How it works

All services I provide are guided by the values of quality, integrity, accountability, fairness, and good science citizenship. To ensure the message(s) of the work is clear and concisely worded in the writer’s voice, I encourage a collaborative work process from the start. If you have any questions at any point during our collaboration, please feel free to Contact or email me.

 


Contact me! 

A simple introduction and description of your work using this form is a great first step. You can also contact me on Twitter. I will usually get back to you within 12 hours. I will then send you a more detailed questionnaire to learn about your project.  

 

Estimated fees

Each project is unique, so I will need to see the work in order to provide you with an estimate of the total cost of the project. For new clients, I can provide a single page of edits so that you may evaluate my services and I can get an estimate of how long it may take to complete the project. After a quick review, usually less than 48 hours, I will provide you with an estimate and a projected completion date.

 

Working agreement

If you decide to work with me, I will draft a Letter of Agreement for your approval and signature.  It will include the scope of the work, client expectations, a total project fee, a proposed schedule, and terms of payment. For new clients, I do require that a deposit of 50 percent of the total estimated fee be paid before I begin work on the document.

 

Editing

I will edit your document, as we agreed, thoroughly and quickly. I will contact you with any questions I might have; I would encourage authors to respond quickly to ensure completion on time. I can usually return your manuscript within 3-5 working days for Basic Editing; more extensive editing may take longer, depending on my schedule. Rush service is available, if my schedule allows, but rates will be higher also.

 

What you receive from me

I will return a fully marked up manuscript in Microsoft Word (negotiable) that includes all edits and comments. I will also provide a clean version with only the comments remaining; this will make the manuscript easier to read initially. I will also provide a short editorial review including an overview of edits and comments. Upon delivery, you will have 30 days to pay your invoice in full; until I receive full payment, I retain copyright ownership of the edits made to the manuscript according to the Letter of Agreement. Late payment may result in an additional charge equal to 15% of the original invoice.