If you’d like me to edit for you, I’ll need:
- A description of the type of text (fiction or non-fiction, general or specialist, etc.)
- An approximate word count
- An idea of what stage the work is at – first draft, or eighteenth?
- An ideal timescale
I can work in Microsoft Word and pdf formats; files can be sent by email or a file-sharing platform such as Dropbox. I can also work in Google Docs or even Scrivener if that’s what you prefer.
For larger projects like novels, I offer a free sample edit of 1000–1500 words for you to evaluate my service before going ahead, with no obligation. This lets me assess the amount of work involved and how long it’s likely to take me.
Once we’ve established the parameters for the project, I’ll be happy to prepare a written quote and draft service agreement before you decide to go ahead.
The price I quote for each project will always be fair, but there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ rate. Each quote is determined by multiple factors: the format, the word count, the level of editing required, the urgency, and the complexity of the subject matter and presentation. As a guide, minimum suggested rates for different types of editing can be found on the websites of the CIEP (UK) and EFA (US).