So, how much should editing cost?
Yes, it’s a loaded question. But I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve (surprise surprise) found a lot of varying answers.
Let me make it easy for you… I have a 100 – 110K word novel (approx 300 pages) that’s been through a very comprehensive beta-read (by two accomplished authors), and at least half a dozen edits by me (and I’m pretty fastidious). So, what I’m after is a copy-edit just to make sure those sentences are tight, and my grammar and punctuation is correct.
Now, I’ve seen editors offering their services (for the above-mentioned need) at anything from $850 to $3,000. Don’t get me wrong, I’m willing to pay for quality, but I also don’t want to be taken for a ride.
What’s your opinion? How much do you think this type of editing service should cost? Do you think an editor’s costs reflect their quality of service? How much did you pay for your book to be edited?
For any editors out there, please weigh in on how you price your services! Oh, and whether you’re currently available…