Process & Rates

To get started, just call or e-mail me. We’ll discuss the details and status of your project: its type and size, how far along things are, your budget, deadline, and so on.

Most often, I’ll do a sample edit of your work so that I can provide you with a meaningful time and cost estimate. If we decide to proceed, we’ll talk again and iron out any details or concerns that need attention before proceeding.

I strive to maintain extremely high editorial standards while also being flexible—and, if it’s at all possible, to have some fun along the way! My goal is to do everything possible to get your project to the next level.

In fact, I want to exceed your expectations.

Proofreading or copyediting projects can be priced using either an hourly rate or a flat fee for the entire project. Please see the link below to the Editorial Freelancers Association for examples of industry standards (hourly rates) for copyediting and proofreading. Your costs will depend largely on the complexity of your project and the required turnaround time.

Want more details? Click on any of the links below to learn more about the different types and levels of editing as well as typical hourly rates.

Editorial Freelancers Association

San Diego Professional Editors Network

Northwest Independent Editors Guild

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