Berger Proofreading & Copyediting

Proofreading in action!

The Going Rates

Writing books can be expensive in the short run, but it pays off in the future when your sales start to soar. For that reason, I keep my rates as reasonable as possible. When I started Berger Proofreading & Copyediting, I researched what other proofreading & copyediting companies charge, then angled my rates just slightly below the average- you deserve a professional proofreader without being overcharged. Your manuscript is your baby, and I want my clients to know that I will treat it as carefully as if it were my own, changing only misspelled words, awkward grammar & fleshing out dangling sentences unless it’s the “voice” of the manuscript. You tell me what you need, and I will fix what needs fixin’.


All documents must be in Word format for proofreading & editing.

Note- I also offer payment plans rather than paying the entire amount at once when necessary; I understand that this can be a worry for some beginning authors .



$35 for 12 pages or less

$2.95 per page for basic proofreading- spelling/grammar/punctuation

$3.95 per page for extended proofreading/copyediting of: general sentence structure, subject clarity, verb tense, word choice, redundancies and inconsistencies in the narrative voice. All changes are typed in both bold & italics to show where they are made, to easily compare the original manuscript & my revised version.

$12.00 per page for manuscripts needing complete overhauls & incorporating suggestions in text & style continuity, highlighting both suggestions as well as hard corrections in bold font.

  • Shonai

    Much better than my masters thesis!

  • Michelle Beddows

    How long would it take you to proof read and copy edit a manuscript?  I am looking at approximately 300+ pages….

    • Virginialee P. Berger

       I would estimate 2- 3 weeks- it gives me time to be thorough and ensures I catch all of the mistakes within the manuscript.


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