FAQ

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What can I expect from your critique?
Why are your wait times so long?
Which package should I purchase?
Can I only order the formatting package from you?
How long have you been freelancing?

What can I expect from your critique?

It’s difficult to choose a brand new editor. I totally understand that. You’re shelling out a chunk of money to an internet stranger, releasing your baby to them, and hoping for the best. I want to do all I can to ease your worries. On top of testimonies from my previous, amazing clients, I try to be transparent in everything you can expect from me. Below are a couple of pdf samples of my short proofreading/editing jobs. I’ve also included a beta-read response to a novel, which I write at the end of a manuscript .docx, with some comments sprinkled throughout to help highlight specific issues throughout the manuscript.

If you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Why are your wait times so long?

I’m a work-at-home parent with two little monsters. Also, its been many months since I didn’t have a queue of novels and ghostwriting projects to tackle. When most of my projects are lengthy novels, I can’t get them done quickly. I take my time with each project to make sure that every client gets my full attention and gets all the feedback I have to offer. So while you might have to wait 3-8 weeks to get your novel back, I promise that I will give your work as much attention as anyone else’s.

Unless I am ultra-swamped, I always have a 3-day turn-around guarantee on independent short works under 3000 words (does not count for serial projects, chapters of novels, or any chain of projects).

Which package should I purchase?

If you’ve yet to have a writer or professional look over your work at all, I highly suggest starting out with a critical beta-read. There is no sense in me spending a great deal of my time proofreading a piece that still needs revision. Once you have revised or rewritten a project that you feel that it is really ready for publication or representation, then we can discuss the proofreading package, where I only correct grammatical errors, typos, etc. Only once the manuscript is flawless do I suggest purchasing the formatting package. Any edits that need to be made after formatting has been complete could alter the formatting and undo a great deal of work, costing us time and money. Book covers should (at least for print books) only be purchased after formatting is complete, as I must know the exact page count of the complete manuscript to properly create a print cover.

If you don’t know what stage your book is in, talk to me about it. I don’t mind looking over a sample of your book and telling you what package I think its ready for.

If you insist on purchasing a proofreading package for an early draft, I will happily proofread your manuscript. But I will also let you know about improvements that need to be made and leave the ultimate decision up to you.

Can I only order the formatting package from you?

You can, but see the previous question for my thoughts on that. Purchasing a formatting package from me does not include any critiquing or editing, so please make sure your manuscript is 100% perfect and ready for publication

How long have you been freelancing?

I’ve done a small amount of freelancing since 2010. I freelanced with a small publishing house for a little while, which was great. Then I did ghostwriting and content writing for small businesses, blogs, product descriptions, technical writing. BLECK. I wasn’t a fan. In 2016, I started as a freelance journalist, which I’ve done a small amount of over the last year. I began pursuing a job in freelancing as a fiction/creative non-fiction content developer only in late 2016. I have loved every minute of it. (Okay, okay…most minutes of it.)