Editing Rates

Substantive Edit

This type of edit includes content as well as grammar and typos. She will make sure that all suggestions come from a respectful place that will help to improve the piece you’re trying to put out into the world. Since this is a much more time consuming and thorough process, the cost is a little higher. Service offered by M Negrijn

Editors Canada Definition:

  • revising, reordering, cutting, or expanding material
  • writing original material (some caveats)
  • recasting material that would be better presented in another form, or revising material for a different medium (such as revising print copy for web copy)
  • clarifying plot, characterization, or thematic elements
  • eliminating jargon, clich├ęs, and euphemisms
  • establishing or maintaining the language level appropriate for the intended audience, medium, and purpose
  • adjusting the length and structure of sentences and paragraphs
  • establishing or maintaining tone, mood, style, and authorial voice or level of formality

Price: $0.018 – $0.04/word

Copy Edit

If you’re feeling confident about the content and are looking to catch pesky grammar issues, odd sounding sentences and those interminable typos, this could be the service for you. Service offered by M Negrijn

Editors Canada Definition:

  • editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
  • checking for consistency and continuity of mechanics and facts, including anachronisms, character names, and relationships
  • editing tables, figures, and lists
  • developing a style sheet or following one that is provided
  • correcting or querying general information that should be checked for accuracy
  • Canadianizing or other localizing
  • providing or changing the system of citations
  • editing indexes
  • checking front matter, back matter, and cover copy
  • checking web links 

Price: $0.008 – $0.01/word

Proof Reading

You’re all ready to put your piece out there but maybe you want a read through just to catch any lingering typos. This would be the option for you. Service offered by M Negrijn and Rhea Skomorowski

Editors Canada Definition:

  • adherence to design
  • minor mechanical errors (such as spelling mistakes or deviations from style sheet)
  • consistency and accuracy of elements in the material (such as cross-references, running heads, captions, web page heading tags, hyperlinks, and metadata)

Price: $0.006 – $0.01/word