Average Editing Costs for Proposals,
Theses, and Dissertations
You may use these tables to estimate your cost of editing based on your document type and what type of editing you require. These costs are based on use of standard 1-inch margins and Times New Roman 12-point font. Add the costs from the bullet points below to arrive at an approximate total cost for your document. Alternately, you may request that I do a light review of your document to make an estimate based on your page count, your described needs, your current APA adherence, and specific issues I might notice. However, I do require a pre-paid non-refundable $25 fee for this service, in an effort to avoid wasting time on casual or merely curious parties that may not be serious about using professional editing services. However, for those that become clients, I will apply the fee as a $25 credit towards your project. Thank you for your understanding.
It is also helpful for me to know your preference between these two approaches:
This estimate does not include edit time for references pages, nor does it include read-thru of text. The APA-only editing tasks require visual scanning for APA issues and auto-searches.
Note. Each document varies in its writing quality and adherence to APA style, so these amounts should be considered estimates, not firm quotes. Again, you are welcome to establish with me a budgeted amount that I should not exceed. I will prioritize the tasks as you choose, and we can discuss any remaining tasks after I’ve worked the time allotted for the budgeted amount.
Editing for the tasks below are offered cafeteria style for those who only need specific upgrades to their work. Generally these tasks are included in the APA edit and comprehensive edit described above, if and to the extent they are needed, with the exception of the two optional checks as described in the bulleted list above, for doi numbers and URLs in the references and the reference-to-citation matching check. The averages are calculated based on a typical 100-page dissertation.