Copy Writing, Editing, Proofreading

Copy Editing

A critical look at your writing before publication. Judicious but defensible editing to maintain your voice and intent while correcting indisputable errors in syntax, grammar, usage and spelling. Editing for style will depend on your intended publication’s preference. Some rewriting may be necessary.

  • $50 per hour
  • Manuscripts, dissertations, academic papers, books, plays
  • Approximately 2-5 manuscript pages per hour (350 words per page)
  • Sample rate: 20 pages (7,000 words) might run about $250-$500 (or 5-10 hours depending on complexity)
  • That’s a lot of math, so contact me for a personal estimate.


A fresh pair of eyes for one last look over your print-ready document. Attention is paid only to errors of spelling, punctuation and style. If you require more guidance, see copy editing above.

  • $40 per hour
  • Approximately 5-7 manuscript pages per hour
  • Sample rate: 20 pages would run about $125-$160

Note: The industry standard is 12-point type, double-spaced, with 1″ margins, or approximately 350 words per page.

Editorial submissions should be in either Adobe PDF or MS Word format. I use the “track changes” and comments features exclusively to maintain the integrity of your work. If you require another approach, please contact me and we’ll discuss options.


Deep Edits & Rewrites

More complicated editing that incorporates above concepts but includes restructuring and rewriting as needed. Advice, guidance and personal attention to your writing is available throughout your project.

Intended for manuscripts of more than 100 pages. I offer a complimentary, one-hour consultation to learn more about your project and discuss a pricing package.


Graphic Design

Advertising and promotional materials; newsletters; directories; presentation materials; business suites and digital slideshows. Priced per project. Contact me for a personalized estimate.


I look forward to discussing your project. Drop me a line, or call.