Editing Rates

These rates are a rough guide because rates vary according to many factors such as the nature of the work; the length and complexity of the work; the deadline for the piece, and other elements.

My rates are based on a per-hour basis for longer pieces and on a per-page rate for very short texts (approximately 1000 words) such as brochures, articles and the like. No rate is lower than $12.00. Blog and web page copy is $15 per hour, one hour minimum.

Approximate Speed of Work

5 pages per hour (per manuscript page-250 words)

Rate per Hour


Approximate Rate per Page

Approximately $3 per page

Approximately 3 pages per hour (250 words per page)


Approximately $6 per page

For a book manuscript of 70,000 words, the estimated cost would be:

Substantive editing: $1,500-$2,500/hour Copy editing: $15-$20/hour Proofreading: $450/hour

For specific details on your project, contact me at www.RailLineBooks.ca/contact or call 519-631-1579 to leave a message. Each job is subject to a contract and deposit. Special requirements can be discussed. We will be in touch during the project to ensure it goes well.