Dark Ink The Website of Richard D Bennett

Richard was almost exclusively the first drafter of my official correspondence and without exception the last set of eyes to review all writing with my signature. From official reports to personal correspondence, I trusted Richard's keen editorial eye to keep the writing succinct, on-message, and error free.

- Eduardo D. Montanez, Col, USAF
While I am new to the world of professional editing, I have been the "go-to" source on proofreading and editing in my professional life within the Department of Defense for 17 years. I have professional experience in editing academic journal articles and government technical writing for both diplomatic and military audiences. I am perfectly comfortable working with both online and paper text. I will deliver your project accurately and on-time.

My work and working relationships will adhere to the Society for Editors and Proofreaders Code of Practice. Rates are negotiable based on the level of work desired, but start from the following minimums:

Editing Work Minimum Rate (Per Hour)
Basic Copyediting/Proofreading $25
Heavy Copyediting $35
Website Copyediting $35
Developmental Editing $40
Substantive or Line Editing $40
Fact Checking $25
Indexing $35

If you would like to discuss your editing needs further, please feel free to email me to open a discussion and receive a no-obligation quote.