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FAQ

This page provides answers to the questions:

  1. What are your rates?

  2. My project has X amount of words. How many hours would it take you to edit it?

  3. Which file formats do you accept?

 

1. What are your rates?

For short projects, I charge by the hour, and my rates are listed on my services page.

 

For large or ongoing projects, clients can choose between my hourly rate and a project rate. Contact me for more information about my project rates.

2. My project has X amount of words. How many hours would it take you to edit it?

 

According to the Editorial Freelancers Association, the median pace of work for business/sales copyediting is 4–6 pages per hour, and the median pace of work for business/sales proofreading is 7–10 pages per hour. Both assume 250 words per page. 

 

The total time needed for your text will largely depend on how much work the writing requires. To improve the quality of the text before sending it to me, I'd recommend self-editing a few times. But you're always free to send it in the state it's in, as long as it's fully written and almost ready to be published!

3. Which file formats do you accept?

 

Most of my clients send me their text in Microsoft Word or Google Docs, and I make tracked suggestions. I also accept PDFs; however, editing a PDF is a slower process.

For image editing (e.g., infographics, e-book covers), sending the file within a text document or as a separate JPEG, PNG, or PDF works best.

If you prefer a different format, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

For additional questions, please get in touch with me through my contact form.