degree of special expertise required, and other factors. We can, however, give you some ballpark estimates:

A 15-page story, article, or website, for example, would cost between $100 and $150. Developmental or structural editing would cost more. Light editing or proofreading would cost less.

A 100-page dissertation would cost between $675 and $1,000 for normal editing. Heavy editing would cost more. Light editing or proofreading is likely to cost less.

A 300-page manuscript of a novel or nonfiction book would cost between $2,000 and $3,000 for normal editing. And, again, heavy editing might cost more; light editing or proofreading might cost less.

At the start of your project, we ask for a deposit of 40 percent of the agreed-upon cost. The balance is due when the project is completed to your satisfaction. For larger projects, we are willing to divide the payment into multiple installments.

We accept payment by major credit card, PayPal, or wire transfer.

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