Copy editing estimate
Looking for grammar/style/punctuation/spelling, but nothing more substantive? Use this calculator to get a fixed-fee estimate of copy editing costs based on the length of the body text and the level of service you need.
One read is sufficient for many purposes; we find 80-90% of errors on the first read. But publishable quality requires two reads. However, we do references and tables by the hour. Occasionally we ask for a per-word upcharge if the language is really difficult (typically nonnative speakers who have not lived in the United States very long at all). These rates are for MS Word documents; pdfs and Powerpoints and the like are a little trickier to handle.