Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Well, Indie-Scribable is reducing its prices.
After my informal poll a while back, in which everyone pretty much said I was in the right ballpark, I still wondered. I’ve since had another couple of inquiries where the writer balked upon hearing the rates for proofreading and copyediting. Until I have a nice stable of writers who come back to me again and again, it only makes sense to lower my prices.
Starting today, proofreading will run you $2.00 per 250 word page, and copyediting will cost $3.00 per 250 word page. That makes it a cinch to come up with your own estimate as you wrap up your final draft. A 100,000 word ms, for example, comes to 400 pages, so proofreading would cost $800. Copyediting would run $1200.
More typically I see manuscripts in the range of 80,000 words, so that would be 320 pages and $640 and $960 for proofreading and copyediting, respectively.
Often I offer hybrid pricing in which I charge the copyediting rate only for those portions of the book that need it. That means you can keep your editing budget for a 100,000 word book under a grand most of the time.
If you’re almost ready to drop that new novel into the market, give me a buzz and we can see about getting it in tip-top shape by summertime. You can buy something cool for yourself with the money you’ll save!