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The Real Writer Editing Services
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Chris was extremely detailed in her edit. I valued her opinion greatly.Dec 23, 2017
Christine is a wonderful editor. After reading the draft of my book, she spotted exactly what was wrong with it and how to fix it. She could not possibly have been more spot-on. I recommend her to anyone seeking a great development editor.Feb 7, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?1.5 cents/word for a read and critique; 1.6 cents/word for line OR developmental edit; 1.7 cents/word for line AND developmental edit; and 1.8 cents/word for proofreading--roughly $3.75 - $4.50/page. My prices are competitive, per the Editorial Freelancers Association chart ("resources" on their website). If your ms has not been edited, it's best to have a line and developmental edit or just a developmental edit. Proofreading should be your last step. Standard ms format is double-spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins. Unlimited questions via email, a free read of 25 revised pages, and a call to discuss the critique are included. All services include call to discuss the work completed, unlimited follow up questions by email, a free reread of up to 25 revised pages. Can create a package/price that's right for you! Email me to discuss.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Emailing to discuss the project and reading of sample. Phone call to discuss the work and services. Emailing/mailing of standard contract. First half of fee via PayPal or check when ms is emailed. Projects take 3-4 weeks. Edited documents are turned in (copy showing all marks in Track Changes, a copy with edits accepted and just comments showing, a clean copy with edits accepted and comments deleted, and a critique document--the docs depend on what services were agreed upon. This is full service). Second half of fee is due within two weeks of receipt of editing work. Within a month a phone call to discuss the critique and editing work. After that, the writer may send me up to 25 revised pages to read and send brief comments on. Preferably within six months. Beyond that, unlimited follow up questions via email at any time. If a writer emails me two years later, four years later (and they have), I will remember the project and be happy to answer questions. I am happy to help with pitches and query letters. I give much more to a client and their work than what is paid for as I want writers to learn and succeed!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I run a small press (Del Sol Press) and continue to take workshops and attend conferences myself. I was recently awarded a fellowship to write at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I write for a few blogs (JMWW and The Writer's Edge for Algonkian Conferences) and so I read around the blogosphere to see what's being said and how I can share that with my clients and readers. I read as much as possible. I have a serious book addiction. I belong to a poetry and fiction critique group which keeps me writing and humble! We all share info and tips and support each other as we try new things in our work. I also teach regularly--what interests me, what I need to learn (as most people do) or get a refresher on. I check out Poets & Writers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Academy of American Poets, etc.