How are proofreading rates calculated?

Proofreading rates can be calculated in several different ways. You can set your rate:

  • Per word
  • Per page
  • Per hour

A per-word rate is generally the most precise, since it closely reflects the amount of work you’ll have to do. But it can be confusing for clients to parse at a glance; one solution is to quote per 1,000 words so the numbers involved are clearer.