Every editor works differently. Here’s a breakdown of how I work, so you can get a feel for how I will take care of your story.
The Discussion Cracks
Tell me about your book. What are your favorite chapters? Favorite characters? What parts do you think need more work than others? Anything you’re worried about? If you have a particular style you want to achieve or if you’d like me to focus on something specific, let me know! We will also discuss the time frame.
If you have any questions, ask away! This is the time to discuss everything.
I will also do a sample edit, so you can get a sense of my editorial style. It’s the first five pages of your manuscript. Please put them in manuscript format. This is free with no strings attached.
If you’re wondering what manuscript format is, here are the main points:
- Alignment = left justified
- Font = black, 12-point, Times New Roman or a similar serif font
- Line spacing = double
- Page size = 8.5×11 inches with one inch margins
The Agreement is Signed
If we decide to move forward, we will both sign an agreement. I will also evaluate your manuscript sample and give a fair hourly rate. You’ll pay a 25% booking deposit to secure a spot in my schedule.
If money is tight, we can set up a payment plan.
The Editing Begins
I’ll do my editing magic. I use Track Changes in Microsoft Word, so you’ll be able to see my every move. I’ll leave questions, comments, and compliments in bubbles off to the side. I also go through every manuscript twice, so I can make sure I get everything.
You can send me any questions if they arise. 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 send the edited version over. You may accept or reject edits as you see fit. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.