My rates are negotiable and dependent upon the work to be done, and they are set based upon a review of the manuscript or draft. The range for a first edit is generally $35–60 per hour with a one hour minimum, or $.01–.05 (one to five cents) per word with a $35 minimum, or a project rate based on a combination of the two. My clients can pay by either check, Visa, or MasterCard.

The primary factor affecting my fee proposal is the level of edit you choose. Light editing services generally include correcting spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation. Medium editing services generally include light editing tasks plus checking for consistency and clarity, applying specific format and style guide requirements, giving style and content notes, and creating a style sheet for your reference. Heavy or line editing services generally include light and medium editing tasks plus suggesting shifting and polishing your provided words and thoughts until they are in their best order, tense, and voice, just as you the author had always intended.

I will be happy to create a free sample edit of each level and give guidance as to which level might best suit your manuscript or draft, but the choice of level applied during the actual edit is yours.

Please email me at erin@erincopyeditor.com to get started!

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