Copyediting Rates & Testimonials


Proofreading (Fiction and Non-Fiction)  – $32/hr.

(single spacing / 7-10 pages per hour)

Light Copy Editing (Fiction and Non-Fiction) – $36/hr.

(single spacing / 7-10 pages per hour)

Grammar, spelling and punctuation

Content/Stylistic Editing – $42/hr.

(single spacing / 4-7 pages per hour)

Grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, diction, and flow


As any author can tell you, your manuscript is like your child. It’s a part of you, and you would never knowingly hand it off to someone who would potentially do it harm. When you leave your child in the care of someone you expect them to return showered, fed, and care for—if your eight-year-old comes back with a pink Mohawk and tattoos, however, you know to never trust that person again. This is the struggle we as authors must face when picking an editor, finding someone who will accentuate the unique voice we have instead of conforming it to a rigid and familiar structure.

This is what Christine does with a golden touch, she works hard to make your work as perfect as it can be without masking the uniqueness that every author individually holds. She did me the honor of editing my debut novel, Allegory of the End, and blew my expectations of the type of relationship a writer can have with their editor. I had searched high and low for a person I felt comfortable enough to edit my work since it was my first novel, and admittedly I stepped up to the plate with a lot of trepidation, but Christine calmed my nerves with ease. She was as proud of and dedicated to editing my work as I was when writing it, and she will undoubtedly be the editor I turn to in the future.

If you’re looking for an editor, your search should start and end with Christine Bode. She’s the editor I’ll be using for all my future works and the same person I’d recommend to any of my friends or peers.

A.R. Mirabál –
Author, Allegory of the End: Volume One (Death of Order Book 1)

Your book is as great as the editorial talents that you hire to ensure your story is clear, concise, and captivating. I had the PERFECT editor, Christine Bode of Bodacious Copy to work on my autobiography, UNVEILED. I was ecstatic when my book ranked #2 and #3 in two categories in June 2021 just a few weeks after publishing it. Thank you, Christine for exceeding my expectations!

Dawn James –
Author, Unveiled: Autobiography of an Awakened One

Christine Bode was recommended to me by Dawn James of Publish and Promote.  I met Christine over Zoom, and she was very charming and patient. She helped me with some social media marketing as well as with proofreading and making the final corrections to my autobiography, UPHILL CLIMB.  In speaking with her, I could tell she lives and breathes her work, and during the final edit of my book, she gave me some great ideas that really completed the look and feel of it, including the suggestion for the addition of photos.

I thank Christine for her invaluable input.  I would highly recommend her and would love to have her expertise if I decide to write another book.

Jean Pierre –
Author, Autobiography of Jean Pierre, Canadian Icon and Creator of Obsidian Skincare