Are You Here?
You’ve finally completed an Early Chapter Book (1501-4999 words), a Chapter Book (5000-9999 words), or a Middle Grade Novel (10,000-24,999 words). You’ve spent countless hours with your writing group taking in critiques. You’ve self-edited and drafted several times and now your manuscript feels ready to have someone professionally edit.
That’s Where I Come In.
My background in teaching, excellent English skills, and far reaching expertise in literacy and children’s books make me the perfect editor for your book. I’ve developed a children’s book series for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Early Literacy. I’ve also worked with countless authors to help promote children’s books in classrooms and households for the past 25 years.
What To Do Next:
Step 1: Contact me through my website. Let me know if you are seeking a substantive edit or a line edit. It’s helpful if you include a note describing your work and what inspired you to write it.
Step 2: I’ll follow up with an email and set up a phone call to talk about what you are hoping for and what you can expect from me.
Step 3: Email your manuscript in a Word doc to email@example.com
All materials received are treated as confidential and privileged information. I will not at any time or in any manner use any proprietary information for my own benefit, or divulge, disclose, or communicate any information to any third party. Your ideas and manuscript are safe with me.
Step 4: I will send an email confirming receipt and acceptance of your work. The confirmation email will include:
- the payment amount, and
- the estimated completion date (within 4 weeks for most manuscripts).
Step 5: If you agree with the fee and delivery, I will invoice you for the first half of the fee via PayPal, allowing you to pay by credit card or PayPal account. (Half the total payment is billed and due in advance, prior to start of work, and the balance is due prior to delivery of the final edited manuscript.) You may also pay by check drawn on a U.S. bank however note that work will not commence until payment has cleared.
Step 6: I will edit and critique your manuscript
- In some cases, I may review a manuscript and realize I am unable to help, either because the manuscript is already in pretty good shape or because I feel there are too many basic problems to merit investing in a professional edit at this time.
- If this occurs, I will return the manuscript and refund 90% of my editorial fee.
Step 7: I will invoice you for the second half of the fee.
Step 8: When payment clears, I will return your edited manuscript and/or editorial letter by email.
Step 9: A 30 minute follow-up conversation about my feedback on your manuscript is included in the price.