XterraWeb provides copyediting, line editing, and proofreading services at an affordable, reasonable rate. We know authors want a high quality service at a reasonable rate, and we strive to meet our authors needs for quality and affordability.

Our rates are calculated using the book publishing industry standard of a book page. These standards state one page is the equivalent of approximately 250 words based upon a page that is double-spaced, in a 12-point font, with one-inch margins on all sides.

Shorter works of 10,000 words or fewer have a set flat rate and do not require the free, 2,000-word sample edit. The rate is determined solely by the word count of the work. The flat rates are given in the table below.

Works of 10,001 words or greater require a free, 2,000-word sample edit to determine the rate. Rates range from $2.00 to $12.00 per page (250 words = 1 page). We recognize each manuscript is unique, and the editing rate is based upon the complexity of the manuscript and the extent of editing required. The table below shows the price range for different page counts/word counts at the lowest rate and the highest rate to give authors a general idea of the editing cost for their manuscript.

Additional fees apply for expedited services (e.g., faster editing turnaround time, an immediate/soon editing date).

Rates effective as of January 1, 2023.

For Works of More Than 10,000 Words
$2.00 – $12.00 per page (250 words = 1 page)
($0.008 – $0.048 per word)
For Works of 10,000 Words or Fewer
0000 – 2,000 words: $50.00
2,001 – 4,000 words: $75.00
4,001 – 6,000 words: $100.00
6,001 – 8,000 words: $125.00
8,001 – 10,000 words: $150.00
Rates effective as of January 1, 2023