What are your fees?

  1. R42 per page for a copy edit. A text page is calculated as maximum 250-300 words and double-spaced per page. A front and back page is not calculated by the words, but by the page : e.g. title page, TOC, references, appendices. We will check the pagination and ask you to pay for additional pages if you miscalculated the pages. If in doubt, send it to us for a quick page count check.
  2. No hidden costs.  LOL Editing works on a flat rate per page. This includes front and back pages, which often have lots of odd formatting and crosschecks and can take as long as a page of text.
  3. Always easy to calculate and know exactly what the cost will be when using a per-page rate. No need to wait for quotes. A per page rate is cheaper than a per word rate. And much cheaper than a per hour rate. If any aspect of an edit is difficult, LOL Editing absorbs all the extra time and never passes it on. So a per page rate benefits students every time: gives you complete clarity on the amount you need to pay upfront
  4. No extra payments appear unexpectedly.

Let me do some examples for you:

  • Per page rate: 250-300 (275 average) word average = R42
  • Per word rate of 20c per word: of say the same 250-300 (275) words = R50-R60 (R55)
  • Per hour rate of R20: where a person might average 100 words per hour = R50-60 (R55) OR MORE

Paying under R20 per hour or 20c per word, shows no understanding for what is involved in a good edit.