Services



List of Services Offered and Rates

Copyediting: $29.00/hr
Copyediting focuses on correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word usage errors or typos. If you are using a particular style guide, like AP or Chicago, or you have your own style guide, the copyedits will correct anything that isn't consistent with your chosen style. It also includes flagging any formatting inconsistencies, enforcing parallel structure in bulleted or numbered lists, and looking for continuity errors (for example, a character's eyes are described as green in one chapter but blue in the next).

Proofreading: $25.00/hr
Proofreading is strictly for documents that have been through at least one round of copyedits and are already formatted and laid out for publishing. It involves checking for any grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage, formatting, design, or style errors that were overlooked in previous rounds of editing. It is the final readthrough before your document is printed or published.

Information Design: $30-$40/hr
Information design includes projects such as instruction manuals and tutorials, brochures and fliers, or newsletters, among many other things. I will work with you to create a clear and concise document, whether you need text written from scratch or edits to improve the text's quality. I will work with the text alone and/or design the interior layout, creating a visual style and adding any images or diagrams your document needs. Rates vary depending on the scope of your project.


How Payment Works

Copyediting and Proofreading: For editing services, I will quote you a flat rate based on your project's total word count and the first ten pages of your manuscript or text. I will edit these pages free of charge and use them to determine how many hours I'll need to complete your project. I will then give you the flat rate, and should you decide to procede, I will send you an invoice for the deposit (50% of the flat rate) and begin work once payment is received. Upon your project's completion, I will send you an invoice for the remaining 50% balance.

Information Design: Information design services are billed hourly, and rates are determined by the scope of your project. If you only need a quick written tutorial with no graphics, your rate will be on the lower end. If you want a complex instruction manual with multiple chapters and diagrams, your rate will be higher. After we have discussed your project, you will receive a project proposal with details about the proposed finished product, deadlines, and an estimated total price range. Your 50% deposit will be calculated based on the lowest estimated total price.


Rush Rates

For all projects, rush rates are an additional $5-$10/hr, depending on the scope of your project and how soon your deadline is.

Please note: Due to time constraints and a growing client list, I may be unable to take on rush projects. My schedule often fills up weeks in advance, so it is better for me (and less expensive for you) if you give as much notice as possible when requesting services.


Policies

  • A deposit of 50% of the total estimate is due before work will begin on your project.
  • Payment must be made in full within 15 days of the completion of your project.
  • Ongoing projects may be billed monthly.
  • Currently, payment is only accepted via PayPal.
  • I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee—your project is not finished until you are completely happy with it.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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