EDITING RATES & INFORMATION

EDITING RATES AS OF JUNE 2021

I follow the General Editing Guidelines and Rates (via Editorial Freelancers Association): https://www.the-efa.org/rates/


All projects are taken on a per-project basis and subject to availability.

PAYMENT STRUCTURE

Half paid upfront as a deposit, half due when I email the final edits. Payments are accepted at PayPal or Venmo.

CANCELLATION OF COMMITMENT

If I, Ronit Plank (editor) cancel for any reason, I will refund the deposit. If the writer (client) wishes to cancel, the deposit is non-refundable. *Sending the deposit via PayPal or Venmo is an acceptance of these policies.*

MY ACCOUNT INFO

Venmo: Ronit-Plank 

PayPal: ronitfpz@gmail.com

TIMELINE FOR SHORT PIECES

Approximate turnaround for essays/short stories: 2 weeks

EDITING RATES

• 20% discount for Black and Indigenous writers.

• These rates are for one round of consultation and edits and one email exchange after clarifying questions by the client.

• Subsequent revisits are on a per-project basis. This amount will be discussed and agreed upon ahead of time and will be similar to the below rates but dependent on how much more feedback is expected.

$40 • <1000 words

$45 • 1000-1250 words

$50 • 1250-1500 words

$65 • 1500-1750 words

$75 • 1750-2000 words

$80 • 2000-2500 words

$100 • 2500-5000 words

Anything above that is on a per-project basis.

LINE EDITING

Same rates as above.

TIMELINE FOR BOOK-LENGTH MEMOIR MANUSCRIPTS

The approximate turnaround time is generally 2-3 months.

This service runs a flat rate of $1,400 for up to 75,000 words and $15 per 1,000 words after that. For 1-month expedited review: additional $500. 

This is a big-picture evaluation editorial letter of about 6-10 pages that addresses the manuscript at the story, structure, narrative drive, and development of the theme. This includes an hour-long follow-up conversation to discuss the feedback to help the writer begin their next revision with confidence, fresh eyes, and focus.

MEMOIR COACHING

Suitable for shorter pieces and book-length manuscripts. 

This evaluation helps tease out where the tension in the piece lives beyond the story already on the page, clarifies what the memoirist is searching to understand (i.e., the story hidden within the story), and assists with building tension and action in the novel the manuscript.

Rates for reading pages as above plus real-time consultation via phone or Zoom.

Consultation rate: $70/hr