Answers to satisfy curiosity
Will you edit any genre?
Though I most frequently edit speculative fiction, I accept applications for any fiction manuscripts.
I also accept non-fiction works such as articles or papers.
Why are your prices so low?
I love editing and am passionate about helping people to improve their writing.
I also know that scraping up several hundred (or even thousand) dollars for a decent critique is a huge challenge for many writers—young authors in particular.
Because of these factors, I’ve chosen to make my prices low and more affordable, but still offer quality editing services.
Do you edit short stories?
I offer all the same edits for short stories as I do for longer manuscripts. The only difference is that if your story is below 15,000 words, I charge at my hourly rate ($15/hour).
How long will it take for you to finish editing my manuscript?
This period of time varies with the type of edit you apply for, quality of your writing, length of your manuscript, and whether you have a specific deadline to meet.
For a full edit on a 50k manuscript that has been well edited already, I would comfortably set a six-week turnaround time. A separate comprehensive critique, or line/copyedit would take a little less than this. However, if you haven’t done sufficient edits on your work, it may take up to several weeks longer.
How do I pay?
Payment is made via direct deposit or paypal. Further details will be sorted out in follow-up emails after the initial application.
What makes you qualified to edit my manuscript?
Will my manuscript be mistake-free after you finish?
I can’t promise this. I’m a human. I miss things. I get distracted. I will do everything I can to improve the quality of your manuscript and help you edit it, but I certainly can’t say that it will be ‘perfect’ or fully mistake-free. If your budget allows, I absolutely would recommend getting multiple professional edits.