Not sure which type of editing is right for you and your project? I offer complimentary assessments to help determine what degree of editorial attention your manuscript requires.
Here’s how it works:
- We discuss your manuscript, with a particular focus on what you are trying to achieve, any difficulties you have been experiencing, and the kinds of editorial work you would like to prioritize.
- You provide me with an excerpt—no more than five standard (250-word, double-spaced) pages—that constitutes a representative sample of the current state of your manuscript. You also provide me with any submission or editorial guidelines pertaining to your manuscript (e.g., a call for papers, the applicable style guide).
- I return my edited version of the sample to you within an agreed-upon time period, along with a written summary of editorial tasks performed, an editorial plan for the full manuscript, and a quote for my services. If accepted, a contract is drafted and signed.
For longer and more complex manuscripts and projects that cannot be accurately represented by a five-page sample, I offer paid editorial assessments. The process is the same as above but involves a larger representative sample, which may be as short as ten manuscript pages or as long as a full chapter. In this case, a quote is generated and a contract is drafted and signed before the editorial assessment begins.