Services and Rates
Copy Editing and Proofreading are NOT the same thing, and indeed should be handled as separate stages of a writing project. You cannot skip one without potentially sacrificing quality. The EFA further defines roles here.
What Is Copy Editing?
I will check for grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation, but I may make minor changes to the text for clarity, concision, ambiguity, consistency, phrasing, or usage.
What Is Proofreading?
Proofreading is where I give your clean, FINAL copy that last "once over" to make sure spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar are all perfect. This is the last step after all edits are done. It is not as involved as editing work, so the rates reflect that distinction. I will not change any of your content. I will review typesetting/font usage, spacing, and paragraph formatting, double-check proper names and places, and catch anything that may have been missed in a line or copy edit.
If I'm proofreading or editing your website, this service will include:
I roughly follow suggested rates on the EFA website.
Proofreading: starts at $35/hour
Copy Editing: starts at $40/hour
Website Copy Editing: starts at $45/hour
Transcription: starts at $60 per audio hour
In some cases, I may charge by the word. I'll evaluate your manuscript and give you a quote in these cases.
If you need something sooner than a standard turnaround (5-7 business days), please let me know, and I'll send you a quote with expedited or rush/weekend rates.
Do you prefer a month-to-month contract? We can do that!
To discuss your project needs, contact me today.
*I reserve the right to renegotiate the rate if the project as represented at time of quote is not the true scope of work. All rates stated in "business days" (M-F). Work requiring weekend/overnight turnaround will have an additional charge. Rates are subject to change but are current as of January 2019.
Not really looking for a proofreader or editor? I do other things, too!
From letter templates to blog posts to social media copy and beyond, let me help you find just the right words to express what you want to convey. You can see my blog at positively b.e.e. if you want to see one style of my writing: positivity blogging. Writing rates begin at $50/hour.
I can assess your manuscript, essay, or other writing and give you feedback on how you can make it even better. I point out questions the reader may have and give feedback on writing strengths and weaknesses, but in a way that isn't scary. I'm your writing cheerleader!
Resumes & Cover Letters
I'm a whiz at reviewing a resume and cover letter and letting you know how you're coming across and where the holes are, then help you tighten up the language to make it sing!
I can type really, really fast! Are you an author who needs notes transcribed? Looking to revise your CV and all you can find is an old PDF? Are you a journalist or student conducting recorded interviews and need those in print? I've got your back!
Contact me and let's talk about how I can help you! I am happy to give you a custom quote for whatever your project may be.