I specialize in narrative prose and academic writing. Services range from copyediting and proofreading to concept development and plotting. All academic style sheets welcome. All literary forms welcome.
These rates are based on the standards set by Editors Canada. My hourly rate is $50. The rates below are approximate and meant to be used as a guideline. They are based on a 250-word page and based on standard text versus difficult or technical text (i.e. academic).
6 pages/hour — I will edit for: grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling and other mechanical errors; check for consistency of facts, cross-references, internal references, citations, footnotes, heads, headings, etc.
8 pages/hour — I will check edited, formatted (by typesetter) material for minor errors, mechanical errors or deviations from style sheet, etc.
3 pages/hour — This involves clarifying and/or reorganizing a text for content and structure.
3 pages/hour — I will clarify meaning, polish language and eliminate jargon.
This work is quoted by project—I will work with an author to handle a book or project from concept onward, or else from whatever draft/form the project currently exists in. This may involve clarifying inconsistencies in tone, clarifying audience, restructuring or reorganizing material.