• How much do you charge for editing?
    • I charge a base fee of $25 per project. After that, the rates start at $7.5 per 1000 words and can go up to $15 per 1000 words, depending on the type of editing you require.
  • How can I start an editing project with you?
    • The first step is to get a sample edit. Send 1000 words to yourwritinglady@gmail.com with the type of editing you desire, and I’ll get that back to you in 1-3 business days.
    • If you’re happy and want to go forward, I’ll ask you for your total word count and a copy of the manuscript. Then, I’ll send you a quote and an estimated timeline for the project.
    • If you agree to the quote, I’ll draft an agreement for us both to sign and then you will pay a deposit fee. Once I receive both, I will begin editing.
  • How do I know when a project is complete?
    • That depends on the conditions we agree on. The editing agreement we both sign will contain the details of the project. You will know that the project is complete when the last revision has been sent to you and your invoice is closed out and marked as paid.
  • What are your payment terms?
    • I require 50% of the total fee up front and the remaining half at the end of the project, unless you are on an installment plan.
  • How many revisions do I get with a project?
    • All projects come with one (1) extra round of revisions. Additional revisions are billed at $15 per hour.
  • Why do you charge per 1000 words?
    • I value simplicity. Divide your word count by 1000, multiply by the rate, and you will know exactly how much your editing bill will be. That is better than being stumped by how many hours your editor says they need to edit your book, or feeling short-changed when you’re charged the same price for a page with 200 large-print words on it that you were for a page with 600 words in a size 9 font.
  • Do I have to sign a contract to begin work, and why?
    • For the protection of both parties, yes, a contract with signature is required. This ensures that you are protected from loss and damages on my part, and that I am also protected from you.
  • What payment options do I have?
    • Clients can pay via PayPal, Interac e-Transfer, or credit/debit card. Cash and cheques are not accepted.
  • How do I contact you if there is an issue?
  • What are your contact hours?
    • You can call between 8am and 8pm on weekdays. Email is 24/7 with guaranteed response within 1-3 business days.
  • What does editing actually entail?
    • I offer two editing services: proofreading and copy/line editing. Proofreading improves the cosmetics of your manuscript, removing spelling, punctuation and grammar errors. It does not include changing, rearranging or rewriting the content of your work in any way. If you seek extensive edits to your work, my copy editing and line editing services provide this in-depth pruning, in addition to all the benefits of proofreading.
  • Do I need an editor or a ghostwriter?
    • If you are looking for someone to help you research and add content to your manuscript, you need a ghostwriter, not an editor. Editing is required for finished manuscripts. Unfinished works require content creation, not content editing.
  • What is the turnaround time for a project?
    • That depends on the project and is discussed with you at the time of service inquiry.
  • What will editing accomplish for me?
    • Editing your book will ensure that you present the best quality to your potential clients. This is important, because nobody takes a document (or its writer) seriously if there are multiple errors and inconsistencies.
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