Fees for Ghostwriting

While here at Serotine Editing we pride ourselves on being as up front as we can on fees, there is a problem with costing ghost writing. The nature of the work precludes easy identification of a standard cost.

Many service providers in the field of editing, manuscript assessments and other similar services, such as those we offer, give you no up-front indication of likely cost. They simply ask you to contact them and start a discussion. This makes it difficult for writers to sort the chaff from the weeds, so to speak, without spending a fair bit of energy in opening discussions with a number of providers.

Information that will assist us in quoting for such work includes:

  • the type of publication [e.g. a memoir, other non-fiction such as a travel or locale feature, etc.]
  • the estimated size of the intended publication
  • your intended audience and the likely form[s] of publishing you require
  • how much involvement we will need from you
  • what material you will be able to provide to us and how much material is there
  • how much further research we will need to do

We do NOT ghostwrite academic essays or papers. Ghostwriting of that nature is, in our view, unethical.

Contact us so we can start a conversation about your requirements.


The following discounts are available from all of our fees except Thesis/Dissertation Editing and Undergraduate Essay Editing which already have an allowance for a student discount included in the calculation of the fee.

NOTE: You may only claim one discount category.

Category 1|Unpublished “Indie Author”|20%
Category 2|“Indie Author” who has published one or more books|15%
Category 3|Students, Pensioners, NZ or Australian Society of Authors members|10%

Ask for a Quote

We like to tailor our services to the specific needs of our customers. If you feel that what you are looking for is something slightly different to what we have outlined above, we will always consider negotiating a variation to the above rates based on an individual’s specific circumstances.

Terms and Conditions

Please note our Terms and Conditions which apply to all of our services

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