When finalising their dissertation, novel, letter or business document, many people don’t take into consideration the importance of proofreading. Submitting documents or projects that contain grammatical, spelling and general writing errors indicates a high degree of unprofessionalism.
As such, having an expert proofread your work can be highly beneficial. But how much does proofreading cost?
Proofreading is generally either charged per word, per hour or per number of words. Prices typically range between 0.01 – 0.10 cents per word or 20 – 60 dollars per hour. Proofreading services that offer ‘per number of words’ pricing tend to charge between 25 and 50 dollars per thousand words.
Of course, different proofreading services have their own pricing structures. But the majority use either the ‘per word’, ‘per hour’ or ‘per number of words’ pricing structure.
Some proofreading services have different pricing structures for different types of proofreading. For example, they may have different pricing in place for academic proofreading than they do for proofreading of books.