FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

GENERAL

EDITING

OTHER SERVICES

GENERAL

 
 
  • What's the best way to contact you?

    • If you would like to contact me for a job opportunity or send ​me a request for a freelance project, please use my contact form.

  • How do I send you my manuscript?

    • The manuscript submission stage has two parts: First, please send via the contact form a detailed description of your project and how you'd like me to help with it; second, send via email the 40-60 pages of your manuscript that you believe need the most help, using the subject headline "Freelance Editing Request: [Your manuscript title]."

  • How much do your services cost?

    • Prices are given on a project-by-project basis, and are determined by word count and/or the estimated number of hours needed to complete the edit. To see a general range of prices, please visit the Editorial Freelancers Association rate chart.

  • How do I get a quote?

    • Using the contact form, please send a detailed description of your project, including the final word count and an estimate of what you believe might need to be edited.

 
 

EDITING

  • What is "developmental editing"?

    • Sometimes called "substantive editing," developmental editing​ concerns large-scale revisions of a project, typically relating to the style, language, structure, characters, and overall development of a manuscript.

  • What are the differences between developental editing and copyediting?

    • While developmental editing concerns global edits to a manuscript, copyediting concerns the smaller-scale (but equally important) mechanics of a manuscript, including spelling, grammar, and usage.

  • How do I know if my manuscript needs a developmental edit or a copyedit?

    • If you're having trouble relating to your characters, your plot seems stuck, or the pacing of the manuscript feels​ too slow or uneven in parts, you likely need a developmental edit.

    • If you're not confident in your spelling or aren't completely familiar with grammar rules, you likely need a copyedit.

 
 
 

OTHER SERVICES

  • What other freelance services do you offer besides editing?

    • Depending on my availability, I'm available for event management, either for planning the event in advance or providing day-of coordination. I specialize in literary events such as author readings, launch parties, and small conferences.

  • I see you also do project management. Can I hire you for that?

    • I only provide project management services on a salaried basis. If you're a publisher and are in need of an adept, efficient manager for your latest book project​, please feel free to contact me. If you're interested in viewing my project management experience, please visit my resume page.

  • Do you get paid to research outreach opportunities?

    • Not at the moment, though I do hope to be paid for my research someday.​ If you're a publishing professional who would like to get involved in community outreach, specifically with your local high school publications classes, please contact me!