My current rate is .006 per word with a 10,000 word minimum. If you have a special project of a different length, I will be happy to discuss an alternate flat fee.
I accept Paypal for all transactions.
I use Microsoft Word track changes for most manuscripts. If you prefer another method of editing, please let me know and we can work together to find a program you are comfortable with.
I reserve the right to reject any manuscript. As much as I'd like to work on every story, acceptance is based on open scheduling.
"Brenda saved my bacon on Off World. I had palate instead of palette in the last paragraph of my novel. It would have been incredibly embarassing when it went for the editorial review if my sweeping and emotional denouement contained that type of mistake."
Author Kimberly Adkins
The following paragraph is an exaggeration of the sorts of errors that might be found while proofreading a manuscript.
When you invest time and ideas in riting your knew manuscript you want it to make a good fist impression on the publisher who will sea your flare for expression and award you a second look.
The English language is full of synonyms, homonyms, homographs and homophones that create confusion and misunderstanding. These exceptions to the rules can be hard to catch mechanically and need to be seen in the intended context, which most computer-generated word checks cannot do.
There are misspelled words that create another actual word (eg: know or no) – just not the word that was intended; another gray area for word check programs.
I do no actual copyediting; however, if I see something that is obvious or just doesn’t make sense, I will bring it to your attention. Please see below for acceptable formats.
When proofreading a manuscript, I work with an author to improve these areas: