Affordable editing rates

Novel Gazing aims to be affordable and transparent in our pricing. That's why we charge per word. Our pricing policy also makes it easier for you to calculate the total cost.

Per word

Proofreading 1.5 cents (US dollars)
Copy-editing 3 cents (US dollars)
Full editing 5 cents (US dollars)
Critique 2 cents (US dollars)

Please contact us for prices in other currencies.

We may charge more when English is not your first language, usually 1 cent (US dollars) extra per word on the above noted prices.

For short stories and text under 10,000 words, we charge per hour. Please contact us for details and for prices for our other services.


See the difference professional editing can make to your manuscript.

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Note: For those living within the European Union, we are obliged to charge VAT at 21% on top of the above quoted rates.

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