Pricing for a book is normally done per indexable page and varies by the density of the material. (Other pricing styles such as per hour are possible. Please feel free to ask.) Indexable pages generally include all text material but not such things as front matter and acknowledgements. Notes and appendices may be indexed according to preference of the editor and the style of the book.
My prices range between $2.00/page to $6.00/page with trade books generally running $3.50/page. Scholarly or otherwise dense material will be priced according to how many entries are appropriate per page. If a name index is also required, it will cost $1.25/page plus the cost of the subject index. As always, I am willing to try and work with your budget. Please, don’t be afraid to ask.
Proofreading is priced by the size of the project. For a small project (less than book length), my fee is $35.00 hr. with a minimum fee of $20.00. For a book length project, my fee is $2.25 per page to include front matter and back matter. If asked to proofread materials and provide an index, I charge normal fee for the index plus $2.00 per page for the simple proofread. As always, I am willing to try and work with your budget. Please, don’t be afraid to ask.
To Request a Bid for either an Indexing or a Proofreading job, please click below with description of project. A sample chapter (not first chapter) will allow me to give you a more accurate quote. Request for a quote.