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Base Rates and DiscountsUSD Rate per word
Full linguistic editing of non-technical documents.$0.04
Full linguistic editing of technical documents.$0.05
RUSH EDITING rate. As above, but you get an article of up to 10,000 words back in 1-3 days and no discounts apply.$0.06
Direct translation of non-technical documents (French/English).$0.08
Direct translation of technical documents (French/English).$0.10
Technical writing (research, web content, popular science).varies
Additional editing of revised text (the first hour is free).$40/hour
General scientific consulting$60/hour
Specialized scientific consulting (in our fields of research)$75/hour
Discount on a new client's first project 20% off*
Discount on your next article of up to 10,000 words, for each successful referral. 50% off*
Rate on text beyond the first 10,000 words.10% off
Rate on text beyond the first 20,000 words.20% off
*All the authors on a project or referral must be new clients to qualify for these discounts.

Please feel free to send me your document, or an extract thereof, and request a sample and estimate. If you are sending an extract, be sure to specify the total word count and nature of the document. I will read a substantial part of your document, and send back an edited sample that you can examine before commiting to my services. I will also give you a formal quote based on the word count, and the delivery date that I can commit to. All these communications are, of course, completely confidential.

The usual turnaround time for research articles is one week.

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