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Corporate clients typically have their fees already set, which I follow. Otherwise, my rates generally range from $35 to $50 per hour. Heavy-duty fact-checking and copy editing on short notice or weekends may tilt the rate toward the higher end. I have a one-hour minimum. Beyond an hour, I track my time in quarter-hour increments.


For longer manuscripts or bigger projects such as proofreading an entire website, we may settle upon a cost per page or a flat fee. I will ask for sample chapters or webpages to get a feel for the scope of work desired and to ensure I am the best copy editor for your job. 

Because of the time and labor involved in copy editing books, I may ask to receive partial payment at the beginning or midpoint of the project timeline.

Whatever the arrangement, you can rest assured that I will work in an efficient, conscientious and professional manner. Your satisfaction is my goal. I am happy to answer any and all questions you have during the project and after you review my suggestions. I am a full-time copy editor. It is not my second job or a hobby.

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