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A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby Starchaser3000 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:13 pm

What would that be for a 100,000 word manuscript? What are included in the services?

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby DrG2 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:43 pm

for line-edit and some suggestions, I've seen most prices from 0.2 cents per word to 1 cent per word. More elaborate editing and advice can run up to 5 cents per word.

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby mammamaia » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:43 am

the best professional editors will cost you in the thousands, for a proofread and polish... go lower than that and you're not likely to get a good job...

what would be included can go from simply finding and correcting typos and minor grammar errors, up to substantial revisions needed to produce a polished, marketable ms...

the going rates for reliable professionals range from low 4-figures, up to low 5s, depending on the quality of the original material...
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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby Starchaser3000 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:22 pm

Basically, the punctuation, spelling, and grammar in my manuscript is not the problem. I just need someone to go over the manuscript to spot out any meticulous continuity issues in the storyline. At worst the editor might have to add/remove a comma or change a word to eliminate word repetitiveness and improve sentence structure wherever it may occur. Is it possible to pay a freelance editor somewhere in the $500-$1000 range, and he/she can do a decent job at least?

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

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Re: A fair price for a good proofread/polish edit?

Postby DrG2 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:18 am

you can get good edits for under $500. the trick is finding the person, and them being able to do it as soon as you want. One editor I investigated has a backlog well into January. That will be typical if they are worth their price.


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