Do you need an editor or a proofreader?
What editing do you specialize in?
Fiction genres: historical, dystopian, contemporary, women
s, sci-fi and fantasy
Nonfiction subjects: memoir, travel writing and history
English language teaching materials
How does it work?
Contact me at email@example.com and send me two pages or about 1,000 words of your writing.
l do a sample edit and after I
evaluate the manuscript, I’ll
get back to you with time and price estimates.
After we decide to move ahead together, we
ll collaborate for the rest of the process.
How much does it cost?
I charge on a project basis, and the fee will depend on the amount of time it takes to edit in conjunction with the complexity of the editing required.
ve never hired an editor, have a look at the industry standards for minimum rates at the following links:
Editorial Freelancers Association Minimum Rates
Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading Minimum Rates
When can we start?
s schedule a time to work together! We editors usually book up a few months in advance, so it
s good to book a space early to meet your publishing deadlines.
Projects are scheduled once a 50% deposit has been made.
Where in the world are you?
m based in London, UK. I
m happy to work with you wherever you are.
ve worked with authors in the UK, the US, the UAE, Thailand, the Netherlands, Japan, and Turkey.
What are you reading?
See what I
m reading on
, have a look at my
, or let me know if you need a recommendation.
m always happy to talk about books!
s the fine print?
I work on a Mac and use MS Word and Track Changes.
The industry standard for one page is 250 words, double-spaced, in 12-point font and with one-inch margins.
The style guides I use include
The Chicago Manual of Style
. I am also familiar with APA, AP and MLA.
The standard dictionaries I use are
Oxford English Dictionary
What editing associations do you belong to?
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