After pouring your heart out on your story comes editing.

Hiring a professional editor can be just what your story needs to make it the best possible story it can be.

How much does a professional editor cost?

“Common editorial rates —regardless of whether a project is flat rate or hourly— tend to fall within the ranges indicated below. These should be used only as a rough guideline; rates vary considerably depending on the nature of the work, the time frame of the assignment, the degree of special expertise required, and other factors. The industry standard for a manuscript page, however, is a firm 250 words.”

Type of Work Estimated Pace Range of Fees
EDITING
Editing, basic copyediting 5-10 ms pgs/hr $30-40/hr
Editing, heavy copyediting 2–5 ms pgs/hr $40–50/hr
Editing, website copyediting $40-50/hr
Editing, developmental 1–5 pgs/hr $45–55/hr
Editing, substantive or line 1–6 ms pgs/hr $40–60/hr

View the rest of this rate schedule at the Editorial Freelancers Association.

http://www.the-efa.org/res/rates.php

Author

Robert Medak

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