Do you charge hourly or by the project?
I typically charge a flat project fee for one complete round of editing so there are no surprises. I'm able to do that because I ask to receive the final draft material to be edited before providing a quote. My fees are based on a few factors, including the level of edit required, the length of the document, scope, and deadline.
Can you quote a price without seeing the final document?
No. See answer above.
I’ve visited the websites of other editors and they indicate proofreading and editing are two different services which are priced differently from each other. Do you proofread or edit?
My esteemed book editing colleagues would disagree, but proofreading and editing are interchangeable terms in my specific area of corporate editing. I respect the distinct definitions observed by my colleagues who are book editors because, in their area of editing, there is indeed a difference. However, with my clientele, it’s just semantics. For simplicity's sake, I say I do both.
Do you edit fictional and non-fictional work by independent authors?
Not at this time. I’m focused on my specialty which is editing for business. If you need something edited outside of my service offering, I most likely have colleagues I can refer.
Do you edit student theses and dissertations?
No. See answer above.
What if you revise something I don’t agree with?
I edit using Track Changes in Word for you to review, approve, and execute (or ignore) my edits and comments.
What if I’m working on something highly sensitive or classified proprietary information?
You can count on my discretion. I do not disclose information on client material, content, or transactions. To formalize this, I provide a confidentiality agreement.
I write large quarterly reports and also consistent monthly publications. I’d like you to review them all, but it seems cumbersome to have you assess each one as a final draft to arrive at a project price. Can you work with me?
Absolutely! Let’s have a conversation about your specific needs and develop a package or retainer arrangement that will be most beneficial and sustainable. Please click the “Contact Me” button at the bottom of this page and complete the form.