I’m flexible in my editing process, and I’m happy to work with you in whatever way you find is best. However, here is my standard process:
Before we agree to work together, I will ask a few questions:
- What type of text are we working on?
- Would you like me to focus on grammar, spelling, typos? Citations? Would you like me to improve clarity, flow and paragraph/sentence structure? Would you also like me to improve the strength of your arguments, the coherence of your claims?
- When do you need this back? Keep in mind that you will likely need at least a few days to incorporate my suggested changes or make suggested revisions.
- Would you like me to make changes to the document? Use the “Track Changes” function in Word? Or just make suggestions using the comment function?
- Are there any specific sections of the text you’d like me to focus on? Specific writing errors you tend to make?
- Is there anything specific your advisers want you to focus on in your revisions?
Based on the answers to your questions. I can give you a final price for the editing work. Typically, I charge $15 per hour, but that may be higher or lower depending on the type of text and the turnaround. A rough estimate: if your text is 150 pages, I charge $100.
Once we agree on the price, I will begin editing. I will likely email you with questions while I do my editing, and will let you know when I’m finished. Once I receive payment, I’ll email you the edited file. I’m happy to answer any questions you have after reading the edited file. If you’d like me to give your text a final pass before you turn it in, I’m happy to do that for you, at a reduced rate.
If you’re unhappy with something I do, or if you need more help/advice, just let me know. Editing is rarely a “one and done” kind of thing, it’s more of a back-and-forth between writer and editor, and I’m happy to work with you until you’re happy with your text!