Editing and Proofreading
There is a large difference between copy-editing and proofreading. I attempt to save you money and do both at the same time, but in some cases, if the copy-editing is extensive, a final proofread is needed to catch things that were missed.
To assist in the editing process, follow these submission guidelines, which are the book publishing industry standard for a book page:
Use Times New-Roman, 12-point as your font.
Double space your manuscript.
Put a one inch border on all sides.
I complete a complimentary sample edit of 500-700 words. This allows you to see my editing style and determine if I fit your needs, and it also allows me to give you a quote on your entire work.
Please submit material for your sample edit, in an attached file, to email@example.com. Based on the number of words in the entire manuscript, a quote will be provided and a contract supplied before the work is started. I require payment of 50% prior to editing with the balance due when editing is complete and returned to you. A phone call to discuss changes is offered to supply reason or explanation to any changes, and “track changes” is used so you can determine whether to accept changes or not…it is your manuscript and completely up to you. You do have the option of my not tracking the changes, and that option is clearly stated in the contract for you to decide. In most cases, I can edit your entire work and return to you in one week or less.
Don’t have the money to put down? Ask about payment plans and other options.