I've never hired an editor before, how does the process work?
Once you've hired me and sent the complete file, I will do a complete read through just to familiarize myself with the manuscript. When that's done, I do a second read through where I make suggestions and corrections. These will be emailed for your review. Be aware, you won't always agree with my suggestions, and that's okay. You can accept the changes that work for you and reject the ones that don't.
After I contact you, what happens next?
I will send an email requesting what services you are interested in; plus your budget, estimated deadline. I will also ask you to send a sample of your manuscript. This sample should include 10 pages from the beginning and 10 pages from the ending. This will give me an idea of how much, and what kind of work, needs to be done. Once I have received your sample, I will send you a quote outlining the estimated cost.
What if your fee and deadline don't work for me?
There is some wiggle-room. This usually means that we come to a compromise on the amount of work that can be done with your budget and deadline. I am willing to work with you to provide you with an affordable and quality service. Once these are agreed upon, I will send you a contract to sign.
I'm confused about what service I need, can you help me decide?
Yes, I can! It can be confusing trying to figure out what services you really need. That's because they have a tendency to overlap in one way or another. Just send me an email describing your project and what you are looking for, and I'll get back to you with the best choice.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I will accept payment through Interac e-transfer, PayPal, or company cheque.
You are based in Canada, do you work with people in other countries?
Yes, I do! I have experience with not only the Canadian spelling and grammar style, but also American and British. And with PayPal and Interac e-transfer, the issue of currency exchange is not a problem. All my prices are in USD.