Perfect Word Editing charges by the page, based on a standard double-spaced page, 12 point type, or approximately 250 words per page. This way, you'll know exactly how much you'll be charged--no guessing how many hours it will take.
Prices depend upon the amount of editing needed. Once your manuscript has been evaluated, I will let you know what level of editing it needs, and we will agree on a price before any work is completed. Note: E-book formatting is not included at any level.
Pricing for picture books:
| Under one thousand words
|| $75 flat fee
| One thousand to two thousand words
|| $100 flat fee
| Rhyming picture books of any length
|| $125 flat fee
Pricing for children's books over two thousand words:
| Level A
||Elementary editing. This includes checking vocabulary, reducing reading level by one grade or less, grammar, punctuation, spelling, consistency, fact checking, and sentence and paragraph construction.
||$6/page (2.4 cents/word)
| Level B
||Intermediate editing. This includes everything from level A, plus reducing reading level by two grades or more, some formatting (margins, indents, spacing, fonts), flow, style, and clarity.
||$10/page (4 cents/word)
Pricing for all other books:
| Level One
||Light editing/proofreading. This includes grammar, punctuation, spelling, and consistency.
| Level Two
||Moderate editing. This includes everything from level one plus fact checking and sentence and paragraph construction.
| Level Three
||Substantial editing. Includes everything from levels one and two, plus some formatting (margins, indents, spacing, fonts), flow, style, and clarity.
| Level Four
||Full revision. Includes everything from levels one through three, plus structure and rewriting.
Mentoring for all books:
This includes multiple rounds of teaching and editing.
The first round consists of the editor pointing out areas for improvement, which the client will then implement. The price is $100 per chapter (picture books are considered one chapter). The client can send up to three chapters at a time.
Subsequent rounds will be priced at a lower rate, depending on how much improvement is made ($50–75 per chapter). The final round will be charged at $6/page (2.4 cents/word).
$25 minimum charge
Pricing by the hour available upon request
If you research other editing services, you'll find that Perfect Word rates are quite reasonable. With Perfect Word Editing, you are assured of quality editing at affordable prices.
- Upon request, new book clients can receive a FREE edit of the first thousand words of their manuscript (or 10 percent of books under ten thousand words). At this point, you can decide if you will use Perfect Word Editing Services, with no obligation.