Frequently Asked Questions
If you are thinking about submitting a proposal, be sure to read through these FAQs!
How long will it take you to edit my project?
That answer depends on the length and the type of edits you are looking for. Currently, editing is a part time position for me which means I have limited hours. In general, you can expect me to edit 20,000 words a week. If you have a rush deadline, I may be able to make it work but it will require a Rush Fee.
What are you like to work with as an editor?
If you want to just send your project off, wait a few weeks, and then get it back with corrections and changes, then I am not your editor. I want to work collaboratively with you to understand your vision and explain my notes. So, if you are looking for someone to work with you to bring your project to the next level and be invested in your success, then I am the editor for you!
What types of projects do you do?
I am most excited about YA fiction in the fantasy, Sci-Fi, and LGBTQ+ genres. However, I am expanding my repertoire and so am currently accepting proposals for all types of projects. If your project is a new genre, I will want to be sure I feel like I am a good fit by doing a sample edit and having a meeting with you.
Will you do a sample edit?
Yes! I would love to do a sample edit free of charge for any new client. I believe sample edits are so important for being sure we both feel confident that our partnership will be productive. Sample edits should be 1,500-3,000 words long. They don't have to be the exact project you are hiring me for (though they can be), but should be a similar style and genre.
Will my project be ready to publish after you edit it?
That depends on the type of editing you hire me for. If you send me a project for Content Edits, the answer is no. While I will correct grammar and spelling errors, my Content Edits focus on clarity, sentence structure, word choice, and characterization, which means you as the author need to sort through those edits and decide which ones to use and how. However, if you submit a project for Proofreading, then yes. The goal after a thorough proofreading is that the project is error free. If you get Content Edits first, your Proofreading will be at a 20% discount though!
What style guides are you familiar with?
I am most familiar with MLA, AP, and Chicago. If you have a specific style guide you are working with, be sure to let me know (don't worry, I'll ask!). I will always brush up on the distinct parameters of each style to ensure I am editing in line with your goals.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, I require a 20% deposit based of the estimated project total. Invoices are issued every 2 weeks and the deposit is applied to the final invoice total. Payments are due 2 weeks after the invoice is issued, and unpaid invoices accrue a 20% late fee for every week they are late. Additionally, if you have an invoice over due, I will stop working on any ongoing projects and will not accept new projects from you.
What should I include in my inquiry?
Let me know your timeline, estimated project length, project genre, and what types of editing services you are looking for. All of this will help me determine quickly if I am a good fit and have time to take on the project, so the more information you are able to provide, the better!