Editing costs

Enormous variety in writing and editing tasks means the costs of projects vary greatly. In editing, the initial quality of the material has a huge impact on the amount of time required; I’ll look over your material (in confidence), then provide an estimate (see my get an estimate page) of total cost.

My aim is to satisfy my clients. I work as fast as I can without sacrificing quality so that clients get results on time and within budget.

Hourly rates

My standard rate is $150 per hour (plus 10% GST), but students paying for themselves are charged $120/hr (plus 10% GST). These rates are in Australian dollars, so for other currencies, try the XE.com converter.

Total costs

Typical editing speeds are 2,000 words/hr for documents that need a fair bit of work (or if your first language isn’t English, in most cases), and 5,000 words/hr if very minor copyediting and proofreading are required. So, to edit a thesis of 70,000 words might cost $1848-$4620, and a paper of 10,000 words $264-$660.

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