Editing

Various levels of editing:

  • Proofreading: A “final catch” for grammar, punctuation and spelling errors—everything you think you covered already.
  • Copy editing: Correcting grammatical errors, punctuation, spelling, verb tense, word choice, sentence structure, improving clarity
  • Heavy copyedit: All of the above, including rewriting, and looking for “big picture” issues such as structure, overall clarity and organization
  • Academic editing: Assuring adherence to styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago

All writers need editors!

Rates for Editing Services

I charge $55 per hour regardless of the complexity of the project. 

To give you a general idea of how I work, here are some examples of hours spent for past copy editing projects:

  • 21-page report with some graphs: Heavy copyedit—3.4 hours or 6 pages/hour
  • 45-page report with tables/graphs: Moderate copyedit—4 hours or 11 pages/hour
  • 10-page double-spaced magazine article: Moderate edit—1.4 hours or 8.3 pages/hour
  • 6-page double-spaced magazine article: Light edit—.4 hours or 15 pages/hour