1. Why do I need an editor?
As an author myself, I can tell you that editing your own work is much more difficult to do than letting someone else do it. As far as proofreading goes, I've found that as an author reads what they've written they are more likely to accidentally overlook misspellings, typographical errors, etc. because they know what they meant to put there, and thus, will sometimes read it as such. Also, being "too close," as it were, to what's been written does not help the editing process. An objective view and fresh eyes are needed to find all the bits and pieces in a work that need to be cleaned up. That's where I come in! I want to help you get your best work published; allowing me to make sure everything is as it should be in your writing brings you one step closer to that goal.
2. How long does the editing process take?
This isn't necessarily a cut and dry answer. One to two weeks is the norm for turn around time for smaller projects. Longer ones, such as novellas and novels, will take more time depending on the length. This will be discussed between the two of us as we're working out the details, including the starting date and the deadline for a finished product. I also conduct at least three read-throughs, so that takes a bit of extra time, as well. However, I promise it's for the best. The more times I look at the piece, the better off the final product will be
3. How much do you charge for _____?
All pricing information is located in the services tab.
4. What sort of editing to you do?
Currently, I am available for proofreading, copy editing, and line editing. I do not do developmental editing. All specifics about my services are included in the Services section of my homepage. Please check that sections for more information about the differences between each service.
5. My work does not meet the minimum word count, but I really need help. Is there really nothing you can do for
Never say never. This is a business and my minimums are enforced for a reason, but I'm a reasonable person, and my goal is to help people. Contact me with the information about your work and we'll see if there's anything I can do for you.