Editing Services

Proofreading  ($.01-$.02/word; minimum charge $49)

  • proofreading includes correcting 1) spelling errors, 2) grammatical errors, and 3) errors in diction
  • proofreading DOES NOT include any formatting or style-guide edits, or content editing
  • pricing is based on how heavy an edit is required: light ($.01/word), medium ($.015/word), or heavy ($.02/word)
  • the proofreading rate will be determined by GSF staff and sent to the client in the form of an estimate
  • if the client accepts the estimate, 50% of the cost will be due before the project begins, and the rest once the project is complete

Copyediting ($.02/word minimum; minimum charge $49)

  • copyediting includes correcting 1) spelling errors and 2) grammatical errors, and 3) errors in diction
  • copyediting includes any formatting or style-guide edits
  • copyediting includes light editing of content, such as suggested changes to 1) awkward phrasing and 2) redundancies found in the manuscript
  • pricing is based on how heavy an edit is required with a light edit beginning at $.02/word minimum
  • the copyediting rate will be determined by GSF staff and sent to the client in the form of an estimate
  • if the client accepts the estimate, 50% of the cost will be due before the project begins, and the rest once the project is complete

Interested in our Editing Services?

Option 1: Free consultation & estimate

Start by scheduling your free consultation. You will talk through your work with one of the GSF associates (see bios here) and receive a free job estimate for the editing your manuscript requires.

Option 2: Free consultation & estimate along with sample edit of the first 5 pages of your manuscript ($30 deposit)

Start by scheduling your free consultation. You will talk through your work with one of the GSF associates (see bios here) and receive a free job estimate for the editing your manuscript requires. With this option, you will also receive a sample edit of the first five pages of your manuscript. If you decide to move forward with our services, the $30 deposit will be applied to the overall cost of your edit.

This option is only available for manuscripts over 5000 words. The $30 deposit will be applied to total cost of editing your manuscript, if you choose to move forward with our services.

Editing Services Testimonials

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After spending hours online trying to locate competent, affordable, and responsive editing for my self-published book, finally I discovered Christopher and Grad Student Freelancers. He reviewed several pages of my manuscript and offered editing options. I am thrilled with the work and ready to move forward with my book. Thank you!

Marsha Wiggins

Christopher delivered to-the-point fixes in a timely manner. He made the polish stage of the writing process easy!

Alonna Shaw

Kayla served as the copy editor and proof reader for my non-fiction book. She did a great job at making it much more easy to read without changing the style of my writing. She went through the text very quickly and was able to get through a lot of dense material. She was also willing to work with my schedule and pulled through to get me my edits when I needed them.

James Yang, Patent Attorney
Christopher was exactly what I was looking for. He is a great biblical scholar of historical criticism who held my writing feet to the fire. The biggest surprise is how good he is as a straight-up editor. It's ironic that I like his red pen more than a few "professional" editors I've worked with. Perhaps all editors should be put through the mandatory rigor of grading students' papers for a few years, as well as writing their own papers for tough professors.
Kevin Bader, writer

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