Academic editing prices vary based on a variety of things. Often times rates vary based the length of your document or the level of edit requested. Some companies also separate the level of effort based on proofreading, copy editing, and content editing. There are other editing companies who separate their rates based on the type of document—academic journal manuscript versus a thesis or dissertation manuscript.
Some online editing companies charge for academic editing by the word, while others charge by the page. If you are being charged per page, you will want to know how many words are considered one page. Some academic editing companies have different prices for various turnaround times, while others charge a flat rate regardless of the turnaround time.
It is important that you check how the editor you choose sets prices so that you can be clear on what the cost will be before you get started. Academic editing rates will be higher at editing companies who specialize in academic editing, with hourly rates often exceeding $75 per hour. As a guideline, you should expect to pay at least $5 per 1,000 words for proofreading, $10 per 1,000 words for copy editing, and $12 per 1,000 words for content editing. This is only a guide, but it is worth knowing what sort of price you will be expected to pay.
What’s important is that you do your research before choosing an academic editor, especially if their rates are not accessible from their website. At Editor World, we charge by the word and all of our editing rates, be it academic or otherwise, are completely transparent. Additionally, you are able to choose the best academic editor for your needs based on our editor reviews and areas of expertise.
What’s even better is at Editor World, our rates are fully transparent! We list our rates on Our Prices page and even offer a price calculator so you always know what your full rate will be.
About Editor World: Academic Editing Rates
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