How Does The Process Work?
Drop me an email
and attach (as a Word document) the first 10 pages of your
manuscript. Be sure to include:
Document length (total word count)
2. I will review your project and provide a price quote and
approximate turnaround time based on the level of
editing required, the document’s length and the requested
deadline. There is no fee or
associated with a quote. I reserve the right to refuse to edit any
If we agree to work together, I’ll send you two copies of my
contract via U.S. Mail. You’ll need to
sign the contracts (one is for your records, one is for mine) and
send the following to
payment (see payment information, below)
Send an email
to let me know you’ve mailed the contract; attach an electronic
version of your
work only with electronic documents in Microsoft Word. I use
Word’s Track Changes option
(under the tools menu) so you’ll be able to see changes I make to
the text and my comments or
questions about your manuscript. You can choose to display or hide
these editing marks; you
decide to accept or reject indicated changes.
Each manuscript goes through a three-step editing process:
Step 1 – I do an
initial, quick edit while reading the manuscript all the way
through. This allows me
to get a feel for the writing.
Step 2 – I perform a
thorough edit while reading the manuscript a second time.
Step 3 – Final editing
occurs during a third review of the manuscript.
A 40 percent
down-payment is required before editing can begin. The remainder
of the fee will be invoiced upon
completion of the project and is due within 30 days of receipt of
the invoice. I accept money orders and personal checks.
with authors who’ve written about topics ranging from cooking and
parenting to marketing and public
relations. I strive to tighten and improve manuscripts without
losing the author’s voice and style. I gladly will provide contact
information for authors who can answer your questions about my