Rates & Payment

      Our cheap proofreading services at Smith Proofreading allow you a couple of payment options. We offer pricing plans based on a “Per Word” and “Per Hour” basis. We split our pricing model based on the nature of the document into “Light” documents and “Heavy” documents. The rates differ depending on which category your document falls under. All dollars amounts and payments are made in USD.

      For shorter projects (Less than 10,000 words/25 pages) we offer cheap proofreading rates on a per word basis. For longer projects, please consult our average rates per hour. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions related to pricing. Our competitive rates are specifically tailored to meet your financial needs. So we won’t be charging exorbitant amounts of money for projects; rather, we simply offer a fair rate that satisfies both the client and the firm.


Please refer to the following table to view our average rates for both “Light” and “Heavy” documents on a “By the word” basis. 1 page assumes 250 words. Note that there is a $5 minimum on all projects without an account.

Rate “Light” Editing “Heavy” Editing
$ Per Page ~$3 ~$4
¢ Per Word ~1.25 ~1.5
Sample
Light Editing

Heavy Editing

Minimum Charge $5 $5


Please consult the table below to see the criteria defining “Light” Editing documents. The average rate for these documents is about $3 per page (~250 words a page) or 1.25¢ per word.

Category Description
Punctuation Errors Basic punctuation mistakes, i.e. minor omissions, comma usage, semi-colons, quotations etc.
Grammar & Spelling Errors Minor grammatical errors, i.e. article (the/a) omissions, tense inconsistencies, minor spelling mistakes, word order.
Flow & Stylistic Errors Few stylistic issues, i.e. slightly awkward phrasing, minor word choice problems, minor flow problems.
(Optional) Typesetting Mostly appropriate formatting, minor inconsistencies, minor structure problems.


Please consult the table below to see the criteria defining “Heavy” Editing documents. The average rate for these documents is about $4 per page (~250 words per page) or 1.5¢ per word.

Category Description
Punctuation Errors Repetitive punctuation mistakes, i.e. recurring omissions, constant use of unnecessary punctuation.
Grammar & Spelling Errors Severe grammatical errors, i.e. fragmented sentences, recurring run-on sentences, constant subject-verb disagreement.
Flow & Stylistic Errors Frequent stylistic issues, i.e. incomprehensible phrasing, severe flow problems, recurring word choice issues.
(Optional) Typesetting Major formatting inconsistencies, extremely poor structure and organization.

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