Last updated: 4th Oct 2018
Writing services cost about $62.50/hr, while proofreading and editing services have an average price of $35/hr.
Of course, the actual costs still depend on the specifics of a job. For writing services, rates can go from as low as $47.50/hr to as high as $77.50/hr. Meanwhile, editing services can cost anywhere from around $30/hr to $50/hr.
What can influence the cost of writing and editing services?
Prices for writing and editing services differ because each task has a unique set of details and requirements. One job might be for a single-page document only, while another could involve content for an entire website. A writer or editor makes several considerations in order to give an appropriate quote, and these usually include the following:
Expect to pay more if your job needs to be completed in a speedy manner. Professional writers and editors will likely charge higher fees for rush projects as they will have to carry out these tasks in a shorter time period.
All projects have certain demands and will therefore require different approaches. Tasks could be as simple as writing a one-page CV or as complicated as editing an entire book. Generally speaking, the more complex the work is, the more it will cost you.
Some jobs are only on a one-off basis, while others require regular writing updates (such as web content). Regular tasks typically cost more, but you can try getting a package deal from your writer or editor. This would be more beneficial if you’re looking to hire them for a months-long project.
How much do editing services cost in various states?
At an average of $30/hr, editing services in Victoria are the most affordable. In Western Australia, the same type of service costs around $45/hr. Meanwhile, professional editors in Queensland charge approximately $50/hr, which is the highest rate in the country.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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