After careful consideration, I have chosen to use a “per page” rate when billing clients for my proofreading and editing services. According to industry standards, a page is defined as 250 words (source: Editorial Freelancers Association). This is typical for a one-inch margin, double-spaced page with 12-inch font. This means that…
- You don’t have to worry about your work’s font or type size when you send it to me. I will simply divide your total word count by 250 to determine how many pages it is.
- You don’t have to worry about how many pages I can proofread or edit per hour. I chose not to charge an hourly rate because customers would receive higher bills if I work more slowly, or lower bills if I work more quickly.
- Basic Proofreading: $4.00 per page.
- Copy-editing/Extended Proofreading: $5.00 – $8.00 per page.
- This service is generally $5.00 per page, but a higher rate of up to $8.00 per page can be assessed if a very deep edit (i.e. an overhaul) is needed. This will be determined, discussed, and agreed upon before any work begins.
After we agree on a rate, I request a 25% deposit before beginning the work, with the balance due after all work is completed. (Receive a 5% discount on the total cost if you pay 50% up front, and a 10% discount on the total cost if you pay 100% up front.) My rates are quoted in US dollars.
According to The Writer’s Market, in 2006 the average rate for copy-editing was $4.10 per page, and the average rate for content editing was $7.50 per page. These averages have likely increased since that time.
I am currently able to receive payments via PAYPAL or Square CASH. Please use the following links and follow the simple instructions:
If you have any problems or questions, please let me know!