The going rate for editing services varies, depending on the company. Some editors quote an hourly rate of $40 and up, but there is no guarantee how many hours will be spent on the edit. That is why we base our price on one fixed rate per word. This means that you will have no “surprises” after the edit is complete. A typical copyedit starts anywhere from $.014 per word and up, where we are approximately $200 cheaper for the average length manuscript. Why are we cheaper? We pay our editors a higher percentage of the contracted price and the company takes less of the profit, thus enabling us to keep our prices affordable. Our goal is to make a professional edit affordable to those just breaking into the writing world.