FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

GENERAL

EDITING

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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!

 
 
 
CONTACT ME

 

Have questions? Check the FAQ!

Amylia Ryan

Editor

Project Manager
Literary Community Outreach

For freelance editing work, please send manuscript samples as .doc or .docx attachments to: amyliaryan (dot) editing (at) gmail (dot) com

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