|01 Check that we are a good fit|
|It is important that we are a good fit in order to ensure we have a great working relationship. I recommend browsing the above tabs to learn a little about me, including what I edit, and read about the experiences other writers have had working with me. If you feel we would be a good match, great, proceed to step two!|
|02 Decide on editorial service(s)|
|On my services & rates page, you will be able to find all the information on what editing services I offer as well as their rates. Determine which one(s) you feel you would benefit from most.|
|03 Compile material to send|
|Editorial Review & Partial Edit: I will need to know the genre of your manuscript as well as the total word count I will be editing. If you have a synopsis, it would be helpful for me to see that too.
Developmental Edit: I will need the first 750 words of your manuscript in order to do a sample edit. Please also let me know the genre of your manuscript and the total word count. If you have a synopsis, it would be helpful for me to see that too.
Sub/Pub Package: In addition to the query/synopsis/cover copy/author bio you would like me to edit, please also include the genre and target audience of your manuscript. Please note synopsis should ideally be no longer than two pages, though I will accept up to five pages if you need guidance on how to shorten it.
Please send everything in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
|04 Confirm the project|
|I will reply with the final information regarding the cost and timeline of the project. If you agree with the terms, I require 50% of the fee to be paid via PayPal before I start a project, and we will sign a standard editorial contract that protects both of us. The remaining 50% are due within 14 days of receipt of the edited material.
My booking calendar fills up very quickly, so please do get in touch as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
Disclaimer: While I work hard on every project I take on, I cannot guarantee that my help will lead to an agent/publishing contract/self-publishing success. Also, as my focus is content editing, I strongly recommend hiring a separate editor who specializes in proofreading, especially if you plan to self-publish.