Choosing an editor can be a hard decision. It is important to find someone that fits your needs and understands what you are trying to accomplish with your writing. Oh, and it helps if they are a skilled editor, too. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you determine if I am the editor for you. If you have more questions, please head on over to my Contact page and let me know!
What qualifies you to do this job?
I studied Professional Writing and English at Taylor University and graduated in 2017. In my classes I learned how to do copy editing, proofreading, and content editing. I even learned style tagging if you need me to do that. (And I love style tagging.) In our classes we had the opportunity to work on real-world projects and were always encouraged to get as much experience before graduation as we could.
I started freelance editing for a publishing house a year before I graduated. I also did a practicum with another publishing house and now serve on one of their publishing boards. Since graduating, I have worked with several publishing houses as well as private clients on a variety of genres.
What kind of projects have you worked on?
I have done copy editing, proofreading, content editing, and QC work professionally. The genres I have worked on include:
- Adult Fiction
- Biblical Commentary
- Biblical Text
- Children’s Fiction
- Historical Romance
- Speculative Fiction
- YA Fiction
Do you do a sample edit before accepting a job?
Yes, ma’am. A sample edit is a great way for you to see what I will be doing, if you like the way I edit, and if my editing style works for you. It is also a way for me to see what type of work I will be doing, how long it will take me, and how the rate should be set.
A sample edit is beneficial for both of us but it is not necessary. If you would rather skip that step and jump right into editing, that is fine too.
Are you willing to be flexible on pricing?
Yes, sir. I have a general rate which you can see on my Editing page. However, that rate can be adjusted based on the type of editing I will be doing and how difficult (or simple) the work will be. The sample edit that I prefer to do at the beginning of the job will help determine what the rate will be. My goal is to make this a positive experience for both of us and I am willing to be flexible on pricing if needed.
Will this involve a contract?
There is a service agreement that we will both sign before I start working on your project. It covers things such as the expectations for the work being done and the payment that will be received. I have a standard service agreement that I use but we can make adjustments to it so that we are both happy with the terms before signing.