Editing Rates

High-level manuscript critique

Choose this option if you'd like high-level feedback to find structural problems or other pervasive issues in your work. This work is done for a flat fee, and you'll receive a minimum 10-page report covering the general issues discovered in your manuscript.


  • $180 (up to 60,000 words)
  • $240 (between 60,000 and 80,000 words)
  • $300 (between 80,000 and 100,000 words)
  • Works above 100,000 words will require a custom quote.

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Price range: $0.01-$0.015 per word

Choose this if your manuscript is complete, but you want a professional to check it over for grammar errors or style recommendations.

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Price range: $0.015-$0.025 per word

Copyediting includes everything done in the proofreading stage, along with looking for inconsistencies in plot, character, and setting. Sections that may require rewriting are identified, but not corrected, though some suggestions will be offered on how to improve the section.

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Developmental editing

Price range: $0.025-$0.05 per word

Including everything from both the copyediting and proofreading stage, heavy editing includes fact checking, reorganization of the work, and rewriting of sections as necessary. Our editors will work closely with the author to ensure that the integrity of the work remains intact.

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Layout services

For those who are looking to self-publish, we offer layout services for paperbacks and ebooks. This flat fee covers everything needed to give you a product you can display with pride. If you find an error with our layout, we'll fix it for free.

  • Paperback layout: $100
  • Kindle book layout: $150
  • EPUB book layout: $150
  • Note: discounts available for multiple book formats

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For all services:

Just like every manuscript, each editing job is unique.

These price ranges are provided to give you an idea of how much your desired work will cost. If you're not sure which service level your manuscript requires, feel free to submit a sample of your work for editing, and one of our editors will help you find the right level of service.

Payments are handled via PayPal, which allows you to use a credit card or your PayPal account. We offer several payment options, which can include spreading your payments over several months, or paying everything up front. Unlike most editing services, we actually prefer the "pay as you go" approach, since this allows you to stop the editing work at any time if you feel you're not getting enough value for your money. This can also help you manage your budget.

**NOTE: All prices are listed in US dollars. Other currencies are available upon request.

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