I get asked a lot about my rates for editing projects destined for the DM’s Guild. In the interest of having them out there and available, here they are:
Provided you send me a Word file, I use “Track Changes” to cover the following:
- Syntax (sentence structure & readability)
- Removing repetition & simple wording
- Correcting passive voice
- Quality feedback & suggestions to improve your manuscript
- I make a first pass like a beta-reader. If I find a plot or rules hole, I’ll tell you and make suggestions toward fixing them. Then I’ll dig into the copy editing.
Pertinent to the last entry, you also get one revision per hole. For example, if I do the beta-reading and copy editing, and you write 500 more words to plug a hole I found before I finish the copy editing, I’ll copy-edit the new material and those words don’t count toward the word count from which I calculate the fee.
I return the annotated DOC file so you can see what I did, as well as commentary and suggestions. If it looks good, all you have to do is turn off the comments and send the text to layout.
All that for US$4 per 500 words, which is 20% off my everyone-not-Guild-creators rates. That comes out to a little less than $2 per page of plain text.
If all you need is proofreading for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation, it’s US$2.50 per 500 words, which is half off my usual rate.
If this is something which interests you, hit the Contact link and let’s talk.