The Editing Process
You have a manuscript ready for editing. Now what?
1 - Once you contact me, we will talk about your project and your needs, as well as a schedule. I will request an excerpt of your manuscript for a sample edit.
2 - Upon return of the sample edit with a project quote, we will finalize the schedule and sign a contract. You will be responsible for paying 25% of the agreed-upon fee as a deposit.
3 - Prior to the start date, you will submit your manuscript as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx). I only accept manuscripts via Word.
4 - Following our mutually agreed-upon schedule, I will edit your manuscript, making necessary corrections using Word's Track Changes tool. Then I will return your manuscript to you with detailed notes.
5 - Again following our pre-established schedule, you will revise your manuscript and resubmit it to me for my second pass.
6 - My second pass will be as comprehensive as my first. I will again return it to you with detailed mark-up and notes.
7 - Upon delivery of the second edit, final payment is required.