Editing Rates

Note: Rates vary depending on the type of editing and the length and complexity of the manuscript. You will receive a more precise estimate before editing begins.

Substantive editing


Copy editing


One-page sample edit:



In general, payment is split into two installments, one due after we agree on a contract and one due after editing is finished. Payment plans are negotiable.

Reduced Rates:

Reduced rates are sometimes available for low-income authors. For more information, please see the FAQ or contact ledmanuscripts@gmail.com.