Frequently Asked Questions
How do we get started?
I will be in touch to schedule a free consultation (by Skype, phone, or email) 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 give firm project quotes for stylistic editing and coypediting projects and estimated ranges (with a firm upper limit) for developmental editing projects. To provide a quote for a project, I first review your manuscript and (for line editing or copyediting projects) complete a short sample edit. My rates are customized to each project; they start at $75 per 1000 words for line editing and $55 per 1000 words for copyediting. This article by Princeton professor & former copyeditor Wendy Laura Belcher helps put academic editing rates in perspective.
If you have a limited budget for editing, we can look at your budget and 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?
Yes, and I offer students a 20% discount. When editing dissertations, 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.