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Why should I hire you to edit my business or nonfiction material?
I love editing. (Not too many people can actually say that!) I have bolstered this passion with an extensive formal training that includes a Master of Applied Science in information and communications technology, a Bachelor of Arts in English, and a Bachelor of Science in technical communication. I also seek continuing education opportunities that help me stay on top of new developments in my field.
In addition, I have twelve years of editorial experience in a variety of industries, which allows me to bring a diverse perspective to your unique subject matter.
How long does it take you to edit a document?
Some documents have straightforward requirements, while others need a multifaceted approach that may require more than one round of editing; therefore, I avoid one-size-fits-all timelines. Instead, I will discuss the length and depth of your project with you, review your document or sample (if applicable), and then offer a customized timeline based on your needs.
Can you describe your work process?
Every editor has a unique work process. My process consists of four main steps:
- We will schedule a phone or Skype meeting to discuss your writing goals and scheduling requirements.
- During that meeting, we will determine if I am a good fit for your project. If we both agree that I am a good fit, I will review your document or writing sample (if applicable) and then provide a written quote.
- If you accept the quote, I will email you a letter of agreement outlining the details of our arrangement.
- I will begin editing your project on the scheduled start date and return the document to you on the scheduled delivery date.
How do you calculate your editing rates?
I typically calculate a per-word rate based on the complexity of the project. Per-hour and flat-rate arrangements are available in certain circumstances. After we chat about your individual requirements, I will gladly provide a written quote. So, let’s open the discussion!
Why don’t you edit fiction?
I love to read fiction. (Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry is my all-time favorite novel.) However, my professional focus is on business content, technical documents, nonfiction, and academic research. If you are a fiction writer looking for an editor, I strongly suggest using the Editorial Freelancers Association’s Member Directory to find a professional specializing in your genre.