Type of Work                      Estimated Pace                       Range of Fees

Copyediting, basic                  6–8 ms pgs/hr                                $40-45/hr

Copyediting, heavy                 4–6 ms pgs/hr                                $45–55/hr

Substantive/line editing          2–6 ms pgs/hr                                $40–50/hr (student discount available)

Developmental editing           1–5 pgs/hr                                       $40–60/hr(student discount available)

Proofreading                            8–10 ms pgs/hr                              $25–35/hr

Writing                                     1–3 ms pgs/hr                                $50–100/hr  ($1–$2/wd)

Transcribing                             variable                                          set on project basis

Mentoring             Pace and Fees set on a project basis

NOTE:   ms = manuscript, pg = page, hr = hour, wd = word

(A page is 250 words.)

No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.  ~Russell Lynes