English Language Editing
Will my work, and our conversations, be kept confidential?
All documents and client communications are 100% confidential. Phone and video conferences are never recorded unless you request otherwise. Original and revised documents are kept in a password-protected archive and will not be shared, transmitted, or otherwise made available outside our direct communications. You’re welcome to provide portfolio samples, testimonials, or other material for publication on this site, but nothing will appear without your express permission.
Will you check for content accuracy as you edit?
My editing process focuses primarily on the quality of your writing and language. Although I will point out logical errors, inconsistent terminology, and so on, I may or may not be familiar with your content area. I don’t use fact-checking services or plagiarism checkers when revising; as such, I cannot be held accountable for work that is improperly cited or factually inaccurate. The integrity of your writing is your responsibility.
What if I have questions about your revisions?
I believe the editing process should be interactive. When I send you a revised draft, I encourage you to ask questions, offer feedback, and suggest places where I could revise further. You’re also welcome to insert comments and questions directly into a draft; I’ll address them as comment replies throughout the document, and we can discuss any other questions via email or phone as necessary. Above all, I want you to be 100% satisfied with my work.
For whom is consulting intended?
You'll likely derive the most benefit from consultations if you have a particular project in mind so we can focus on a specific piece or style of writing. I highly recommend scheduling a complimentary phone consult to determine if consulting is right for you. That way, we can map out a plan based on your unique wants and needs.
What can I expect during our initial 30-minute phone consult?
We’ll discuss your background, your thoughts on your current writing ability (what frustrates you, what you enjoy, what you wish you could do…), and exactly how and where you’d like to improve. This information will help me to map out our work together if you decide to proceed with a consulting arrangement. That way, you can make as much progress as time allows. The phone consult is non-binding; whether you choose to participate in consulting is up to you.
How and when do I pay for editing services or consulting?
For editing, payment is due when you sign the contract and submit your document. Consulting services are billed hourly on a weekly basis. For contract clients, billing arrangements will adhere to the terms of the contract.
I accept payments via PayPal and direct bank transfer.
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