Editing Service Rates
Before I can give you a quote for your editing job, I will need to know a few details about your project, and preferably view it for an initial assessment. This will enable me to determine the type of editing required, the level of work needed, and estimate a time frame for completion. I will provide an estimated quote for each stage of the editing process.
If, while working on your project, I come under budget, I will reduce my quote. If I feel the manuscript needs a lot more work than I anticipated, or the word count rises, I will discuss this with you before the job ends. My service is about quality not quantity.
(For a full explanation of each stage of editing, please visit my Editing page.)
So as not to leave you completely in the dark, a ball park figure for a copyedit on an 80,000 word manuscript in fair condition would be AU$2,320 – $2,820.
*Based on 2020/21 rates.
Every editor has their own style and personality. If you are unsure whether we would be a good fit, requesting a sample edit is a good opportunity to assess our suitability before committing to a full project.
Sample edits cost $50 for a maximum of 1,000 words.
This cost will be deducted from your full quote should you decide to go ahead and book an editing service on your manuscript.
Beta Reading Rates
Beta Reads: Full payment in advance
Assessment: Full payment in advance
Editing and proofing: 50% of quote to be paid prior to commencement of project. Balance payable on completion, prior to release of any materials.