Samples look at between 1200 and 1500 words of your manuscript and can take approximately half a day to complete. The length of time each takes is dependent on the level of work required and the length of the sample. Samples do not cover whole chapters but are refunded on the final invoice if you decide to take me on to edit your full manuscript.
Before you take on an editor you should always get a sample of their work.
This is not just to make sure that they can do what they say they can, but so they can offer you an accurate estimate of how long the work will take, how much it will cost and what level of editing is required. It also tells you if that editor’s style is compatible with your own. It could be said that a sample is a precursor to a successful business relationship between author and editor.
Samples look at:
- Language and flow.
- Grammar and punctuation.
- Dialogue (where applicable).
- Character and plot (where applicable).
- The style of the writing and whether it is audience appropriate.
Intended for short-story length manuscripts upwards.
This service does not apply to whole chapters.
Special arrangements should be made for work such as flyers and short sales literature. Please contact me for details.