2017 Editing and Proofreading Prices

My philosophy on proofreading prices is: KEEP IT SIMPLE. 24 hour return; no hidden charges. The only extra charges are if you want your document edited to make it shorter, or if you want 12 hour return instead of 24 hour return. If you select these options, the additional cost is clearly marked on the form before you place your order.

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Basic proofreading: 1.75 cents per word

Our lowest proofreading price covers spelling, grammar, punctuation, and word use for all types of documents. We ensure all sentences make sense. Suitable for documents that just need that expert touch to avoid errors. $20 minimum.

Essay Editing 2.25 cents per word

Choose this editing service when substantial revisions and formatting of essays are needed. Suitable for ESL students or anyone who needs a little extra help with their essay writing. We check spelling, wording, syntax, grammar, logic, transitions. We check reference style. We make sure everything makes sense. (10% discount for 48 hour service or over 6000 words). 12 hour rush service add 50%. $10 minimum; $25 minimum for 12 hour service.

Thesis editing

Details about Thesis Editing

2.25 cents per word for the first 8000 words plus $5 per additional page (1.67 cents per word). Minimum return time is 48 hours, plus allow more time for longer documents.

Business Document Editing 3 cents per word

Details about Business Document Editing.

Advanced editing for personal and business writing. $10 mimum; $25 minimum for 12 hour service. Same day service available.

PowerPoint Slides

$4 per slide for 24 hour service; or $6 per slide for 12 hour service. Includes advanced editing, plus all changes documented.

More Editing Service Details

No taxes or additional fees added.

My prices are competitive. The Freelance Editors' Association suggests proofreading prices between $30 and $40 per hour depending on skill level. According to them, 5 to 10 pages per hour are typical for editing tasks and 9 to 13 pages per hour are typical for proofreading tasks. This suggests a rate of between 1 cent per word to 1.6 cents per word for proofreading and 1.2 cents per word to 3.2 cents per word for editing tasks.

The Canadian Association of Editors does not reveal its suggested rates, but does say that an editor might be proofreading between 6 to 9 pages per hour and copyediting 2 to 7 pages per hour. For someone charging $40 per hour, this would suggest an editing rate of 2.23 cents per word and a proofreading rate of 1.7 cents per word.

The question you need to ask is "How fast can you proofread my essay?" When you order through HGPublishing.com, the answer is guaranteed: 12 or 24 hours. I'm confident I can give you the best price for skilled editing or professional proofreading. You can choose which type of service you require. Editing includes making sure reference style is correct, whether APA, MLA or other.

Your document is important to me. I guarantee your satisfaction. --

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Compare Essay Editing Services





$5/page; 48 hour service

$4.50/page; 24 hour service


1.55 cents/word; $30 minimum

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1.8 cents/word; $90 minimum

1.75 cents/word; $10 min


2.24 cents per word for basic proofreading

1.75 cents per word for basic; 2.25 for advanced


$10 per page

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$12 per page

$6.75 per page for advanced

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