Cost Estimates

Estimate the Cost to Edit Your Book

10,000 words (20 pgs)@ 13.5 hrs = $472.50

 

20,000 words (40 pgs) @ 26.5 hrs = $927.50

 

​30,000 words (60 pgs) @ 40 hrs = $1400.00

 

​40,000 words (80 pgs) @ 53.5 hrs = $1872.50

 

50,000 words (100 pgs) @ 67 hrs = $2345.00

 

​60,000 words (120 pgs) @ 80 hrs = $2800.00​

 

70,000 words (140 pgs) @ 93.5 hrs = $3272.50

 

​80,000 words (160 pgs) @ 107 hrs = $3745.00

 

90,000 words (180 pgs) @ 120 hrs = $4200.00

100,000 words (200 pgs) @ 133.5 hrs = $4672.50

Estimate the Cost to Type Your Book

10,000 – 30,000 words =  $110 – $315


40,000 – 60,000 words =  $415 – $625


70,000 – 100,000 words =  $735 – $1050

How I estimate quotes for editing . . .

I derive my quotes to edit books with a formula that is based on your total word count. I estimate that each 8.5 X 11 page you type (double-spaced) has approximately 500 words. Then, with my average edit time of 1.5 pages per hour, times my hourly rate of $35/hour, I multiple that figure by the number of pages of your total manuscript.

Please note, I require 50% down before beginning your project.
Thank you.

FYI: If you feel my estimated hours to edit your book are high, here’s what the Chicago style guide estimates: “As a very rough estimate, a 100,000-word book manuscript, edited online by an experienced editor, may take seventy-five [75] to one hundred [100] hours of work before being sent to the author, plus another ten to twenty [10-20] additional hours after the author’s review.” (pg. 71, The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition)