Editing

You’ve written something and you know it has potential, but you want to maximize that potential. You need someone who can look at your text and help you make it shine, give it the power to create impact, and strengthen it as much as possible.

Keep reading to find out what you’ll get when you choose me as your editor, and what my process is.

Consultations

When you work with me, you’ll get a 1/2-hour consultation free-of-charge. This is a great opportunity to explore your editing needs. For example, we’ll talk about the difference between micro- and macro-editing, and which will best serve your project. It’s also an opportunity for us both to determine whether we can have a productive professional relationship.

The Quote

After your complimentary consultation, I’ll talk with you about supplying a quote. I will let you know my per hour and per word rates, and let you choose which type of rate you’d like to work with. My rates are always in line with those published by the Editorial Freelancers Association, for fairness and consistency.

Quotes are valid for 30 calendar days; after that, you will have to request a fresh quote. If you find the quote amenable to your needs, you let me know and we move on to the next phase of your project.

The Contract

A signed contract is a requirement for every project; it protects us both and also lays out all the expectations ahead of time. Your contract will include:

  • Rates and payment schedule
  • Projected project length in words and/or hours
  • Schedule of deadlines
  • Included services
  • Costs for extra services as needed

Once you review and sign the contract, you’ll send it back to me. Then I’ll sign and we can move on.

First Payment

I charge 10% of the total projected cost of the project before I begin work. This goes toward your total project cost, and it gets you into my workflow and onto my calendar. This marks the beginning of my work on your project. I cannot start a project until the first payment is sent and cleared.

Any Questions?

It’s okay if you have questions about my process or how my experience as a professional freelance editor can help strengthen your text. To talk about how to get going with your fiction or nonfiction project, reach out to me today.

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