Editing rates for assessment of manuscripts

General editing rates for hard copy assessment*

Short story

up to 5,000 words$40 p.h. + GST = $44 p.h.
up to 12,000 words$80 p.h. + GST = $88 p.h.

Book (Novel, Biography, Memoir)

up to 30,000 words$160 p.h. + GST = $176
up to 30 – 50,000 words$200 p.h. + GST = $220
up to 50 – 100,000 words$350 p.h. + GST = $385
more than 100,000 words$500 p.h. + GST = $550

(NB The increase in the editing rates is due to the greater skill required due to the complexity of assessment of a longer manuscript. An estimate of the expected number of hours needed for assessment will be given in a written undertaking to the client before commencement of the assessment reading.)

Work needs to be received in MSWord or an equivalent text document.

The turnaround time for editing or additional writing will be determined after a general assessment of the manuscript, following discussion with the client, and by mutual agreement – before editing commences.

The layout of the work which is to be edited needs to be received in 12 pt Times New Roman font, A4 double spaced with 1 inch margins.

Editing of Manuscripts

Copy editing (light editing)$3 per page or $10 per 1,000 words
Intensive or substantive editing$7-$10 per page

Additional Writing for Manuscripts

Writing$25 ph + GST = $27.50 p.h.
Face to face interviewing, research or note-taking$50 ph + GST = $55 p.h.

*Please note that rates for assessments of manuscripts may vary according to the complexity and quality of the writing and whether they are received as hard copy or in electronic format. Electronic format generally incurs an extra cost for printing.
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