TURN AROUND TIME: 7-24 days for the first round. The second and third rounds usually takes 5-14 days, and the author is given 2-3 weeks in between to do their end. Plan for at least 3 months to see editing done on schedule with room for delays by either party.
COST: $0.008 per word + PayPal fees due at the time scheduled. ($0.008 x 50,000 words = $400).
SCHEDULING: In advance. Last minute spots are not common.
SUGGESTED FOR: New authors, or those who want extra assistance due to revision errors. The additional rounds allows the editor to check behind changes for any extra guidance. It also allows the editor to check changes by the author for revision errors like missing/extra words or typos. (please keep changes in Track Changes.)
WHAT TO EXPECT: Checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, repetitive wording, pacing, characterization, continuity, weaknesses in plot or narration, prompts and/or notes where expansion may be needed, cutting redundancies, critique notes, eliminating confusing tense or POV changes/head-hopping, detailed notes and a checklist for self-editing.
It is recommended to have a proofreader take a look after content edits are done. A fresh set of eyes will always catch something that gets passed over or added in revision.
RESERVATION FEE: A non-refundable $20 fee is expected up front to hold your place.
LATE FEES: For every 15 days late after the deadline of return edits, a $50 late fee will be implemented before round 2 or 3 can move forward.
REFUNDS: No refunds on 1 round edits. If, for some reason, a second and/or third round has to be cancelled due to a discrepancy with my style or unexpected incidents in life, a 10% partial refund of editing price may be refunded for edits that were more than 45,000 words when edits began. No partial refund will be given for short stories or novellas.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Please check the PRE-EDITING checklist before turning in your manuscript.
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