What Are My Rates?
My strength is in moderate to heavy copyediting—somewhere between proofreading and developmental copyediting—but I will consider any project that involves polishing your words.
While editing for clarity, conciseness, correctness, and consistency, I will check spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, style, and structure; I will also consider the spacing and layout of your material.
I edit first with pen on paper; then I use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function, and I review all my changes a final time. This will ensure a thorough review of your material so that it is ready for publication.
I charge $45 per hour for copyediting
I offer a reduced rate for students
I will consider a project-based fee, depending on the parameters
The industry standard is 250 words per page; I typically edit 1000 words per hour (or 4 double-spaced 8-1/2 by 11-inch pages), but this varies depending on the content and writing style. I will give you an estimate once I have seen your material. The most important thing I need from you is a firm deadline or a clear timeframe for your project.
I accept payment by check payable to Helen Overmyer. See the Contact page for my mailing address.
I also accept payment via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to use this feature.
Please pay within 30 days of invoicing to avoid a late fee.