About Our Fees

We try to keep our work affordable. We will do our best to customize a package that will result in your getting the services you need in a way you can manage. For example, we might do a critique and edit your first three chapters instead of editing the whole manuscript. Or we might space the editing so that the payment schedule fits a writer’s budget.

Please keep in mind that an average manuscript takes 40 – 80 hours of work, and you are paying your editor one or two weeks (or more) of a professional-level salary.

Please note in looking at our hourly rates that we tend to edit faster than average, so while our hourly rates look substantial, our per-word and total-package rates are in fact lower than average for professional independent editors–even though we include bonuses such as a mini-critique with each edit.