Terms of Payment
I prefer PayPal for payment. I will, however, accept cashier’s check or money order. I require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the quoted price 30 days prior to your time slot. The deposit is transferable should you not make your editing time-slot up to eight months past your original start date. You must give at least two weeks’ notice prior to your start date to make the transfer. The remainder of the balance will be due upon completion of the project before the manuscript is returned. Any project of $3oo or less will be due in full prior to the start of the project.
Style and Spelling Standards
I use the Chicago Manual of Style as my guide. All rules will be followed according to their guidelines.
Spellings are all checked against the Unabridged Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.
A Note about the Editing Process
Although you have been through the editing process, I cannot, nor can any other editor, promise that your manuscript will be completely error free. Proper editing takes more than one pass on more than one level. Even if you do not use my team for every step of the editing process, I encourage every author to have their manuscript edited on as many levels as they can prior to publication whether you plan on self-publishing or sending it off for traditional publication.
This also does not ensure that you book will sell, make millions, make you stronger, get your name on the cover of Publisher’s Weekly, get your dog to like you more or be picked up by a publishing house.