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.  


You can find EFA base rates here: https://www.the-efa.org/rates/

Sample Edit

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.

For an extensive review of the levels of editing and standard fees, you are welcome to read my article: Seeking a Professional Editor