Writing and revising other people’s written work has been a significant part of my work load since about 1998. This work has included basic business communications such as letters of recommendation, meeting minutes, and memos. Other work includes blog posts, non-fiction essays and essay collections, marketing content, and academic papers.
My areas of expertise include medical practice and residency (particularly family medicine), grants, public education, and technology.
Prices and Services
Overview reading – $30 per hour
This is less intensive than a proofread or a developmental edit, and helps identify the big picture successes and general areas to focus on rather than every comma-splice and typo. If you haven’t gotten to work with other editors or writers, this may be a good route to go, because it starts you on the process of improving your writing without drowning you in the details.
Basic proofreading/line editing – $35 per hour
Proofreading includes grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and tightening of language. You can expect me to get through 4-12 double-spaced pages (500-2,000 words) per hour, depending on the state of the manuscript.
If this is an academic paper, I will make recommendations for expansion and clarity. I will also suggest changes in wording or word choice if needed, but will not make the revisions for you as this would be unethical.
This proofing can be done on paper or digitally (via e-mail or Google Doc).
Developmental editing – $45 per hour
Developmental editing includes basic proofreading and in-depth revision of the manuscript, including consistency, order, and style. I will identify missed opportunities and areas for expansion and cut redundancy or unnecessary content. This service is not available for academic papers, as it would be unethical for me to make revisions on your behalf.
You can expect me to get through 2-8 double-spaced pages (500-2,000 words) per hour, depending on the state of the manuscript. The proofing component can be done on paper or digitally (via e-mail or Google Doc), and the critique will be e-mailed as a separate document.