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Type of Work | Estimated Pace | Range of Fees
Editing, basic copyediting | 5–10 ms pgs/hr | $25/hr
Editing, heavy copyediting | 2–5 ms pgs/hr | $40/hr
Editing, developmental |1–5 pgs/hr | $45–55/hr
Editing, substantive or line | 1–6 ms pgs/hr | $44–55/hr
PROOFREADING | 9-13 ms pgs/hr | $30/hr
RESEARCHING | variable | $45-75/hr
TRANSCRIBING | variable | $2.50-$4/minute
WRITING |1-3 ms pgs/hr | 26¢-50¢/wd
Rewriting, ghostwriting | $50-60/hr | 26¢-50¢/wd
Writing,proposals/sales/PR | $50-60/hr | 30¢-95¢/wd
Writing, journalism | $40-50/hr | 26¢-50¢/wd
Writing, technical/trade | $50-60/hr | 45¢-55¢/wd
Copyediting: Reading a manuscript line by line to correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax and to clarify/resolve inconsistent references. Copyediting can also involve reading a manuscript to improve style, which may mean deleting unnecessary words, substituting new words for incorrect or awkward ones, and rearranging sentences within paragraphs.
Developmental editing: Working with the author(s) to develop a manuscript and ensuring that the finished manuscript meets the publisher’s requirements.
Proofreading: Reading typeset galleys and/or page layouts (usually against a copy of the final manuscript) to correct typographical errors and to call problems and inconsistencies to the attention of the editor and/or publisher.
Research: Using public and private resources to gather information on a given subject; compiling that information in a format to be presented to an author or publisher.
Rewriting, ghostwriting: Reading a manuscript or collection of materials with the aim of recasting the ideas into a readable format, such as a book or an article. The finished product may bear little resemblance to the original materials.
Substantive editing: Reading a manuscript to suggest changes in the structure of the material; for example, creating a new outline, proposing additions or deletions, recommending changes in tone or emphasis, and inserting such aids to readability as headings, italic or bold type, and lists.