What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes, editing services start at $20.00/hr.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The initial contact is done by phone and/or email. Customer will briefly describe services needed. Upon agreement of services, if the customer is within 50 miles of business, a face to face can be set up, if requested.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Deborah has a passion for reading and writing and has been a freelance editor for over ten years, editing for many magazines, blogs, authors, websites, small businesses, and corporate entities. She has authored four books, including Breaking the "Eve" Mentality, Raising Your Prophet: The Journey to Fulfilling Your Purpose in Life, The Call of Intercession and The Wilderness all available at Amazon & Barnes & Noble, and has published over forty titles for authors all over the world from political memoirs to true life stories.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began editing soon after graduation from high school. I have great fascination and passion for the English language. I have been a freelance editor since the year 2000.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with pastors in transcription of weekly sermons into books. I have also published and edited for a US Senator. I have worked with millionaire businessmen editing and publishing books. I have edited for magazines, blogs, websites, books, newsletters, resumes, and contractual agreements.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Publishing a 524 page memoir with 80 page photo layout for a former US Senator. The interviews, research, editing, formatting, indexing, endnotes, photo layout and dust jacket, leather bound hardcover book took about six months to fully compile and publish.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Always look for reviews from other customers, as well as ask for samples of completed work from any editor. Look for a portfolio of editor's work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How many pages is the project you need edited? Is there any indexing/bibliography needed for project? Is there a pressing deadline projected? What is your budget?