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How much does editing cost?
Episode 46th February 2019 • The Editing Podcast • Louise Harnby (fiction editor) and Denise Cowle (non-fiction editor)
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In this episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise discuss how much professional editing might cost if you decide to hire a third party. Listen to find out how the following could impact on the fee you’re quoted:

  • The individual editor
  • Which industry surveys and reports you read
  • The required turnaround time
  • The speed at which the editor works
  • How terminology might confuse quotations
  • How complex the project is


  • How editors present fees
  • What editing fees have to cover: editing and business overheads

Editing bites

  • Everybody Writes: Your Go-to Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content (Ann Handley)
  • How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs if You Ever Want to Get Published (Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman)

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Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License