Prices depend on the length, turnaround time, and amount of work that needs to be done, so the prices below are estimated. They’re meant to give you an idea of the cost and allow you to plan your budget. All prices are in USD.

If you’re not sure what the differences are between the types of edits, please see my Services page or this article written by author and writing instructor Marcy Kennedy.

If you decide to use my editing services, 50% of the price would be due before the commencement of work, and the other 50% would be due following the completion of work.

Fiction Prices

  • Proofreading: $0.008 per word
  • Copy Editing: $0.01 per word

Nonfiction Prices

  • Proofreading: $0.01 per word
  • Copy Editing: $0.0125 per word
  • Line Editing: $0.015 per word

ESL Prices

English as a second language prices are approximately 25% higher than non-ESL prices.

NOTE: If you order a proofread but the amount of work required is that of a copy edit or line edit, work would stop until a new price is determined and additional up-front payment is made.