I will send back your sample pages edited, and give you details on how much it will cost to edit your full manuscript and how you can pay.
Very occasionally, I will reject a sample submission. I cannot give feedback on your specific submission. It could have been rejected for a number of reasons, such as: the manuscript was not ready for editing, this often happens when it is still an early draft; there are too many basic errors in the text, this includes documents that appear to have been translated by Google Translate; the text appears to be an entire short story, a blog post or a complete article; the text does not appear to be a genuine request for a sample edit.
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I can usually get a manuscript of 60,000 words back to you within fifteen working days, depending on the workload at the time. I will be in touch with you via e-mail throughout the editing process and can give you regular updates and a more accurate estimate as they proceed.
No problem. For urgent cases, a faster edit is negotiable. Let us know as soon as possible.
Editors are human too. That means I can’t promise perfection, but I will do my best.
I will send you two documents – one ‘clean,’ edited version for your approval and a version with ‘track changes’ enabled so you can see exactly where I've made the changes.
Please let us know as soon as possible. My reputation rests on the quality of my work, and I strive to make sure you will be satisfied. But if you still have questions, I’ll do my best to resolve them. Since I am a professional member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, you can also contact them if you have any complaints.
Sorry. I’d have to consider those new pages as a new manuscript. You’d have to pay again.
I work mainly with novelists, but have broad experience in non-fiction and academic editing. If you have text that needs editing, get in touch and I’ll give you an honest assessment of the cost and time needed.
Unfortunately not. We’d all be so disappointed if the only copy of your edited manuscript goes missing in the post.
You don’t have to, but it is usual to acknowledge your editor, and I would really appreciate it if you did.