Editing / Consulting Rates

Below is a sample menu of services. Costs and jobs are negotiable. Please contact me about your specific situation and needs at Samantha.Nix@gmail.com.

Proofreading / Copy Editing

Basic Proofreading / Light Copy Editing
$2 per double-spaced page

  • Punctation mistakes
  • Capitalization
  • Spelling
  • Basic grammar issues
  • In-text citation formatting

Medium Copy Editing
$3 per double-spaced page

  • Transitions / flow
  • Word choice
  • Active voice
  • Looking for coherence at the sentence-level
  • Plus everything under “Basic proofreading / light copy editing”

Heavy Copy Editing
$4 per double-spaced page

  • Looking for coherence across sentences, paragraphs, and sections
  • May involve moving, cutting, suggesting additions
  • In-depth analysis of the writing for comprehension and sophistication of the arguments
  • Plus everything under “Basic proofreading / light copy editing” and “Medium copy editing”

Fluency Copy Editing for Non-Native English Writers
$2-$3 per double-spaced page

  • Dependent on existing fluency in the manuscript
  • May require re-wording or moving entire sections of sentences
  • Special care is taken to preserve as many of your words as possible

Formatting

Dissertation Formatting
$50 per manuscript

  • Headers
  • Table of contents
  • Front and back matter
  • Required: University guidelines

Reference Section Formatting (Complete References)
$0.25 per reference

  • Capitalization, punctuation, and typeset of references at the end of manuscripts

Reference Section Formatting (Incomplete References)
$0.50 per reference

  • Identifying missing parts of references (author names, titles, publication sources, DOIs/websites, etc.)
  • Capitalization, punctuation, and typeset of references at the end of manuscripts

References Formatting (In-Text and Back Matter)
$1 per reference

  • Correspondence between in-text citations and references at the end of manuscripts
  • Identifying missing parts of references (author names, titles, publication sources, DOIs/websites, etc.)
  • Capitalization, punctuation, and typeset of references at the end of manuscripts

Consulting / Coaching

Fellowship and Scholarship Applications 
$20-$30 per hour

  • Identify potential scholarship/award opportunities
  • Review program and application requirements
  • Review and discuss any written material (outlines, drafts, etc.)
  • Brainstorming application and interview strategies

Dissertation Accountability 
$20 for first hour + $10 each month needed

  • During the first meeting we will discuss
    • Barriers to success
    • Potential strategies to overcome barriers
    • Schedule for completion
    • Incentives / reminders needed
  • About one cumulative hour over the course of each month will be spent checking in and providing client-specific incentives / reminders for progress

Project Proposal and Execution 
$20-$30 per hour

  • Review project/proposal requirements
  • Review and discuss any written material (outlines, drafts, etc.)
  • Brainstorming/analysis meeting
  • Quantitative analysis assistance will cost more per hour

Ready to book my services? Email me at Samantha.Nix@gmail.com.