All my services are project-based and in U.S. dollars. Editing consultation begins with a sample, usually two chapters for novels, the first few pages of a short story or novella, and one or two paragraphs for technical or professional writing. Non-fiction samples are the same as fiction samples. After reading the sample, I will respond with first impressions, structure and plot analysis (for fiction), and suggest a type of editing. I will also provide a quote at this time. In general, content editing ranges from $300-$800, line-by-line editing ranges from $300-$1,000, and proofreading ranges from $50-$300. Proofreading prices are determined by page count. English translation editing is fully project based, with prices starting at $50 for technical or professional writing, and $300 for fiction and non-fiction.
Included with content and line-by-line editing is a second read through; I will respond to your comments on my previous edits. If your comment is a simple fix (such as, should this name be capitalized?) I will make the fix in the text. In general, however, this edit is simply a way to get insight and understand my edits.
If you have received a content or line-by-line edit, a proofreading edit will be reduced price. If you employ my services for all three, there will be an even higher price reduction.
You will be given a firm quote before engaging in my services. All of my edits, excluding proofreading, require one-fourth up front. For proofreading, $50 must be paid up front. The remainder of the fee must be paid in full at the completion of the edit. If you require more than one edit (line-by-line and proofreading, for example) payment must be paid after each service, though the second edit does not require an upfront payment.
Payments can be through PayPal or Venmo, cash, or check, and I provide invoices for all of my services.