My rate for comprehensive editing is $50/hour. Most of the full-length manuscripts I work on are 80,000-95,000 words and require 45-60 hours to finish.
Comprehensive editing includes fixes in grammar, style, spelling, punctuation, continuity, and redundancy, as well as intensive fact-checking and rephrasing of awkward/unclear sentences. I’d also point out any structural and content issues and suggest ways to resolve them. If requested, I can edit up to three sample pages, double-spaced, before you commit.
Developmental editing, which focuses on structural issues, characters, plot, and the overall picture, is $45/hour.
Once we agree to work together, a deposit of fifty percent of the estimated total cost is required to hold your slot in my schedule. The remainder is due upon the job’s completion.
If you need to postpone or cancel a job, it must be done with at least three weeks’ notice before the job’s start date for a full refund of the deposit. Otherwise, only fifty percent of the deposit will be returned.
If you’re ready to move forward or have any questions, please contact me by using this form.