Editing your document

For optimal completion time and effective communication of proposed changes, submissions should be Microsoft Word documents or Google Docs. I edit with the Track Changes tool in Microsoft Word or the Suggesting mode in Google Docs, and I offer instructions for easily reviewing and implementing edits. This process allows you to have the final word on all revisions and to ask questions about particular edits. Certain projects are not possible to submit in these formats, so please ask about sending other types of documents; there are many creative solutions available to us.

Document submission and free estimate

Please send your document (or several representative pages from it) to my email address and describe the project, including any special requirements or timing considerations. I will be in touch with you within one day to discuss your project and give you a free estimate based on document length and level of editing required. I always return edited documents on time and within our agreed budget. Is your due date approaching? I accommodate rush jobs whenever possible. Throughout the editing process, I’m available to answer all your questions.

For your information

I work on a freelance project basis. I am responsible for copyediting as outlined on the Editing page, as well as any special formatting or additional work agreed upon. I am not responsible for extensive fact-checking or for composing new text beyond the editing process. Organizations send payment by check, and individuals pay invoices via PayPal, unless we have made other arrangements. Certain projects require a deposit. Submissions must be your own writing; any quoted text should be cited appropriately. I expect no written recognition—although I always appreciate referrals—and you retain sole ownership of your work. Your documents are transmitted and stored securely, and your contact details and personal information are kept confidential.

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