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How much should I charge to edit/proofread papers?

Asked by Carly (4550points) July 30th, 2011

This summer I have been asked by several people at my college if I could possibly edit their future papers this school year. All of them have said they would be willing to pay me for this service, but I’m not sure how much to charge.

This year I’ll be a senior, majoring in English, and I almost always get A’s on my papers. I’ve tutored before in the past for $10–15 an hour depending on the student’s level of education (10=hs, 15=college), but I’m not sure if it should be the same for editing papers.

What would you suggest?

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jrpowell's avatar

In college I paid around 5 per page for a similar service.

intrepidium's avatar

Would your editing/proofreading services imply fact-checking as well? Are you also expected to know the subject areas of the papers you look over? You could consider a sliding rate to reflect these requirements, along with how long/complex the papers are, how soon they need to get done, and also factor in those times when you yourself are busy – that’ll be a premium on your time

Carly's avatar

@intrepidium good point! They’d definitely only be for papers in Literature classes, nothing science related, but I can definitely see how those factors could play in my favor. Thanks. :)

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