Pricing for Editorial Work

Curious about what to expect from an editor?

Understanding industry pricing standard helps you plan ahead when investing in the production of your first (or next) book.

To help you get started, we recommend you visit the EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association) website, where you will find a table of standard rates for freelance editors.  

Pricing is based on each manuscript’s needs. How much work does it require? What kind of editing do you desire? How long is the piece? We will work with you as you decide what will help you make your book the best it can be. For the purpose of pricing, keep in mind that the industry dictates a firm 250 words per page regardless of actual count. 

Feel free to ask us questions or send a short sample of your work (up to 10 pages) would evaluation. From that we can determine whether we are the right editor(s) for your work and estimate a price range. If you would like us to edit your book or other writing, we will give you a firm price after reviewing the entire work.

We offer senior discounts (20%), CIPA member discounts (20%), and writers embarking on their first books discounts (20%), all of which make the editing experience much more affordable. We also run specials throughout the year for all writers—which will be applied in addition to the discounts listed above. Watch this site for dates and discounts.  

Editorial Freelancers AssociationCLICK HERE TO VIEW EFA PRICING PAGE