Book Manuscripts

Developmental Editing – $3.00/page*

Developmental editing focuses on the story elements of a manuscript, rather than the nuts and bolts of grammar and syntax. I will focus on your novel’s plot, structure, character development, pacing, etc. This service includes a several page critique of your manuscript as a whole.

Copyediting – $2.50/page*

Copyediting includes editing for: grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, awkward sentences, wordiness, inconsistencies, etc.

Proofreading – $1.50/page*

Proofreading includes editing for: grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.

Both Developmental and Copyediting – $4.50/page*

This includes both copyediting and developmental editing, including a written critique of your manuscript. I would highly advise still getting your novel proofread after I edit, as it is always best to have the final proofreading done by a fresh pair of eyes.

*One page is considered 250 words

Web Content, Articles, & Letters

Developmental Editing/Copyediting – $30.00/up to 1,200 words

Developmental editing focuses on making your article as effective as possible. I will look at the structure of your article, the hook or lede, the conclusion, and give advice on how to best convey your message and hook your readers. Includes copyediting and a short critique.

Copyediting – $20.00/up to 1,200 words

Copyediting includes editing for: grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, awkward sentences, wordiness, inconsistencies, etc.

Proofreading – $12.00/up to 1,200 words

Proofreading includes editing for: grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.

Additional words – +$2.00/200 words

Additional Information

While I specialize in editing books and web content, I am capable of editing other types of work. Just ask!

I typically use the Chicago Manual of Style for books, as it is the preferred style guide for the book publishing industry. For web content, I will use the AP stylebook unless otherwise requested. I will also use a personal style sheet I create for your preferences when they differ from standard.

I accept payment through Paypal. Once you contact me, I will give you an estimate for your project. For projects over $100, a deposit of 50% is due before the project start date, and the remainder will be due within two weeks of completion. If you need to pay in installments, please let me know, and we’ll work something out.