I’m a good writer, why do I need and editor?
Even the best writer’s miss things in their own work. Writer’s are often too close to their work to be able to objectively evaluate it for content, flow, and clarity. An editor brings in a new and professional perspective to evaluate the authors work to help the produce the result they are trying to achieve.
If my work is published, won’t the publisher use their own editor?
Very likely. However, with the ready access to computers and the internet, the competition to get published has never been greater. To even be considered for publishing, your work must be crystal clear and squeaky clean. It shows prospective publishers you are willing to work hard and that you are a true professional.
What types of services do you provide?
- Mentoring: I can help you evaluate your writing goals and help you direct your next project toward a publishable end.
- Critiquing: Once your work is completed, I offer an overall critique which is less detailed than a substantive edit, but less expensive.
- Substantive Edit: A substantive edit goes through your entire document and looks at specifics such as clarity, character arc, story arc, characterization, setting, dialogue, etc. It is very comprehensive and thus the most costly of my services.
How do you charge for your services?
Cost is determined by the type of service and how polished your manuscript is when I receive it. Most work is charged on an hourly basis and detailed quote will be provided.
Do you provide a sample edit?
Yes, you will provide me with a sample of your work and I will promptly return a sample edit that will help you determine if I will provide the services you require. It will also help me determine the amount of editing your work will require to help make your quote as precise as possible.
What types of payment do you accept?
I accept PayPal, Zelle and Venmo. Once we have agreed on a quote, 50% is due before I begin your edit and the rest is required on completion.