Guide to Editorial Process

1. Read relevant sections of website

Read through the FAQs, Fees and Terms and Conditions pages of this website.

If you are student, please check with your tutor or supervisor whether the institution allows the use of professional services for editing and proofreading.

2. Quote request

Complete the contact form with all relevant details. I will contact you with details for submission of your document. Please remember to include your email address. If you would also like a sample edit, please include the details in the comments on the contact form.

3. Quote reply

I will reply to your request for a quote within 24 hours. I might require further information to complete a quote relevant to your needs, so please reply promptly for a quick return of your quote.

If you can only supply a sample of your document, I will only be able to supply an estimate price range and time to complete the work. I can only provide a fixed quote based on viewing the whole project.

4. Editorial work agreement

Once we have agreed on a fee for the editorial work requested, I will contact you to confirm the arrangements for the time frame and payment details for the editorial work.

5. Payment

Please note that small jobs will require an upfront payment and larger jobs will require incremental payments. This will be agreed prior to work being commenced. Payment can be either by Paypal or direct deposit. Further details will be sent upon agreement of quotation.

6. Submit your document

Ensure your document is in the best possible shape and ready to be edited.

Your document can be submitted via an email attachment or sent via a file transfer service such as Dropbox, Box or WeTransfer.

7. Editorial work completed

I will complete the agreed editorial work in the agreed time frame.

8. Edited document sent

Your edited document will be sent by the agreed deadline. You will receive two files: a ‘tracked changes’ version and a ‘clean’ version. The tracked changes version will allow you to agree or disagree with any changes made.

9. Personalised style sheet

During the editing process, I will compile a personalised style sheet. You can request a personalised style sheet to be returned with your edited documents. I will keep this style sheet on file for any future requests for editorial work. This will maintain a consistent style between similar works.

 

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