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Price & Payment

Below you will find a section with my prices for editing and below that, you will find prices for classes. Please compare my prices with the large well-known editing companies, and you will see I offer a more personal, agile, inexpensive, and responsive service. This is what customers have been telling me for years in their testimonials, and this is what keeps my customers coming back to my service for many years now.




I charge $48 per hour. Most moderately well-written 12-page research papers (approximately 5,000 words, not counting references) take between 3 to 5 hours ($144 to $240). Some take more, some take less time, but most (95%) fall in this range. For longer manuscripts, please use this general figure to estimate the cost of editing a book or dissertation, or send me your manuscript for a more specific assessment and estimate. The final price for a job, typically reflects the number of errors corrected and other changes to the text, which affects the final total time and cost. In other words, the more revisions I need to make, the higher the final price.

For new customers, I ask that they pay a down payment before I start the work. Generally, I can accommodate last-minute urgent deadlines, but on rare occasions, if your deadline causes me to re-arrange my work schedule or work beyond my normal work hours, including working late at night, weekends, holidays and vacation times, I may need to charge an additional $15/hour.  So it helps if you can send papers two weeks in advance of your deadline when possible to avoid this scenario. For more details, please click on the following list of my holidays and vacation time: US holidays and vacation times

For short texts such as abstracts or one page cover letters, I have a minimum fee of $30. For longer texts such as dissertations and books, I divide the work into sections of 3-5 hours each, and after I send you the revisions for each section, I ask that you pay for that section before I start the next one.


If you revise my paper and I submit it to a journal, and the journal requests additional changes to the paper, do you charge for this next round of editing

Yes, I charge for an additional round of editing when a journal requests the authors to modify and improve a paper they submitted. Yet the cost will be a fraction of the original revision since over 90% of the issues will have been corrected in the initial reading, and the changes requested by the journal are typically limited to minor modifications involving only a few sentences or paragraphs. I also do one more reading of the entire manuscript just to catch any minor typos or issues that my still remain in the manuscript.


For students, I charge $30 per hour. If you are on a limited budget and this price is still high for you, please contact me and we can try to find a price that works for you.

For professors and professionals, I charge $40 per hour.



I use to bill customers. After completing and returning your editing work, I will send you an invoice from PayPal. It is a simple process, which is fully private and secure transaction at the PayPal site. Invoices can be customized to include the names of funding agencies, grant numbers, author institution affiliation, etc. I ask that you make payments within two weeks of receiving your revised papers. However, I am flexible, if you need more time than this, please let me know in advance.

To get a free quote for an editing job or to ask any questions you may still have, please contact me at this email address:





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