English copyediting rates in the EU
August 26, 2012 7:46 AM Subscribe
What is the going rate for freelance English copyediting in the EU (specifically the Netherlands)?
posted by mateuslee to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been contracted to edit a business plan written in decent (but far from perfect) English. It is rather technical and scientific in nature and is a complex endeavor because of the competing ideas involved. Accordingly, I'm charging by the hour.
The trouble is, when I try to find a standard rate online, I see most businesses charge by word, not by hour.
Does anyone there know of an hourly rate? Ideally something provided by an editor's association or something semi-official online so I can charge correctly. In the US, the editor freelancing association charges $35-45 per hour, but as I'm in Europe I think the rate should be higher.