(Please have a look at what I do and my ethos and experience here.)
There are several different levels of editorial service, and I charge based on my level of engagement with your project. I charge in 15-minute increments for postdocs and faculty, five-minute increments for graduate students.
This is a mechanical edit on the sentence level only, along with formatting citations and references. This service is done in-text using the track changes feature in Word.
Copyediting may include editing on 1) organizational and structural levels, 2) paragraph level, and/or 3) sentence level, depending on the writer’s needs. All copyediting work includes editing for consistency in tone and style, proofreading, and formatting citations and references. This service is done in-text using the track changes feature in Word.
Developmental editing: $60/hour
Developmental editing can include (but is not limited to):
• working together on a book or article manuscript from initial concept, outline, and/or draft through full draft or project completion
• book proposals
• tenure materials
• assessing your writing style for clarity, organization, and presentation
• identifying and solving problems with clarity, precision of language and argument, organizational weaknesses, signposting, redundancies, nonacademic tone, verbosity, overused or tired turns of phrase, generalizations, and/or unsubstantiated claims
• “R&R” (revise and resubmit) strategies (including prioritizing review commentary, creating a revision plan, and writing the response letter)
If you will be paying me through your institution, there is a paperwork fee of $20.
I also accept payment directly through Venmo, Chase QuickPay with Zelle, and PayPal for no extra charge.
For all queries and estimates, please contact me at jennifer[dot]solheim [at] gmail[dot]com.