Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Before blogs existed, I did newsletter and magazine articles mainly as a voluntary service; then I started getting requests for customized poems or verses for greeting cards and more. Otherwise, I do Biographies for entertainers, resumes and website content.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I would want to have an editor or writer who would provide the following:
* quick turnaround
* take my work seriously
* have respect for my goal
* protect my privacy
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I have liked writing since my childhood, but never considered it as a potential profession. Somehow, no matter what I did, it would involve writing in some way. By the time I approached age 50, it was evident that writing was going to be a significant part of my life. It started with love, then progressed into full blown passion.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I do keep updated on current trends in the field by subscribing to relative groups, attending seminars, and completing non-credit courses. In addition, I read, read, read.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. WRITING – researching subject matter and constructing the article within specified word count
Mini article (blog entry) 150 – 200 word count… $5 delivered in 5 days
Short article 250 – 350 word count… $8 delivered in 5 days
Medium article 400 – 450 word count… $10 delivered in 7 days
Long article 550 – 700 word count… $12 delivered in 7 days
Very long article 750 – 1000 word count… $15 delivered in 10 days
EDITING - correcting punctuation, verb tenses, spelling, grammar, and run-on sentences
3 cents per word. This is based on word count function in your MS Word document.
$30 per hour. Work that requires heavy editing will be charged by the hour. The cost will be based on the estimated time after reviewing document. (Approximately 250 – 1,000 words per hour)
$5 per page for the 1st 10 pages based on a double spaced 12pt. document. For subsequent pages there will be a 50 cent reduction up to 30 pages.
$8 per page for the 1st 5 pages based on a single spaced 12pt. document. For subsequent pages there will be a 50 cent reduction up to 15 pages.
Pages with text covering less than 25% of page will be combined to add up to a full page for billing.
Discounts are available in excess of 50 pages. Ask me at time of consultation.
PROOFREADING - (Your previously edited work)
correcting spelling and typos.
$1 per page of a standard formatting (250-300 words per page)
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Q. What is the extent of your writing services?
A. Other than copy-editing and proofreading, I may be your ghostwriter for your e-book or article. If you wish to elegize someone and can't find the right words, I am here to help you.
I am also available for developmental editing on a case by case basis.