When you’re ready to work with me, please use the Contact page. I’ll send you a detailed explanation of how the process flows. Below is an overview.
To receive a quote from me, I need to see a sample of your writing. If you would like a sample edit at no charge so you can see how I work, please send ten consecutive pages from the middle of your manuscript in a Word document. (The industry standard for a page is 250; I follow the industry definition.) I’ll return to you 500 words complete with edits along with a quote.
Once you have your quote and decide to go forward, you will send your manuscript along with a deposit to hold your place on my calendar. I will use the Tracked Changes feature of Word to record the edits I make. In this way, you can accept or reject each change. I will also make comments and queries.
A deposit of 20% is required to hold a place on my calendar. An additional 30% is due when half of your manuscript is edited. When your manuscript edit is complete, I will send you two copies. One will be a ‘clean’ copy with all Tracked Changes accepted. The other will have the changes clearly marked so you are free to accept or reject each one. You will also receive a style sheet. With your manuscript, I will send the invoice which is due upon receipt.
You are welcome to review the changes and send queries in one follow-up email, submitted within 30 days. Following that, any new submissions would involve a new quote.