What does editing cost?

Well, it depends. I know that’s an annoying answer.

No two projects are the same, so I prepare a customized quote for each client I work with. That said, sometimes just having a ballpark idea can be helpful.

I’ve provided some examples, but please keep in mind that the price will vary depending on the project scope, timeline, type of material (fiction vs. academic), and other factors.

For large projects, I prefer to charge by the word on a per project basis so you can see what the total cost will be up front. Word count is determined before editing begins using Microsoft Word’s “word count” feature. A deposit is usually required and the remaining balance is due upon completion. If you’d like to discuss payment plans, please ask.

For small projects, I quote an hourly rate (instead of the per word rate). Full payment is due up front before I begin work on small projects.


Starting at $0.03 per word


Starting at $0.01 per word


Flat fee of $150.00

Endleaf Editing

Freelance proofreading and copy editing for authors, academics, and publishers.

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Portland, Oregon

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