Hello, everyone! I hope all of you have been well and have stayed healthy and productive over the past year! 2020 was…quite a year, and I’m sure we’re all happy it’s over and are looking forward to things hopefully getting better over the coming months.
I’m making this post today regarding the rates I currently charge for copyediting and proofreading. It has been about two years since I assessed whether the rates needed to be adjusted to compensate for cost of living increases coupled with the time it takes to perform the services, and I’ve come to the realization that I need to make a minor adjustment to my current rates.
As of today, June 14, 2021, my copyediting rates have increased from $0.006/word to $0.0065/word. My proofreading rates have increased from $0.004/word to $0.0045/word.
I have attempted to keep these rate increases as minimal as humanly possible; indeed, the rate increases for both services amount to an additional 50 centers per 1,000 words.
This may not seem like much, but it does add up for me, especially since when I last adjusted my rates, I was not full-time self-employed as an editor, and expenses and such have changed pretty dramatically in the time since I began doing this business as my sole income.
This rate increase will apply immediately to all new projects going forward.
If you currently have a project in progress or scheduled with me, you will be charged at the old rate. Any projects that are not currently scheduled with me will be charged at the new rate.
Please let me know if any of you have any questions or concerns regarding this rate increase, and I will be more than happy to chat with you about it.
If you are concerned that you’ll be unable to afford my new rates—which, I once again stress, are the equivalent of a small, 50-cent increase per 1,000 words, which is the smallest increase I can manage at this time—I’d like to remind you that I do offer monthly payment plans as an option to spread out the cost of the project. You can find out more about those by clicking here.
I am grateful for every single one of you who utilize my services, and I am thankful for the support you continue to offer me as I do my absolute best work I can for you!