Every editor works differently. Here’s a breakdown of how I edit, so you can get a sense for how I will take care of your story.
The Discussion Forms
Tell me about your book. Who are your favorite characters? What chapters or sections do you think need more work than others? Let me know if you want me to focus on something specific.
If you have any questions, ask away! I’m here to help.
I will also do a sample edit, so you can get a sense of my editorial style. Please put the sample in manuscript format. This is free with no strings attached.
The Agreement is Signed
If we decide to move forward, we will sign an agreement. I will also evaluate your sample pages and give a fair project fee based on the industry’s standards published by the EFA. (As of 2022, project fees are based off a $33 hourly rate.) There is a 20% booking deposit to secure a spot in my schedule.
If money is tight, we can set up a payment plan or negotiate.
The Editing Cracks
I’ll do my editing magic. I use Track Changes in Microsoft Word, so you can see my every move. I’ll leave questions, comments, and compliments in bubbles off to the side.
You can send me any questions if they come up. I’m always here to talk whether it’s over editing, the publishing process, marketing, etc.
The Book Hatches
I’ll send an invoice first. After a payment is received, I’ll email the edited manuscript over. You may accept or reject my edits as you see fit.
If you have questions over any of my edits, feel free to reach out. I’m here to help!