The average cost for book editing runs from $30 to $60 per hour or $0.012 to $0.24 per word, depending on what type of editing you need. According to the Editorial Freelancers Association, basic copyediting costs 1¢ to 3¢ per word, heavy and website copyediting costs 3¢ to 10¢ per word, developmental editing costs 4¢ to 22¢ per word, and substantive or line editing costs 3¢ to 24¢ per word.
We write your jacket copy for you, making sure it opens and closes with a hook — words that make the person reading the back cover want to read more or even buy it. We also write bios — one longer one for inside the back cover, and one short one to go beside your head shot for the back.
Copy editing is not exactly a breeze; it takes more than simply knowing what “looks right.” I can say this with all truthfulness because I used to believe that my “looks right” decisions were enough to turn sloppy copy into something perfect. I was wrong.