Frequently asked questions

How does your pricing work with multiple rounds of edits?

The Terms of Service has some information about this! For each round of revisions, you'll get a new invoice.

What is light/medium/heavy editing?

This essentially refers to how much work I'll have to do. If you're sending me the first draft of your new novel, it will need more work than something that's already been through multiple rounds of revisions and beta reading. So I adjust pricing depending on how in-depth I have to go. If you're not sure about the exact level, we'll figure it out before we finalize the invoice.

Can I expedite your services?

Sure! But please keep in mind that I charge a 25% rush fee on top of the base fee. If I have to reschedule other projects to fit you in, that might work in another fee to be determined on a case-by-case basis. For example, if you have a 76,500-word first draft that you need edited in five days, your invoice will look like this: 76,500 x $0.02 = $1,530 x 25% = $382.50 + $1,530 = $1,858.50 total If you need your service expedited, it must be established up front. What counts as an expedited service will be based on what's established as a base turn-around time in the package pages!

What if I'm not sure if my work has topics you won't read?

Feel free to contact me or send the information through the booking page anyway! There's no obligation to work with me until the invoice is sent, so I'd be happy to talk with you over email to figure out of it's a project I'd be a good match with.

Are there any genres you won't read?

There are genres or subjects that I'm not as familiar with, so I might not be the best person to help your project reach the next level? Contemporary, romance (as a genre, not as a subplot), political thrillers, historical, etc. are genres that I can and have read before, but they're not in my TBR pile as much as the genres I mention on my about page. Feel free to ask about it, though! If the story sounds really good, I'd probably be happy to take your project on.

What if I don't like your suggestions?

You're not obligated to follow any of the changes or suggestions I make. However, consider why you hired/are considering hiring me: you thought I have the experience and knowledge to look at your work and give you feedback that you could trust. I always make a point of explaining why I'm making a suggestion so you can choose to accept the change or ignore it with the most information at hand. And if you're not sure, you can always ask for clarification! I'll justify why I think it's the right change to make, and you can make your informed decision in whatever direction you choose.

Do I have to pay you if I don't take your suggestions?

Yes. This is included in the terms of service and in the editing contract, so you have to pay me for doing work.

Do you do sample edits?

Yes! The pricing and how much writing I'll sample for you is listed on each package's page, under "What to Expect." The fee is non-refundable even if you don't hire me to work on the full project, but it carries over into the final invoice if the sample edit is a part of the full project (i.e. you sent me an excerpt of Mollycoddling Sandshrews, your short story, and Mollycoddling Sandshrews is what you're hiring me to edit; a generic grammar test won't count).