Fees & Timescale

FEES

We have several options depending on the nature of your project, its demands and the skills required. After discussing the basics of your project, we can decide together which fee schedule works best for you. Before we begin a project, we will always provide a realistic quote and deadline.

Hourly:

Our fee is $40 per hour (33€) across the board. As a basic guideline, we follow the Editorial Freelancers Association’s rate chart. The following will give you a picture of a job’s estimated pace:

  • Proofreading: approx. 7 manuscript pages per hour
  • Copyediting: approx. 4 manuscript pages per hour
  • Comprehensive/Developmental Editing: approx. 3 manuscript pages per hour
  • Writing, Copywriting, Grantwriting/Proposals, Web Content: 1-2 manuscript pages (approx. 500 words) per hour
  • Translation (French to English, Spanish to English): approx. 300 words per hour

Project Fee:

If you prefer a set project fee that is decided in advance (this way you have a clear cap regardless of hours), we will talk with you about the project before giving you a quote. A basic guideline is as follows:

  • $1000 (820€) for a comprehensive edit of a manuscript of 40-50,000 words
  • $1600 (1300€) for a comprehensive edit of a manuscript of 50-80,000 words
  • $2100 (1700€) for a comprehensive edit of a manuscript of 80-100,000 words
  • $860 (700€) for proofreading a manuscript of 40-50,000 words
  • $280 (230€) for writing (web content, grant or business proposal, etc.) 1,000 words
  • $2100 (1700€) for translation (French to English, Spanish to English) of a manuscript of 40-50,000 words
  • Transcription: $2.50 (2€) per audio minute

Per Word:

We can offer per-word rates if you prefer for proofreading and translation, as follows:

  • Proofreading: 2 cents per word
  • TranslationΒ (French to English, Spanish to English): 10 cents per word for standard content; 16 cents per word for technical or literary content

Payment:

We accept payment by Paypal and check. Keep in mind, for larger projects, we will ask for a small retainer.

TIMESCALE

Again, this depends on your project as well as our current workload. Before we begin a project, we will provide a clear timescale so we can agree upon a deadline with you. A rough guideline is as follows:

  • Basic copyedit/proofread of a text up to 20 pages: Within 2 days of receipt
  • Comprehensive edit of a manuscript of 50,000-80,000 words: Within 60 days of receipt
  • Writing a text (web content, grant or business proposal, etc.) of 1,000 words: Within 5 days of receipt