If you’re reading this page, you’re likely looking for a copy editor and/or proofreader and want to see what that involves and what it might cost. Congratulations on being at the point in your writing journey where you’re ready for an editor!

I’m glad you’ve considered working with me and that you’re interested in my services and pricing. Everything is detailed below, and if you have any other questions, I’d be happy to answer them.

I look forward to working alongside you as you work towards your writing goals. 🙂


Copy Editing

I offer copy editing for children’s picture books, children’s/pre-teen/teen chapter books, and full-length novels. Final proofreading is always included.

What is copy editing?
Copy editing focuses on improving the flow, smoothness, clarity, and consistency of the text.
I provide feedback with suggestions on how to improve sentence structure, syntax, word usage, word choice, awkward phrasing, repetitiveness, style, and clarity.
I correct all errors having to do with grammar, spelling, punctuation, tense, usage, capitalization, and missing and double words.

For children’s picture books, the investment is:

WORD COUNTRATE
Up to 1,200$90
Rate for children’s picture books.

For children’s pre-teen/teen chapter books and full-length novels, the investment is:

WORD COUNTPAGE COUNTRATE
1,200 – 2,500 words8 – 10 pages$100
5,000 words20 pages$150
10,000 words40 pages$250
12,000 words48 pages$300
14,000 words56 pages$350
16,000 words64 pages$400
20,000 words80 pages$500
25,000 words100 pages$625
50,000 words200 pages$750
70,000 words280 pages$1,010
90,000 words360 pages$1,350
Rates for children’s pre-teen/teen chapter books and full-length novels.
Based on 250 words per page.

A $50 deposit is required for manuscripts of 100 pages or more. This deposit is non-refundable and is to be paid before editing is started.

A rush fee is available depending on the length of the manuscript, when the client needs editing complete by, and my availability. If you’re looking to have your manuscript editing a little faster, I’d be happy to give you a quote.


Novel Proofreading

If you’ve been through the editing process already and are looking to have your manuscript proofread to ensure that it is error-free and ready to publish, I can help you with that as well.

What is proofreading?
Proofreading is the final review of the content of your manuscript before publishing. This is where I do my best to make sure that the manuscript is error-free and ready for the next step of the publishing process.

Proofreading for children’s picture books up to 1,200 words is $50.

Proofreading Rates for pre-teen/teen chapter books and full-length novels:

WORD COUNTPAGE COUNTRATE
1,200 – 2,5008 – 10$85
5,00020$100
10,00040$200
12,00048$240
14,00056$280
16,00064$320
20,00080$400
25,000100$500
50,000200$600
75,000300$900
90,000360$1,080
110,000440$1,320
130,000520$1,560
150,000600$1,800
Pre-teen/teen chapter books and full-length novels rates.
Based on 250 words per page.

A $50 deposit is required for all manuscripts of 100 pages or more. This deposit is non-refundable and is to be paid before editing is started.

A rush fee is available depending on the length of the manuscript, when the client needs editing complete by, and my availability. If you’re looking to have your manuscript editing a little faster, I’d be happy to give you a quote.


Copy Editing for Other Types of Written Content

In addition to children’s books and novels, I also edit other types of written content. These include but are not limited to blog posts, articles, newsletters, brochures/fliers, and academic essays. The rate for each of these is $35 for up to four pages. After four pages, the rate is $50.

What I Do Not Offer

I do not offer rewriting, co-writing, ghostwriting, fact-checking, researching, or marketing services.

While I do not offer rewriting services, I do offer suggestions on how to rewrite sentences or sections of text to improve the flow and clarity of the story. I don’t make these changes myself because I want the author to have the final say in their work and be 100% satisfied with it. I’m here to help and support authors while they do this, not to take over.

I do not answer questions about publishing, formatting, or marketing. These are not my areas of expertise, and therefore, I cannot confidently answer questions about them. I do, however, have contacts that I can refer authors to that can properly help with the publishing process, whether it be traditional publishing or self-publishing. They provide services such as illustrations, formatting, book designing, cover designing, and more.

If you have any other questions that may not have been discussed on this page, feel free to send me an email and I’d be happy to discuss your project with you and answer any questions you have. 🙂