Step One: Read through all the directions and the FAQ on this page.
Step Two: Click here to fill out an order form!
Step Three: I will send a confirmation e-mail requesting access to your project. If you ordered a live edit, we’ll negotiate the date and time. I will also send the information necessary for you to make payment, including an estimated total cost.
Step Four: Send me 50% of the estimated total cost using your chosen payment method. Once I’ve received payment, I’ll edit your project!
Step Five: When I’ve finished editing, I will send you your final bill, along with an editorial letter and a link to my feedback form. If you sent me your project via Word document, I will return the edited document to you.
Step Six: If you have any questions about the edits I made, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll explain my reasoning. You can ask questions for up to two months after I return your edited document. When your questions have been answered, the remainder of the bill will be due.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of editing do you provide?
When you order, there will be three different types of editing that you can mix and match as you choose. In copy editing, I correct details like spelling, grammar, formatting, and continuity. In line editing, I revise on a sentence and paragraph level for organization, clarity, and flow. In developmental editing, I provide feedback on how you can improve the overall story, looking at aspects like characterization, plotting, and world-building. To make these edits, I use Track Changes and Comments in Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
If you choose a single editing type, I will charge you $15/hour. If you choose two different editing types, the price will be $20/hour. If you choose all three in a comprehensive edit, I will charge $25/hour. The most popular combination is copy and line editing for $20/hour, a service that works for any kind of project.
Are there any limits as to what projects you’ll accept?
My one request is that your project not include explicit sexual content. Other than that, I will edit whatever text you choose to send me–any kind, any content, any length!
What if I have a limited budget for my project?
Specify the maximum amount you are able to pay on the order form, and I will stop editing once my hourly price reaches that budget. Please note that this may decrease the quality of the final product. However, I will do my best to hit the most important points before time runs out. If you would like me to be 100% thorough in my edit, list your budget as “full price.”
What if I need my project completed by a certain date?
Specify the due date (Monday – Saturday, no Sundays) on the order form, and I will complete your edit by 10 p.m. that day. Please note that this may decrease the quality of the final product. However, I will do my best to hit the most important points before time runs out. If you would like me to be 100% thorough in my edit, list your due date as “none.”
How do live edits work?
If you send your project to me via Google Docs, you will be able to observe my recommended changes as they are being made. You can accept or reject these edits and ask questions of your own. You may choose to check in at random, or you may schedule a time for me to edit in order to guarantee your presence. Whether you want to monitor my work, learn from my example, or collaborate more extensively, the live option is perfect! These edits will be scheduled on Mondays – Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
How do you determine the final bill?
As indicated above, I charge an hourly rate ranging from $15-$25. This means that the fewer edits I make, the less you have to pay! With line editing included, I average about 2,000 words per hour. Without line editing, I manage at least 4,000 words per hour. I track the time using ManicTime, which records the programs, documents, and exact periods of my computer usage. Your final bill will reflect this measurement down to the minute.
How do I pay you?
I accept payment via Google Pay (preferred), PayPal, or TransferWise. When you order, you will choose which one of these methods you’d like to use. Per Step 3, I will email you any information you need in order to pay. The final bill will be sent after edits are complete. If you’d like to change your payment method at any point, please let me know!
What if I don’t like the edits I receive?
The edits I make should be seen as suggestions given by a professional. Whether or not you choose to take them is up to you! However, I will answer any questions you send me. I also accept feedback via this form. If you are still unhappy with my work after I answer all of your questions, I will give your document one more editing pass for free.
What’s your policy on privacy and intellectual property?
When I’ve returned your project, I may ask for your permission to use some or all of the document for my portfolio, to be shown to future clients or employers. The portfolio document will not include any personal information. Additionally, your response to the final question on my feedback form may be used as a testimonial, which will include your first name only. Filling out the final question indicates permission for me to use your response.
Without your permission, I will not use your writing or personal details for any purpose other than completing your order. You retain all rights to your text. In order to ensure your rights, your project document, with the exception of portfolio samples, will be deleted from my files two months after I return it to you.