frequently asked questions

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Here are some of the questions I get asked the most. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please don’t
hesitate to contact me.

Is having an editor really important?
Answer – ABSOLUTELY! A good editor will take your book and help polish it to its brightest potential. While I do self-edit as I’m revising, I have my own editors that I trust with my books.
What kind of editor do I need?
Answer – It’s different for each author and for each book. I do recommend a line edit and a proofread for every book, because that will help catch most basic grammar mistakes and typos. Beyond that, I can tell you my method. After I write the first draft, I send my manuscript to my developmental editor. After I get it back from her, I do my rewrites and send it on to my line editor. And when I do the rewrites from that, it goes to my proofreader. This works for me; you’ll find what works best for you.
Can you really do all of these edits?
Answer – I can. I love helping authors with their books. I can cover a vast array of your editing needs. I’ve been trained to do so, and I continue to take classes so I can keep my skills sharp and up to date.
Why are your prices so different from other editors?
Answer – There are two reasons for this. One: I remember what it was like, starting out as an author on a shoestring budget, and trying to find a good editor I could afford. I want to be that editor for you. And two: I’m just launching my business. I want to keep my prices low the first year or so. My prices will eventually rise, but I promise I will always be affordable.
Do you take payment plans?
Answer – That depends on what you’re scheduling. I have and will do payment plans, just on a customer-by-customer basis.
Do you edit books that have already been published? Are there any books or authors you won't work with?
Answer – I’ll be more than happy to edit your previously published book. I’ll work with any genre, any author (and welcome the diverse authors/books!). The only times I’ll turn someone away is if they’ve had a previous issue with nonpayment in the past or if I absolutely can’t fit an author in.

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