Frequently Asked Questions

How do we get started?

You can start the process by filling out my intake form or sending me an email (

I will be in touch to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your goals, your anticipated audience, the stage you’re at in the writing process, any challenges you’ve been facing, and any prior feedback you’ve received.

What are your rates?

I charge a flat fee (based on manuscript length) for manuscript assessments. I bill hourly for all other services (providing an estimated range with a firm upper limit in advance). If you have a limited budget for editing, we can prioritize so that you can get the services most important to you. I can suggest options for tailoring my services to fit your needs and budget.

Do you work with graduate students on dissertations?

Yes, although in the case of dissertations, I only offer language editing (a service equivalent to a partial copyedit); I don’t do developmental or line editing. I follow the sensible Editors Canada Guidelines for Editing Theses. I also require that supervisors fill out a permission form for thesis editing that specifies what editorial tasks are allowed.

How do I receive your edits?

I use the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word to make corrections & revisions directly in the text and the Comments feature to write suggestions, explanations, and queries. If you use a word processing program other than Microsoft Word, we can most likely find a work-around—just let me know what program you use.

Any other questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.