How My Process Works



Step One: Client Contact


Prospective clients have the option to contact me using any of the methods provided on this website. I will respond within twenty-four (24) hours regardless of whether I receive the information during business hours or not. For phone calls or Zoom meetings, a time and day can be arrange.


Clients may choose whatever method they wish in which to greet me. It can be a casual conversation, an inquiry, or an expression of interest to work together. By the end of the conversation, if the client wants to work with me, I will offer a free edit of their work.


As a reminder, I will edit the first five (5) pages of a manuscript OR the first ten (10) pages of a script.



Step Two: Sample Edit


I will edit the sample and provide notes and feedback within five (5) days of receipt. The notes will cover global issues as well as consistent issues spotted throughout the sample. Client will then hear my suggestions on what sort of editing service would be best for the project (basic, heavy, developmental, or line/substantive). 


After the client has reviewed my notes, he or she may be decide whether to work with me or not. 



Step Three: Contract


If the client chooses to work with me, I will, in some cases, draft and submit a contract for the client to look over. Not every project will require a contract. 


If he or she agrees to the terms of the contract, they must sign the contract and return it to me. 



Step Four: Initial Invoice


And invoice will be sent within three (3) days of contract receipt. Work will only begin once the client has paid 50% of the invoice total. Other arrangements can be made if previously agreed upon.


Step Five: Client Work


After deposit has been paid, I will complete all necessary work on the project as laid out in the contract. If a deadline has been determined by the client, I will perform the tasks in order to meet deadline. If no deadline has been discussed, I will aim to complete the work within thirty (30) days.


The time it takes to complete each project varies by length. If a project will take more than thirty (30) dues to complete, I will inform the client as such.



Step Six: Final Invoice


Once the work has been completed, a final invoice will be sent, and client has ten (10) days to pay the remainder of the balance unless another arrangement has been made. 


A 2.5% late fee will be assessed after ten (10) days. After thirty (30) days, I will take legal action to receive payment.


All work completed by me will not be delivered until final invoice is paid in full.



Step Seven: Feedback Session, Revisions, Rewrites


After final invoice is paid, and work is delivered, I will set up a call, meeting, or Zoom chat to discuss my process and findings while working on the project. I may make suggestions going forward on how to improve upon my process or provide insight on publishing options.


The client has fourteen (14) days to review material after receipt. Revisions will not be provided after this time has passed.


Full rewrites will be completed at an additional fee. Terms of the contract will be acknowledged.



All Things Considered


Whether I wrote a resume or edited a first novel, I want to continue to have a relationship with each and every client. It’s an honor to see writers grow over time and see people move on to bigger and better things. No matter what project, I’ll work as hard as I possibly can to meet each and every client’s needs. 


I welcome friendship and collaboration at every opportunity. I’m happy to help in any way that I can!



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