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 video meetings, a time and day can be arranged.
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.
Step Two: Sample Edit
I will edit the sample of 1,000 words and provide notes and feedback within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt. The notes will cover global issues as well as consistent issues spotted throughout the sample. The client will then assess my suggestions on what sort of editing service would be best for the project (copyediting, line editing, or developmental editing).
After the client has reviewed my notes, he or she may decide whether or not to work with me.
Step Three: Contract
If the client chooses to work with me, I will, in most cases, draft and submit a contract for the client to look over.
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
An invoice will be sent within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the signed contract. Work will only begin once the client has paid 50% of the invoice total. Other arrangements can be made if previously agreed upon.
All clients who pay 100% of the invoice total upfront will receive a 10% discount.
Step Five: Client Work
After the deposit has been paid, I will complete all the 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 the deadline.
The time it takes to complete each project varies by length. If a project will take more than twenty (20) business days 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 the 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, legal action will be taken to receive payment.
All work completed by me will not be delivered until the final invoice is paid in full.
Step Seven: Feedback Session, Revisions, Rewrites
After the final invoice is paid, and work is delivered, I will set up a call, meeting, or video 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 the material after receipt. Revisions will not be provided after this time has passed.
Full rewrites (that follow any prior revision) will be completed at an additional fee. Terms of the contract will be activated.
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!