We follow the guidelines and definitions provided by the Editorial Freelancers Association, including their definition of a manuscript page as 250 words. We use word-counting software that will verify the number of words in your project.
You have a choice when working with Affordable Editing -- you can pay by the hour, or keep us on retainer for automated, recurring billing. For smaller projects, we can quote a project rate based on the hourly rates below. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover, as well as PayPal payments.
|Type of Work and Description (based on EFA definitions)||Typical Pace||Hourly Rates|
||5–8 manuscript pages/hour||$20/hour|
|Copyediting, Heavy — Basic Copyediting plus:
||2–5 manuscript pages/hour||$30/hour|
||1–6 manuscript pages/hour||$35/hour|
Comparing the latest stage of text with the preceding stage, marking discrepancies in text, and, when appropriate, checking for problems in page makeup, layout, or type. Proofreading may also include one or more of the following:
|5–10 manuscript pages/hour||$20/hour|
Gathering and verifying information to develop all or part of a publication.
Producing an original document from notes, outline, research, interviews, experience, or general guidelines.
|1–3 manuscript pages/hour||$40/hour
|Re-Writing — Any or all of the following:
||1–3 manuscript pages/hour||$40/hour