Step One: Read all the directions and 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 set the date and time. I will also send you an estimated total cost based off of the word count you provided in the order form.
Step Four: Using your chosen payment method, send me 50% of that estimated total cost. Once I’ve received payment, I’ll edit your project!
Step Five: When I’ve finished editing, I will email you your final bill and an editorial letter. If you sent me your project via Word document, I will attach the revised version.
Step Six: Look through my suggested edits. If you have any questions, email me at email@example.com. You can ask questions about the edits for up to two months after I return your document. When your questions have been answered, the remainder of the bill will be due.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of editing do you offer?
I perform the main three types of editing in a mix-and-match system. With copy editing, I correct details like spelling, grammar, and formatting. With line editing, I revise sentences and paragraphs to improve organization, clarity, and flow. With developmental editing, I offer advice on how the overall story can be strengthened, looking at characterization, plotting, world-building, and the like. For all my edits, I use Track Changes and Comments in Microsoft Word or Google Docs.
You may order any of the following services:
- Copy Editing $15/hour
- Developmental Editing $15/hour
- Copy and Line Editing $20/hour *MOST POPULAR*
- Copy and Developmental Editing $20/hour
- Copy, Line, and Developmental Editing $25/hour
Are there any projects you won’t accept?
I prefer not to work with 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?
On the order form, specify the maximum amount you can pay for the edit, and I will stop editing once the total price hits that limit. 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.
What if I have a deadline for my project?
On the order form, specify a due date (Monday – Saturday, no Sundays), and I will return your document 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.
How do live edits work?
If you send me your project via Google Docs, you can observe the suggested changes as they are being made. You can accept or reject each edit, respond to my questions, and ask questions of your own. You may choose to check in at random, or you may schedule a time for me to edit while you are present. Whether you want to monitor my work, learn from my skills, or collaborate more extensively, the live option is a great choice! Scheduled live edits will take place Mondays – Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
How do you calculate the final bill?
As seen 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 edit at least 4,000 words per hour. I track time using ManicTime, which records the exact periods when I’m editing each document. 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. On the order form, you will choose one of these payment methods. In my confirmation email, I will send you any information you need in order to pay. If you’d like to change your payment method at any point, please let me know!
What if I’m not satisfied with your edits?
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 have if you email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also accept feedback via this form. If you are still unhappy with my work after I answer all of your questions, let me know. I don’t offer refunds, but we may be able to work something else out.
What are your policies on privacy and intellectual property?
When I’ve returned your project, I may ask for permission to include some or all of the document in my portfolio, which will be shown to future clients or employers. The portfolio document will not include your 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 this question indicates permission for me to use your response.
Without your permission, I will not use your work or your 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 permitted portfolio samples) will be deleted from my files two months after I return it to you.