Editing + Proofreading

General Edit:

Academic Writing : $50 / hr.editing

Fiction:                       $40 / week

Technical:                  $75 / week

 

Editing consists of checking a document for style, content errors, and consistency. Editing improves the flow of the writing, increase clarity, and reduces wordiness. In fiction novels it includes plot cohesiveness and fidelity. Please include any style requirements (AP, APA, Chicago, MLA) on the contact form.

Enhanced Edit:

Academic Writing:  $75 / hr.

Fiction:                       $65 / week

Technical:                  $100 / week

In addition to general editing, this service will include checks for plagiarism and source accuracy. Please include any style requirements (AP, APA, Chicago, MLA) on the contact form.

General Proofreading:

spell-checkAcademic Writing:  $40 / hr.

Fiction:                       $30 / hr.

Technical:                  $50 / hr.

 

Proofreading, is what most people think of when they hear the word “edit.” Proofing, however, checks a document for spelling and grammatical accuracy as well as ensuring that the syntax is in order. Proofing presumes that editing has already occurred.

Enhanced Proofreading:

Academic Writing: $50 / hr.

Fiction:                       $40 / week

Technical:                   $75 / week

Research in regards to proofing will include checks on accuracy of quotations and proof errors from sources (e.g., misspelled words in the original source, indicated with the [sic] notation).

Edit + Proofreading:

Save 20% total, by combining the editing and proofreading services into one.

Academic Writing:  $100 / hr.

Fiction:                       $84 / week

Technical:                  $140 / week

Research:

For a modest fee, I will conduct research and act as a ghost-writer. This service is “per job” and the cost is dependent upon the extent and type of research requested. Due to the nature of this type work, it requires repeated consultations, which are free.

All editing and proofing services include a free 30-minute consultation + 3 revisions. You will receive an invoice with my accounted time.

What You Should Know About Project Times:

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As a general guideline an average academic paper of 25 pages takes me approximately two to three hours for a general edit and proof. Please be aware that the level of writing skill can increase or decrease the amount of time a project takes.

The average mass paperback novel takes me around 5 – 6 weeks to edit and proof. Please be aware that the level of writing skill can increase or decrease the amount of time a project takes.

Technical manuals are more complicated in that they are job or system specific and follow formatting (specific system) guidelines. This increases the amount of time for editing and enhanced proofing (although not general proofing). Additionally, manual sizes vary;  therefore, there is no average time calculation. During consultation, I will give you my best estimate for how long it will take.