How Much Does ESL Editing Cost? | Best ESL Editors

How Much Does ESL Editing & Proofreading Cost?

ESL online editing and proofreading rates can vary based on a variety of things, including length of document, page count, or level of edit requested (copyediting, proofreading, or content editing).  Some ESL editing and proofreading services 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. ESL editing rates can range from $50/hr to $150/hr, depending on the ESL editing services company and the level of editing. Light copyediting for ESL documents can range from $.035-$.04 per word ($50-55/hr), whereas more substantial, or heavy, copyediting for ESL documents can range from $.5-$.13 per word or higher! Some editing companies will also offer a discount on a second round of ESL editing, which is always advisable regardless of the kind of document being edited. These price ranges are 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 online ESL editing services company, especially if their rates are not accessible from their website. At Editor World, we offer ESL editing and charge by the word. Our ESL editing rates are completely 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: ESL Editing & Proofreading Services

Editor World’s professional editors and proofreaders specialize in working with clients for whom English is a second language (ESL). We only hire native English speakers with exceptional credentials who can pass our editing test. Our editors provide quick-turnaround, high quality editing services, whether you need your work back within two hours or two days. Explore our editorsprices, or get in touch with questions you may have about our editors and editing process.