Writing Rates

These are standard writing rates for the industry. Our prices fall within this region. Manuscript (ms) pages are 250 words.

 

Type of Work Estimated Pace Range of Fees
EDITING
Editing, basic copyediting 5-10 ms pgs/hr $30-40/hr
Editing, heavy copyediting 2–5 ms pgs/hr $40–50/hr
Editing, website copyediting $40-50/hr
Editing, developmental 1–5 pgs/hr $45–55/hr
Editing, substantive or line 1–6 ms pgs/hr $40–60/hr
FACT CHECKING $30-40/hr
INDEXING 8-20 pr pg/hr $35-65/hr

$5.50-12/pr ind pg

LAYOUT
Layout, books 6-10 pgs/hr $45-85/hr
Layout, newsletters 1-4 pgs/hr $40-100/hr
Layout, websites $16-20/pg
MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION $45-55/hr
PERMISSIONS $40-50/hr
PROJECT MANAGEMENT $9-30/pr pg

$40-90/hr

PROOFREADING 9-13 ms pgs/hr $30-35/hr
RESEARCHING $40-75/hr
TRANSCRIBING variable $2.50-$4/

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TRANSLATING 300-500 wds/hr $40-50/hr
WEB DESIGN $50-75/hr
WRITING 1-3 ms pgs/hr
Writing, fiction $40-50/hr

20¢-25¢/wd

Writing, ghostwriting $50-60/hr

26¢-50¢/wd

Writing, grants/proposals/sales/PR $50-60/hr

30¢-95¢/wd

Writing, journalism $40-50/hr

26¢-50¢/wd

Writing, medical $60-70/hr

80¢-95¢/wd

Writing, nonspecified $40-100/hr

20¢-$2/wd

Writing, technical/trade $50-60/hr

45¢-55¢/wd

To retain writing, editing, or grant writing services, contact us.