Academic Editing Rates | Proofreaders

How Much Does Academic Editing Cost?

Academic editing services rates 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 academic document—a journal article versus a dissertation. To give a few examples, the cost to have 2,000 words edited by an academic editor is $68 at Editor World, $85 at Scribendi, and $91 at Scribbr.


Some online academic editing companies charge for 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 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. Academic editing rates will be higher at editing companies that 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. Some editing companies will also offer a discount on a second round of 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 academic editing service, especially if their rates are not accessible from their website. At Editor World, we offer academic editing and charge by the word. All of our editing rates—be it academic, business, creative, or otherwise—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. Additionally, you are able to choose the best document editor for your needs based on our editor reviews and areas of expertise.


About Editor World: Academic Editing Services

Editor World: Editing Services | Proofreading Services provides fast, affordable, and reliable editing and proofreading services for academic documents. Professional editors and proofreaders are available 24/7, and clients have the benefit of choosing their own professional editor or proofreader. Clients also benefit from an on-site messaging system, which allows the client and professional editor or proofreader to develop a professional relationship.