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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Book Editor? A Financial Breakdown of UK Book Editing Services

Updated: Dec 4, 2021

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Editor for a Book?

Qualified book editor in the UK gives a financial breakdown of how much professional book editing services cost in 2021!

One of the main hurdles that stops writers from hiring a book editor for their manuscript is the cost, with many deciding to save their money while publishing a novel riddled with plot holes, errors and inconsistencies. However, investing in a professional book editor doesn't need to be scary if you have a general idea of how much money they will likely charge you.

Let me be straight with you - there have been a fair few writers who never emailed me back after learning how much they would need to pay me to edit their novel, and that's even with my previous (lower) rates. They were onboard until that point, so it's clear that a book editor's prices may come as a surprise to some people, and will sometimes put them off.

So, I'd like to just enlighten you on how much you'll likely be charged by a book editor if you're hoping to hire one in the future.

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