When inquiring for a quote, please provide the following information:
• an abstract or general description of the book
• total or estimated number of typeset pages
• expected start date and project deadline
Indexing quotes are calculated by indexable page and range from $5.25 to $6.25 CAD per page for traditional indexing. Rates vary depending on the complexity of the subject matter, density of the text, prevalence of diacritics and special characters, and deadline requirements. A flat rate can be negotiated and agreed upon ahead of time.
The rate for map production is $50/hour CAD. It should be noted that it takes a minimum of five hours to produce a basic black and white, publishable map. A flat rate can be negotiated and agreed upon ahead of time.
Copy editing and proofreading services are available for scholarly works of light- to medium-level of difficulty. Rates are calculated on an hourly basis and range from $30 to $50 CAD per hour. Rates vary according to the type of service and difficulty of text. See below for the average number of pages per hour by service.
Copy editing occurs at the final stage of manuscript production. Light copy editing involves checking for punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Medium copy-editing tasks include sentence restructuring, basic fact checking, ensuring for consistency in style and language usage, and checking for punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Proofreading occurs at the final stage of the production process. Proofreading involves reviewing the typeset pages for inconsistent spelling and typographic errors.
• light copy editing: 10 pages/hour
• medium copy editing: 7 pages/hour
• proofreading: 15 pages/hour
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