F.A.Q.

How do I submit a request for your services?

To submit a request for any of my services, contact me here and remember to check off which service(s) you are interested in.

What is your service procedure?

After submitting a request here, most times, you can hear back from me within one week. I will email you a specific form to fill out regarding the specific service you requested as well as ask you to review the Glossary of Freelance Editorial Work. This is to ensure I understand your needs and you understand what is expected of my services.

Once your form is reviewed, I will either accept or deny your request. If accepted, I will send you a Letter of Agreement stating our agreed upon terms and conditions, as well as a Work Contract. You will have to sign and date both, then return to me. You will receive the Work Contract back signed and dated by me as a receipt for completion of the project.

How long will it take you to complete my project?

This varies depending on service, level of writing expertise, and other factors. For a more specific answer, please contact me with what service you’re interested in along with your word count.

What are my chances of being accepted?

Honestly, 50/50. It depends on if I’m currently working on another project, if I enjoy your genre, if I enjoy your synopsis, if I have planned out enough time for the size of your project, etc.

What manuscripts do you most often accept?

All fiction will most likely be accepted. Unfortunately, I am not accepting any nonfiction or academia at this time.

Why was my request denied?

Since I freelance part-time, your request might have been denied because I might be working with another client and do not have the time to offer my full attention to more than one project.

Will you use any of my work for your business promotions?

In all of my offered services request forms, you may allow or deny me permission to use your manuscript title and name in any and all business promotions. Business promotions include publishing on this website, in presentations, advertisements, and other marketing materials.

Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes. You sign a Work Contract as well as a Letter of Agreement.

Are there any policies to adhere to?

Yes. All policies can be found in the Work Contract I issue upon beginning a new project with a client.

In what forms do you accept payment?

I accept all major credit card and debit card transactions through trusted and secure PayPal.

Do you have any payment plans?

I am quite flexible on payment plans to ensure you can afford my services. I know not all writers are full-time writers, and paychecks don’t always deposit on time. I am open to creating any payment plan that can work for both of us. Whatever payment plan we agree upon will be stated in your Letter of Agreement and Work Contract.

Why do you only freelance part-time?

I work another job full-time to pay the bills and freelance because it is my passion.

What are your credentials?

You can find my editorial related credentials here. You can find all my other credentials here.

What is critiquing?

Reading and reviewing an unpublished manuscript and preparing a written report about the work that addresses the writer’s specific concerns, such as competition, audience, and timeliness of topic while also highlighting strengths, weaknesses, and room for improvements to the manuscript.

What is copy editing?

Copy Editing (sometimes called line editing) can be considered any or all of the following:

  • correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
  • checking for or imposing a consistent style and format
  • reading for overall clarity and sense on behalf of the prospective audience
  • querying the appropriate party about apparent errors or inconsistencies
  • noting permissions needed to publish copyrighted material
  • preparing a manuscript for the next stage of the publication process
  • cross-checking references, art, figures, tables, equations, and other features for consistency with their mentions in the text
What is extensive editing?

Improving a manuscript in any or all of the following ways:

  • identifying and solving problems of overall clarity or accuracy
  • reorganizing paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve the order in which the text is presented
  • writing or rewriting segments of text to improve readability and flow of information
  • revising any or all aspects of the text to improve its presentation
  • consulting with others about issues of concern
  • incorporating responses to queries and suggestions and creating a new draft of the document
What is proofreading?

Comparing the latest stage of text with the preceding stage, marking discrepancies in text, and, when appropriate, checking for problems in page makeup, layout, color separation, or type. Proofreading may also include one or more of the following:

  • checking proof against typesetting specifications
  • querying or correcting errors or inconsistencies that may have escaped an editor or writer
  • reading for typographical errors or for sense without reading against copy

If you have a question and do not see it answered here, contact me.