What is the time commitment?
The time commitment varies based on the package you choose and the length of your manuscript. Typically, the first round of edits takes two weeks, then you have three to four weeks to revise. My last round of edits takes about one to two weeks. Our total time working together will typically be about six to eight weeks.
What if I’ve never shown my writing to anyone before?
I know how scary it is to take that risk and show someone your work. Trust me, I’ve been there! It’s still scary for me sometimes. But I’m here not just to help you grow as a writer but to give you confidence. No writer is perfect. The difference between the published writer and the unpublished writer isn’t talent, it’s a willingness to take risks, listen to feedback, and not wait until their draft is perfect. So, go for it. I can’t wait to cheer you on and fill you up!
What if my manuscript isn’t finished?
That’s the great thing about developmental editing - it's effective even while your draft is still in development. Even if you have half a manuscript and you’re just stuck, send it on over. We can work through it together, get your draft finished, and then go through another round of edits to polish it up.
What is the difference between a “read-through” and a “developmental edit”?
A developmental edit includes comments and suggested edits on every page of your manuscript, providing detailed feedback on flow, tone, organization, etc… all of which is summarized for you in your editing summary. Read-throughs are different from developmental edits because they do not include comments and suggestions on the document; instead, I read the manuscript and provide big-picture feedback on plot, organization, etc… as well as guidance on your writing style and opportunities, all of which is provided in your editing summary.
Do you offer refunds?
I don’t offer refunds (since I can’t exactly take my feedback, well...back), but I do have a fun contract we get to sign that explains what happens if the project is terminated. Want to hear what it is? Don’t fall asleep, okay? Typical terms for my contract are a 50% deposit upfront which is non-refundable. Termination of the contract will require payment of a prorated amount for work completed (no lower than the non-refundable 50%).
I have more questions! How can I get in touch?
Glad you asked! Click on over to the Contact Me page. I will get back to you in 2 -3 business days.