“Because MBK only employed writers—medical and proposal writers—we always needed a good freelance copyeditor whose skills could encompass all of our various needs. Dana was just that. He was comfortable copyediting, proofreading, and even occasionally fact-checking our diverse materials, from medical text for a meeting of radiologists to new marketing materials for the company. And he was always so thorough, yet everything was delivered on time without exception.”
—Jovanina Pagano, Former Proposal Writer at MBK Associates
Pay by the Hour
The hourly rate for editing starts at $100, with discounts for writing-coaching clients.
Support by Email, Phone or Video Chat
Full payment is due each time the editor spends an hour in contact with you. The editor will keep track of the amount of time he spends in contact with you and inform you each time payment is due. Email correspondence includes sending emails and reading them.
Before editing your manuscript, the editor—to arrive at the cost—will estimate how long the project will take and multiply the number of hours by the hourly rate. You will be required to pay half your bill before the editor begins editing your manuscript and half once he finishes.
If, while editing your manuscript, the editor realizes the project will take longer than anticipated, he will inform you in a timely fashion so you can either pay for additional hours or keep the already-purchased package with its set-in-stone time allotment (number of hours). If you keep the already-purchased package, you can choose to have the editor do one of the following: 1) edit all submitted pages but do so less thoroughly; or 2) edit the manuscript with the normal level of thoroughness but stop once the hours run out even if that means not editing all submitted pages. In calculating an estimate, the editor will make every effort to be accurate, but bear in mind that it is not always possible to perfectly predict how long editing will take. This is particularly true of book-length manuscripts.
After the editor edits your manuscript, you will have 24 hours to pay the second and final installment. This grace period gives you time to review the editor’s changes and ask questions before paying your balance. If you need more time to review the edits, you can request that the grace period be extended to 48 hours.
If you are dissatisfied with the editor’s edits, you have two options: