Editing improves writing.
But when clients call about our editing services, one of the first questions we’re asked is “What is your hourly rate for editing?”
Well, we don’t have one. We quote every editing job individually.
First, we think shopping for an editor according to an hourly rate can be misleading. An attractive rate from a slow editor may result in a final invoice that’s higher than you expected.
Second, there are many kinds of editing. We help you decide exactly what you need, and we will complete a one-page sample at no charge so you’re sure you’re getting what you want.
Third, editing should not just be a sideline, done when there are no attractive writing jobs around. Editing requires specific skills and experience. We like it, and we find it satisfying. Our clients are very satisfied, too.
Click for PDF samples of each level of editing:
Stylistic Editing is copy editing plus:
- Clarifying meaning
- Eliminating jargon
- Polishing language
- Improving readability
Structural Editing is stylistic editing plus:
- Reorganizing for content and structure
- Writing original material
So there it is. We can help you decide what level of editing you need, and we can give you an exact quote based on a sample you send us.