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Average Cost Breakdown

On average you’re either going to have a whole project rate or an hourly rate for any contract work via Creative Word Lab. Some editing jobs (normally novel length) will have a per word rate.

Again, like we say on our Services Page each and every project is different and requires consultation to determine the best cost-benefit ratio for our clients. The initial consultation is complimentary.

Here are some general prices for  broad categories, although we do beyond basics editing and writing work.

Please keep in mind that nothing is firm until consultation is complete and a contract is signed:

Book editing:  $35 an hour or project flat rate of $1,000 to $8,000

Book copyediting: $75 an hour or project flat rate of $2,000 to $5,500

Book doctoring: (includes editing, copyediting, and detail feedback) $100 an hour or project flat rate of $1,500 to $10,000

Copyediting/writing: (other than book-length, e.g. advertising, brochures, etc.): $30 to $40 an hour or project flat rate of $1,500 to $4,500

Proofreading: (any copy) $30 an hour or $3 a page (per page rate is project dependent)

Press Kits: $40 to $50 an hour or project flat rate of $2,300 to $5,000

Press Release:  $35 an hour or project flat rate of $1,000 to $5,000

Speech writing/editing (general): $45 an hour or project flat rate of $750 to $5,400