I am on parental leave and have limited availability until Summer 2022.
The services I most commonly provide are copy editing and proofreading book-length manuscripts for university presses and trade publishers. I am highly proficient in Chicago style and am happy to accommodate diverse house styles. I also work on shorter projects like promotional materials, catalogues, magazine articles, blog posts, and website or social media copy.
Please get in touch to discuss an estimate. My rates differ for each project depending on a number of factors. My minimum charge per project is $300, regardless of the service provided or the length of the manuscript.
At the time of booking, I request a booking deposit of $300 to secure my availability. This is not an additional fee; it goes toward my total service fee for your project.
Working With Me
I usually submit markup digitally in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, or Google Docs, but am happy to work on hard copy as well. In cases where the style guide in use allows for more than one editing decision, I provide a rationale for my decision and suggest alternatives whenever possible. I ask clear, concise questions and am available via email, phone, or text during the editing process.
Here are some questions that may be useful to consider:
What service or services do you need?
When will you be able to send me the files? What is your deadline for me to return the files?
What is the approximate word count?
What is the topic, subject, and/or genre of the work?
In addition to the main copy, are there any additional pieces that I will be responsible for (ie. image captions, reference lists, front and back matter)?
Who will I be in touch with if I have questions during the editing process?