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What services do you offer?

I offer four distinct editing services: developmental editing, substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I also offer transcription and copy writing services. Decide which you’re looking for by reading more about them here.

 

 

What do you charge?

No two projects are the same, so I encourage you to contact me in order to discuss your project and the corresponding costs. But don’t worry; you’ll never be blindsided! I always provide a project proposal so you can see what’s ahead before we begin working together in earnest.

And if you still need a ballpark? My rates are fairly in line with industry rates posted by the Editorial Freelance Association.

 

What is a project proposal?

This is a written summary I’ll create for you once I have all the details of your project in hand. It includes everything you need to know before deciding whether you want to use my services, including:

  • Summary of the project: what services I offer, what I will ultimately deliver to you, and when it will all be completed
  • Cost estimate (including a breakdown of the tasks associated with each cost)
  • Payment schedule

 

How do I pay you?

I will generate an invoice and deliver it to you electronically (or by mail, if you prefer) for each required payment. Invoices will be issued and must be remitted in USD ($).

I accept personal checks, business checks, and PayPal. We will determine the method of payment when we work out the contract, and if you choose to use PayPal, a small transaction fee will be added to your total project cost.

 

When do I pay you?

New Clients
25% upon contract signing, 50% at benchmark (or as negotiated), 25% when the project is complete

Established Clients
Benchmark payments as negotiated

Note: Developmental editing projects will adhere to a different payment schedule due to the nature of the work. There will be an upfront payment, followed by “hours accrued” benchmarks, rather than deliverables-based benchmarks.