I usually bill the client in a single invoice once the work is completed. Larger jobs may be invoiced in installments. I accept checks by mail and online payments (credit card via PayPal, bank transfer, etc.). The following prices are subject to change.
Copyediting projects are generally priced by the hour, though manuscript critiques may be done for a flat fee. My minimum hourly rate is $40.00. Jobs that present scheduling or editorial challenges will likely run higher.
The total number of hours needed to copyedit a piece of writing will depend largely on its length and the amount of work it needs. Here are some guidelines on my typical pace for different levels of copyediting, based on a 250-word manuscript (MS) page:
I'd be happy to give you an estimate of the total cost of editing your work. Please contact me and supply the following information:
Proofreading projects can be priced by either an hourly rate ($40 minimum) or a page rate. The exact page rate will depend on the nature of the material, the method of markup (electronic versus pen-and-paper), and the turnaround time. Typeset book or magazine layouts usually run in the neighborhood of $3.50 to $5.50 per page. Documents requiring extensive corrections or heavy checking of bibliographic sources will likely incur higher rates.
I'd be happy to give you an estimate of the total cost of proofreading your work. Please contact me and supply the following information:
Most indexing projects are priced per indexable page. For trade books, rates usually fall between $3.50 and $5.50 per page, while scholarly books will run from $5.00 to $8.00 per page. The exact page rate will depend on trim size, complexity of material, depth of indexing, and turnaround time.
I'd be happy to quote a price for indexing your work. Please contact me and supply the following information: