Writing Consulting Rates
The silver package: a one-time "deep consultation" to address problem spots and develop an actionable plan:
The gold package: monthly writing consultation boot camp:
$75; ideal for short-term writing projects.
$275 per month; ideal for long-term writing projects.
Scroll down for definitions of the various forms of editing The Writer's Loom provides.
Hourly editorial fee:
Academic/ copy editing for article manuscripts of >7,500 words:
Copy editing, language editing, and/or academic editing for book manuscripts of >80K words:
Substantive (developmental) editing of book manuscripts:
Starting rate: $350
Starting rate: $2000
Starting rate: $2500
Note: these fees are intended to offer a general idea of what editing typically costs. Each project is unique, which is why we offer customized estimates based on the needs of the document and wishes of the client.
Definitions of Editorial Services
- Copy editing: editing the document for errors in grammar, syntax, punctuation, and basic formatting. At the author's request, this may also involve editing for readability (word choice, sentence structure, etc.)
- Academic editing: typically includes copy editing as well as revising the document for the particular needs of academic manuscripts, such as formatting footnotes, cross-checking references, revise and resubmit (R&R) editing, and formatting the document for a particular academic style (e.g. Chicago).
- Language editing: editing for errors particular to non-native English-speaking authors.
- Substantive or developmental editing: editing a manuscript for deeper structural issues such as organization, argumentation, pacing, and overall voice.
Disclaimer: editorial rates are subject to change over time.