Additional Service Details

Manuscript Submissions

All editing is done electronically in Microsoft Word 2010 using the Track Changes feature. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted as follows:

  • Be a Microsoft Word-compatible, 8½x11-sized document
  • Have one-inch margins on all sides and double-spaced lines
  • Have single spaces between sentences
  • Be in Times New Roman, size 12 font

The manuscript title, author name, and page number should be in the header. Submitted documents that do not meet these criteria may be charged an additional formatting fee.

Payment Schedule

A non-refundable retainer fee is charged to begin services. The retainer fee is equal to at least 50% of the total service fee when over $200, and equal to 100% of the total service fee when $200 or lower. For larger service fees over $1,000, a payment plan can be set up.

Any remaining balance is due upon initial completion of editing and must be received before the fully edited manuscript will be sent. Payments are handled via online invoice and can be paid with either a credit/debit card or bank transfer.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time depends on manuscript word count, the level of service needed, and current editor workload. Small, basic projects may be completed within a few days while larger, more in-depth projects will take numerous weeks. Be sure to include deadline details when discussing your manuscript. Expedited priority turnaround may also be available at an additional cost.

Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality

Writing is a private activity, and sharing your writing with an audience can be a sensitive task. As your editor, I will hold in confidentiality the content of your manuscript. Even with just a free preliminary review, I will not share, disclose, or discuss in any form the subject, plot, theme, characters, or any other literary element of your manuscript with anyone other than you until your work has reached publication.