Editing services

  • Proofreading
  • Copy editing
  • Substantive editing
  • Academic editing
  • Developmental editing
  • For manuscript assessment see Coaching page

How much will it cost?

The type of editing service you require will depend on the nature of the publication you're working on and how far along you are in the writing process. 

The amount of work involved varies from service to service and so, the more work involved, the higher the rate. I charge on a per hour basis, from $30 an hour for proofreading up to $50 an hour for developmental editing. See Rates for more information.

As a basic estimate of how long the work will take, I generally get through around:

  • 3,500 words per hour for proofreading
  • 2,500 per hour for editing and website editing
  • 1,000 for substantive editing and academic editing
  • 500 for developmental editing.

Though, it really depends on the individual document and author's writing ability and I recommend you send me a sample of the work, so that I can give you a more accurate estimate.

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