Academic Editorial Services and Rates

(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.

Proofreading: $40/hour

This is a mechanical edit on the sentence level. This service is done in-text using the track changes feature in Word.

Copyediting: $50/hour

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 and proofreading. 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.