- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For anything under 2,000 words I charge a flat fee of $195. Under 5,000 words, I charge 5 cents per word 5,000 to under 20,000, 3.5 cents per word 20,000 +, 2.5 cents per word
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We'd start with Thumbtack text or a call, to really discuss what you want in an editor, so I can cater to your wishes as an author. If it's a short piece, I'll take it from there, edit it and send it back in a timely fashion. If a longer piece, such as a novel or memoir, I am happy to edit the first two pages for free, and with no obligation, so you can get to know my editing style. If you choose to move forward, then we could do a Zoom chat to talk in detail about what you are looking for. Then I'll take your manuscript and do a thorough first edit!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified copy editor. As well, I've written many novels and memoirs and have gone through the process many times as an author! (Yes, everyone needs editing, even editors!) I've been a board member and editor for Napa Valley Writers, numerous critique groups, and many full novels. I will treat your book with the honor and respect it deserves.