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, 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.
My Social Presence: http://xeeme.com/RobertMedak
- What are Copyedits? (nancyjcohen.wordpress.com)
- You don’t need an editor; you need an editing team. (tahlianewland.com)
- Different types of editors in publishing, cont. (andimarquette.com)