Rates

In an attempt to make information easier to process, I have offered a guide on my rates below. If you need a more personal rate quote, please don’t hesitate to use the contact form. These are only a ballpark and any consultation results in a personalized quote. Typical response time is 1-2 business days. Nonprofits and charities are offered discounts already in the pricing, but I will easily work with an organization if I feel the cause is worthy.

Once an agreement has been reached, I will email a contract to begin. I also offer updates throughout the process, whether writing or editing, and where I stand on the final portion of the project. For cases of manuscript, journalistic, or scholarly editing, I will return edited portions and feedback as well.

 

Editing

What you find below are for the most part industry standard rates for the requested work. For more developmental and line editing services, expect a higher rate. If you have any questions, please use the contact form.

Basic editing is slightly more involved than simply proofreading. Any major errors in content will be noted, along with suggestions. Heavy (copy)editing involves the restructuring of sentences and points, line-by-line. Typically these editing measures are used for more academic content. Note: the standard manuscript page is a firm 250 words.

Type Estimated Pace Rate (USD)
Content, journal articles 3-4 pgs/hr Contact.
Content, scholarly 2-5 ms pgs/hr $38-42/hour
Copyediting, basic 5-10 ms pgs/hr Contact.
Copyediting, heavy 2-5 pgs/hr Contact.
Copyediting, website Contact.
Editing, heavy 1-6 ms pgs/hr Contact.
Fact-checking Contact.
Proofreading 9-13 ms pgs/hr $25-38/hour
Researching Contact.
Transcribing varies on audio quality. $2.00-$3.75/
audio minute
Writing, fiction (heavy)  1-3 ms pgs/hr 20¢-45¢/word
Writing, journalism 10¢-30¢/word
Writing, non-specified 15¢+/word

 

 

Writing

What you find below are for the most part industry standard rates for different opportunities. However, I will work with a client to find a good match if needed. Investigative article writing will incur a higher rate based on the level of research required. Extensive research for a publisher or author is a flat rate since I spend a lot of time double-checking facts to verify accuracy.  Note that ghostwriting comes at a higher rate due to copyright release. Please use the contact form if you have any questions and I will respond as soon as possible.

Type Estimated Pace Rate (USD)
Copywriting, advertising  400-500 words Contact.
Copywriting, ghostwriting 400-500 words Contact.
Copywriting, nonprofit 400-500 words $65
Fiction 5000 words (20 pages) Contact.
Fiction, ghostwriting 5000 words (20 pages) Contact.
Research, for writer/publisher Contact.
Rewriting, manuscript 3-4 ms/hr Contact.
Writing, blog 500 words $75
Writing, journalism 600 words Contact.
Writing, research/investigative 500 words Contact.