You have a busy life. Working with an editor should save you time and energy.
I strive to make the process as simple and hassle-free as possible for my clients, without sacrificing the customizability or quality of work.
What can you expect?
Work plans vary from project to project. But for you, the typical process takes 6 steps:
1) Book your phone appointment.
To best determine whether my service is a good match for your project needs, I recommend an initial phone conversation. With online booking, you can select the day and time best for you.
2) Discuss your project goals.
During your consultation, we will discuss the needs of your project including scope, budget, and deadlines. If we determine my service can fit these needs, we will discuss next steps.
A typical conversation is 15 minutes.
3) Send your project files.
To best estimate a project timeline and fee, I request seeing the document files I would be working with.
For example, my estimates for scientific editing are determined by the number of manuscript-standard pages and the level of editing required. By viewing the text you wish to be edited, I can measure these factors accurately and develop a realistic work plan.
4) Agree on a work plan.
My proposal outlines the scope of work, including a project timeline, deliverables, and the project fee. This helps you know exactly what to expect, so you can meet your deadlines and stay within your budget.
5) Make your initial payment.
For your protection, I require a signed contract followed by an initial payment before beginning any work.
I accept payments by check, credit card, or Paypal.
6) Receive your final project files.
This varies by project. Final deliverables are outlined in the project work plan.
Typical editing terms includes two rounds, an initial edit and a final cleanup. After my initial edit, you would review the changes (via Tracked Changes), answer queries, and incorporate suggestions as you like. Once you send this new file back, I would complete a second round of editing (final cleanup).
You would receive three final project files:
(1) The marked-up file with all revisions and comments;
(2) The clean file with revisions incorporated and comments deleted;
(3) The style sheet file, which lists spelling, terminology, usage, and other editorial decisions made to your document.