Line and Copy editing (two passes with author review between)
$10 per 1000 word increment; minimum charge $100
Example: 60,000 words is $600
Line and Copy editing (one pass) - can also be used for previously published books or as a proofread
$7.50 per 1000 word increment; minimum charge $75
Example: 60,000 words is $450
2019 median rates as compiled by the EFA can be found at:
I offer a sample of up to 1000 words at no charge to see if we are a good fit.
The average manuscript (60-80k) will be returned in 7-10 days (per read). However, in order to be flexible (because life happens), I often work with the author's deadlines. So if you don't need it that soon, I will return it by the date you tell me. If you need it back sooner, please let me know, and I will try my best to accommodate. I do not charge rush fees.
I will review the blurb for the project I'm working on at no charge.
No deposit required.
Full balance is due when I invoice (typically while I'm working on it).
I invoice and accept payment through PayPal.
Full payment may be required before release of final manuscript.
If you plan to use my services, please contact me prior to completion of your manuscript so I can look at my schedule, discuss your timeline, and pencil you in for the week you anticipate being ready.
While I try to accommodate an author's timeline as best as I can, my schedule books out months ahead, and it will become more difficult to squeeze in last-minute manuscripts.