Rates for content writing, copy writing, and copy editing are located further down the page.

Manuscript Editing Rates

My rate for editing a manuscript is determined on the manuscript’s number of pages and calculated to benefit authors who submit longer manuscripts.

*Level 1 and 2 edits are available for partial manuscripts. Level 3 – developmental edits – will only work for complete manuscripts.

I have included a table of example prices beneath my basic rates, as well as some additional pricing information for your consideration. I know what my time is worth – but you know what yours is worth. I love a good barter, so I will entertain price and deadline negotiations. Shoot me a quick message to get a conversation started!

LEVEL 1: Proofreading Rates/Page

0-50 pages: $40 flat rate

51-100 pages: $0.60/page

101-200 pages: $0.40/page

201+ pages: $0.20/page

LEVEL 2: Copy editing (+Level 1) Rates/Page

0-50 pages: $50 flat rate

51-100 pages: $0.80/page

101-200 pages: $0.50/page

200+ pages: $0.30/page

Level 3: Developmental Editing (+Level 1&2) Rates/Page

0-50 pages: $70 flat rate

51-100 pages: $1/page

101-200 pages: $0.70/page

201+ pages: $0.50/page

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Examples of Page-Based Editing Rates

(*Developmental edits are only available for full manuscripts, but I will consider providing Level 3 edits for short manuscripts or Level 1 and Level 2 edits for partial manuscripts.)

# of pagesLEVEL 1LEVEL 2 (+1)LEVEL 3 (+1&2)
35$40$50$70
65$49$62$85
170$98$125$169
250$120$135$215
380$146$194$280

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Other pricing considerations:

**I will provide free 10 pages of any level of edits upon request. If you decide to hire me as an editor, those pages will not be added back to the total page count.

**Front/Jacket material (summary, author bio, etc.) can be included in the page count if you want the text edited. I can also help you write the text for $0.05 a word. I have four years of experience writing front material and press release for soon-to-be published books.

**Level 0 Edits: I am available to provide feedback on manuscripts without completing edits. My critique rates are $20 for any manuscript 150 pages or fewer and $30 for a manuscript 150-300 pages. With this option, you will receive 2-3 pages of notes similar to the comments that you can view in the Level 3 sample manuscript edits that you can view under Portfolio. I will use my experience as an acquisitions editor to provide you with feedback on tone, voice, character development, setting, plot devices, etc. I will tailor my feedback and suggestions to your personal needs.

**Level 4 Edits: I do not usually work on ghostwriting projects. However, I will consider them on a case by case basis.

**For manuscripts over 50 pages, I will offer $5 off Level 1 and 2 edits and $10 off Level 2 edits after the project’s completion for authors who agree to leave feedback that I can publish on my site and/or agree to let me use up to 5 pages of their edited in my portfolio. I will offer a similar deal for authors with manuscripts over 200 pages – $5 off Level 1, $10 off Level 2, and $15 off Level 3.

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Content Writing, Copy Writing, Copy Editing Rates

My freelance rates for content writing, technical writing, SEO writing, copy writing, and copy editing – everything I showcase in my clippings.me writing/editing portfolio – are designed to benefit long-term partnerships with my clients.

I offer a 500 word free sample for potential clients. After this one-time (not project-based) sample has been accepted, I will propose the following rates.

When it comes down to it, I know what my time is worth – but you know what yours is worth. I love a good barter, so I will entertain price and deadline negotiations. Shoot me a quick message to get a conversation started!

My Editor’s Rates/Word

0-500 words: free

501-1000 words: $0.08/word

1001-2500 words: $0.04/word

2501+ words: $0.01/word

My Writer’s Rate/Word (+Editor)

0-500 words: free

501-1000 words: $0.10/word

1001-2500 words: $0.07/word

2501+ words: $0.04/word

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Examples of Per Word Editing/Writing Rates

To make things a little easier, I’ve prepared a table with some examples of rates that might add up for the services previously mentioned.

Feel free to send me message if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your freelancing needs.

(*These are just examples, and the numbers assume that I have already completed a 500 word free sample. Every charge is added to the previous as if collected over a job involving multiple projects.)

500w freeEditingWriting (+editing)
+500w blog post$40$50
+2000w site content$70$125
+1000w article$20$40
+200w about page$4$8
Total$134$223
 
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