How I Work

Here’s some useful information about my editorial services and the process of working with me.

What’s your method?

I prefer to work in Microsoft Word using the Track Changes feature, as this is the easiest method for you to see and understand my edits/notes. However, I am also able to work on PDF files with Adobe Acrobat’s annotation tools.

How much do you charge?

You can visit the services page to find out about my fees. For proofreading and copy-editing in particular, all work is different in terms of its complexity, how much editing is needed, and any deadlines the author may have. This is why I like to assess the project before quoting for these services. I base all of my fees on the suggested minimum rates set out by The Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

What style guides do you use?

I use The Chicago Manual of Style and the Mirriam-Webster dictionary for US English, or New Hart’s Rules and the Collins English dictionary for UK English. I’m happy to work with different styles according to your preferences.

Can you help me get an agent/publisher?

I’m sorry, this is outside of my control, although I am happy to edit and critique your submission material. I recommend checking out Writers & Artists. They release yearbooks containing agent/publisher contact details and submission guidelines.

What about copyright? Do you own my work?

No, I have no right of ownership. You retain all copyright rights, and all of your work remains confidential.

Do you have any terms and conditions?

Yes, you can download them here.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.