FAQs

What types of manuscripts do you edit?

I prefer fiction manuscripts. The majority of what I read is fiction and is what I understand best, but I will also consider non-fiction if it is a subject matter of interest to me.

What fiction genres will you edit?

My preferred genres are: paranormal (YA or adult), urban fantasy, fantasy/sci-fi, and chick lit. On a case-by-case basis, I will consider other genres as well. Contact me about your manuscript, and if the story resonates with me, I would love to work with you!

Will anyone besides you see my work?

Absolutely not! I edit on my personal laptop, which no one else has access to. Your work stays completely between you and me and is never shown to anyone else.

How can I get a feel for your editing skills?

If you are familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, I do not stray much from their grammar and punctuation views. I only turn to other reference books when The Chicago Manual of Style doesn’t address my question. To see my completed work, you can check out samples of the novels I have edited on Amazon.com.

I want you to be my editor. How soon can I expect to hear from you after I contact you about my manuscript?

Wonderful! I can’t wait to begin working on your manuscript. I check my e-mail constantly throughout the day. I will get back to you as soon as I can but am on the go and away from my laptop during the late morning on weekdays. I also respond to e-mails on the weekend and am sometimes online late at night.

In what format should I e-mail you my manuscript?

Please use 12 pt. Times New Roman font with one-inch margins around all sides, double spaced. You can send it as a Word doc, Pages doc, or even through Google Drive, if you prefer.

When do I pay you for your work?

Before starting on your manuscript, I do require 50% of the agreed upon total. Before I e-mail you the edited manuscript, I will contact you for the final 50%. Once payment reaches me, I will immediately send you your manuscript.

I don’t agree with some of the changes you’ve made. Is it okay if I don’t accept the track changes?

The manuscript is entirely yours, and you have complete control over what you decide to publish.