Hello there! I’ve been a professional editor for a more than a decade, working with independent authors and small presses. I’m a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the ACES: The Society for Editing. I also has a BA in English.
My preferred categories are Young Adult and Adult. My favorite genres are horror, fantasy, and science fiction, but I will edit almost anything! If your project isn’t a novel, I’m more than happy to edit nonfiction, sales copy, and web copy too. I specialize in working with indie authors and have indie publishing experience, having published several books and plays of my own. If you’re interested in a writing or editorial consultation about your work, you’ll also find that pricing below. Other services include freelance writing, book formatting and layout, marketing/promotion, and sensitivity reads.
I offer a free 10% sample edit (maximum 10 double-spaced pages) for novel-length projects.
If you have questions about these rates or services, or you want to see a sample contract or book in advance, please reach out to me.
For the purposes of this chart, a page is defined as 250 words, the industry standard for a manuscript page.
|Definitions||Median Rate Per Hour||Median Rate Per Word**||Median Pace of Work**|
|Copyediting, fiction||$36–$40/hr||$.02–$.029/wd||7–10 pages/hr|
|Copyediting, nonfiction||$41–$45/hr||$.03–$.039/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Copyediting, business/sales||$46–$50/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Copyediting, medical/STEM||$46–$50/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT||$51–$60/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Design/layout/formatting (print)||$46–$50/hr||$.02–$.029/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Design/layout/formatting (electronic)||$46–$50/hr||$.03–$.039/wd||7–10 pages/hr|
|Developmental editing, fiction||$46–$50/hr||$.03–$.039/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Developmental editing, nonfiction||$51–$60/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Developmental editing, business/sales||$51–$60/hr||$.07–$.079/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Developmental editing, medical/STEM||$61–$70/hr||$.06–$.069/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Developmental editing, book doctoring||$61–$70/hr||$.06–$.069/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|LINE EDITING||$46–$50/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|PROJECT MANAGEMENT||$51–$60/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|Proofreading, fiction||$31–$35/hr||$.02–$.029/wd||11–15 pages/hr|
|Proofreading, nonfiction||$36–$40/hr||$.02–$.029/wd||7–10 pages/hr|
|Proofreading, business/sales||$41–$45/hr||$.04–$.049/wd||7–10 pages/hr|
|Proofreading, medical/STEM||$41–$45/hr||$.03–$.039/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|RESEARCH/FACT CHECKING||$46–$50/hr||$.05–$.059/wd||4–6 pages/hr|
|SENSITIVITY READS||$31–$35/hr||$.01–$.019/wd||11–15 pages/hr|
|WRITING (WORK-FOR-HIRE ONLY)|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), ghostwriting full-length fiction||$51–$60/hr||$.09–$.10/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), ghostwriting full-length nonfiction||$61–$70/hr||$.11–$.15/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), business/sales||$61–$70/hr||$.16–$.20/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), medical/STEM||$61–$70/hr||$.16–$.20/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), journalism||$51–$60/hr||$.31–$.50/wd||1–3 pages/hr|
|Writing (work-for-hire only), other||$51–$60/hr||$.21–$.30/wd||1–3 pages/hr|