RATES & How I Estimate Cost
I am a proud member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), and rely on their base rates as guidelines for the service I provide. Because every manuscript is different, as is every author, project fees vary widely. A number of factors are carefully considered in estimating the cost of a project:
the specific needs of the author,
the type and length of manuscript (e.g., journal article, dissertation),
how close the manuscript is to completion,
the level of editing requested or recommended (e.g., heavy copyediting, developmental).
Other important factors help determine the cost of a project are:
subject matter, quality of writing, and complexity.
A careful consultation that considers the above factors is as important to the author as it is to me. It is vital first-step toward a collaborative relationship based on trust, confidence, and good rapport.
I can provide a sample edit free of charge.
I use a sample of 5-10 pages from a selected section of the manuscript, then return a sample edit on 3-5 of those pages with feedback and a quote.