Step One: Choose one of the three editing services listed below. Go to the linked page and fill out the order form!
Step Two: 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.
Step Three: Once I have access to your project, I’ll estimate the total cost and the return date, taking into account the budget and the due date that you specified in your order. I will also send any information necessary for you to make payment. (See the FAQ below for more information.)
Step Four: Send 50% of the estimated total cost to me 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 my work, 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
Are there any limits as to what you’ll edit?
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! I accept Word documents and Google Docs.
Which service is best for my project?
The Micro Edit is my most popular service, perfect for any text, where I perform detailed copy and line editing. The Macro Edit is developmental editing best suited for creative, story-centered works. The Micro/Macro Edit combines the two.
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 all 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,” and I will send you an estimated cost per Step 3.
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 all 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,” and I will send you an estimated return date per Step 3.
How do live edits work?
If you send your project to me via Google Docs, you will be able to enter the document and 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 so that you can be there to observe. Whether you want to monitor my work, learn from my example, or collaborate more extensively, the live option is perfect! Live edits will be scheduled on Mondays – Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
How do you determine the final bill?
I charge a standard hourly rate ranging from $15-$25 an hour, depending on which service you choose. This means that the fewer edits I make, the less you have to pay! I track the hours using ManicTime, which records the programs, documents, and exact periods of my computer usage. Your final bill will reflect this time 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.