Schedule of Fees

I charge per word; rates are negotiable and depend upon my level of involvement with the project (see services list below) but start at $2.00/100 words for permissions or copy editing.

Have a project that I might be able to help with?  Just go to my Contact page and send a brief description including overview, length, intended outcome (book, book chapter, article, blog post, etc.), and services desired.  I’ll get back to you promptly.

(Please note that I do not edit or proof class assignments – your university or high school probably has a writing center to help with that!)

Services Offered Include:

REWRITING
Creating a new work or parts of a work on the basis of content and research supplied by Author. Does not include the following unless specified:

  • research
  • writing original material

SUBSTANTIVE/STRUCTURAL EDITING
Clarifying or reorganizing a work for content and structure. Does not include the following unless specified:

  • research
  • writing original material
  • negotiating changes with Author

STYLISTIC EDITING
Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing. Does not include the following unless specified:

  • checking or correcting reading level
  • creating or recasting tables or figures
  • negotiating changes with Author

COPY EDITING
Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels and approximate placement of art; editing tables, figures, and lists; notifying Designer of any unusual production requirements. Does not include the following unless specified:

  • providing or changing system of citations
  • editing index
  • writing or editing captions or credit lines
  • writing running heads
  • obtaining or listing permissions needed
  • providing front matter (prelims), cover copy, or CIP data
  • editing preface or foreword
  • negotiating changes with Author
  • seeking approvals from clients’ representatives

PROOFREADING
Checking proofs of formatted, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from style sheet). Does not include the following unless specified:

  • incorporating or exercising discretion on Author’s alterations
  • copyfitting
  • checking accuracy of running heads and folios
  • checking page breaks
  • inserting or checking page numbers to contents and page references
  • marking color breaks
  • flagging or checking location of art

PERMISSIONS
Locating source information and obtaining permission releases for copyrighted material. Does not include the following unless specified:

    • reading manuscript and composing list of permissions needed
    • setting and maintaining budgets
    • negotiating usage fees