Q: What type of editing do I need?
A: I offer two types of editing:
- Copy Editing – The editor works with almost finished product to edit line by line for grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. This form of editing does not make tone and content suggestions.
- Proofreading – The editor will look at the final product after all layout is completed and fix anything out of the ordinary that may have been missed in the original copy editing processes.
I do not do developmental editing at the moment. This is the type of editing where you hand me a rough draft or unfinished product and I make suggestions to help develop your original story. The earliest stage I will take over is after the story is written and you are beginning to think seriously about publishing.
We will discuss this through our initial emails, and whatever editing style you choose will be presented in the contract.
Q: What are your editing rates?
My editing rates are very simple, .005 cents per word.
Q: What genres do you edit?
I will edit all genres and non-fiction. I have more experience reading and editing science fiction, mysteries, and romance. If your book centers around specific subject matter, please feel free to send me a sample chapter to review. I will do my best to give you an honest reply with any concerns I may have about my ability to edit your material.
Q: How do I pay after my book is finished?
A: I will send you a PayPal invoice, or I will take checks if that is more comfortable for you.
Q: Do I have to sign a contract?
A: Yes. This protects both parties since the contract also has a termination clause (after a predetermined number of days) if you change your mind about publishing.