My base rate is $30 (Canadian) per hour for proofreading and basic copy editing and $35 per hour for stylistic and structural editing. I will tailor the depth of my work to your budget and requirements. Pages edited per hour will depend on the complexity of the project and the depth of editing you desire. Estimates and consultations are free, as is a reasonable amount of time explaining or discussing recommended edits. Contact me today to discuss the requirements of your project without obligation.
The Editors' Association of Canada uses the following guidelines from Amy Einsohn's The Copyeditor's Handbook, Second Edition (University of California Press, 2006) for estimating the time to edit a project:
If you are new to working with a professional editor or to the publishing process, please be sure to look at the standards for the different levels of editing here.
Note: For estimating purposes, a page is 250 words, calculated by dividing the total word count of the entire document by 250. The final invoice is based on the actual time spent editing, not on word or page count or number of revisions.
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