Services & rates

Type of service Description Rate
Copyediting
  • Correcting spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Style consistency
  • Proper capitalization, word usage
  • Avoiding repetition and clichés
  • Fact checking
  • Offering suggestions to help clarify meaning
  • Starts at $3/page; if book has been read thoroughly and content is not technical, scientific or medical, base rate applies.
  • If book needs more work, higher fee applies. Some jobs may require substantive editing (see below).
  • Rush jobs extra. 
Developmental or substantive editing
All of the above, plus advice on:

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Scene structure
  • Organization
  • Tone
  • Starts at $3.50/page, based on content and scope of project.
  • Rush jobs extra.
Proofreading:
This should be the last phase of your book after it’s been copyedited and laid out.
  • Ensure all copy is clean
  • Look for correct spacing
  • Make sure all titles, subheads, page numbers, etc., are correct and consistent
  • Starts at $3/page, based on content and scope of project. 
  • Rush jobs extra.
Website content review/edit
  • Edit text
  • Make sure all links are correct
  • Check photos, fix if needed
  • Updates to themes and plugins
 
  • $50/hour or negotiated flat fee.
Website maintenance
  • Add new photos or content to website
  • Change appearange as needed
  • Update product lists or prices
  • $50/hour or negotiated rate per project.
Website creation
  • Personalized website based on a WordPress theme (design template) appropriate for your content
  • $300 (basic site with five pages; you provide art and written content) and up, depending on scope of project. 
  • I will photograph your product, you, or your staff—if needed for Website—for additional rate.
Social media marketing
  • Setting up Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, or other accounts
  • Regular updates and posts
  • Regular interaction with followers
  • $50/hour or negotiated rate per project.
Writing projects
Example:
  • Blogging
  • News releases
  • Feature articles
  • Ghostwriting
  • $50 to edit, find art for and post a blog you’ve written yourself. Distribution to social media platforms should be set up before new blogs are posted; I can set up for you and/or train you (see below) at my hourly rate. 
  • $100-$200 to research and write a blog for you, up to 1,000 words; rates will vary by scope of project and subject matter. 
  • $100-$200 for newsletters depending on whether you provide content or need me to write it. 
Training
Example:
  • Setting up and using blogs
  • Editing photographs
  • Adding content to a storefront
  • Using social media
  • More
  • $50/hour

Click here for frequently asked questions. Contact me at janarzooman@gmail.com. If you are seeking an editor, please include a 10-page portion of your manuscript. I will review it and give you an estimate. 


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