Sarah J. Singer

Freelance Editor

Editing and Rates

♦ Areas of Expertise ♦

I have editing experience in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Academic Writing/Essays
  • Business Writing (Press Releases, Social Media Posts, etc.)
  • Creative Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Translated Works (I am also able to work with original writing in German or Korean to ensure accuracy of translation)
  • Application Materials
    • Cover Letters
    • CVs/Resumes
    • Essays


♦ Editing Details and Rates ♦

All manuscript edits will be made with Microsoft Word Track Changes, to show you my suggestions and changes, and to allow you to decide how to best implement my edits.

♦ Academic and Business Writing (short-form, including application essays) ♦ 

$15.00 for the first 5 pages, plus $2.00 per additional page.

*For billing purposes, length is measured in Times New Roman 12pt font, double spaced.

♦ CVs/Resumes ♦

$10 for the first page, plus $2.00 per additional page.

♦ Manuscripts (Fiction, Nonfiction, Long-Form Academic Work [thesis/dissertation]) ♦

PACKAGE A – I will read for big picture issues, including (but not limited to) plot, structure, and voice (for fiction), focusing on any major concerns you might have. You’ll receive an editorial letter detailing what worked and what didn’t, with some examples from the text. 

$0.005 per word, or $250 for a 50,000 word manuscript.

PACKAGE B – I will include line-by-line comments and edits within the text, including light proofreading, plus an editorial letter detailing what worked and what didn’t.

$0.007 per word, or $350 for a 50,000 word manuscript.

PACKAGE C – Copy editing: I will check your manuscript for issues with style and syntax, and correct any spelling, grammar, and/or punctuation errors that may be present. I’ll also identify areas where the wording is unclear or awkward, and add suggestions for revisions in comments.

$0.006 per word, or $300 for a 50,000 word manuscript.

♦ Second read-throughs are available at a discounted rate ♦

♦ Further Services♦

LinkedIn Profile Consulting is available upon request, at $25 per hour (1 hour/$25 minimum).

Skype Sessions with clients are available upon request, at a rate of $10 for 20 minutes ($10/20 minute minimum).

PLEASE NOTE that all prices are negotiable!

Further billing details can be discussed via email.

*I accept payments via PayPal or direct bank transfer.

♦ ♦ ♦

♦ Interested? Contact me for details ♦ 

All inquiries can be sent to:

I look forward to working with you!

 ♦ ♦ ♦

%d bloggers like this: