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Sandra is a fantastic writer! She was very patient and thoughtful as she helped edit my work. She was also very professional, responsive to emails, and overall a fantastic person to work with. Would 100% ask for her help again!Aug 9, 2017Sandra D.'s reply
Thank you, Zach! I enjoyed helping you craft your essays. Best wishes!
Every copyediting project I gave Sandra was returned on time and with impressive attention to detail. Not only is Sandra a consummate wordsmith, she is also very open and collaborative, making her a joy to work with. I highly recommend her to any writer.Jun 27, 2017Sandra D.'s reply
Thank you, Lorna, for the kind review! It has been my pleasure to work with and for you.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My hourly rate is $20/hr for light copyediting and $25/hr for medium or heavy copyediting. For ghostwriting, I charge $25/hr. I will negotiate a flat fee for small projects such as developing a résumé or helping you write a cover letter. I will discuss a flat fee for larger projects if needed.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer a bid and describe my qualifications for the job. After being hired, I send an initial email with an editing or writing plan, a projected timeline for completing the work, and a list of questions (if needed) for the client to answer. I share the project with my client as I work on it, usually through Google Docs or Microsoft Word. That way, the client can observe my work throughout the project and offer comments and feedback as appropriate. Throughout the process, I check in regularly with the client to keep them updated with my progress and to clarify any questions. I strive for clear, timely, and positive communication throughout the duration of the project. At the end, I return the work to you in tip top shape along with my best wishes for your future endeavors. I look forward to collaborating with you!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a copyediting certificate and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from UC Berkeley. As a student, I thrived on reading and writing papers and editing my own and others' work. Pursuing a career in editing was a logical next step. I have been a freelance copyeditor since 2015 and have experience in editing fiction and nonfiction, as well as writing cover letters and developing résumés. My scope of experience includes work for independent bloggers and authors as well as for an editing agency and a small literary press.