FAQs

Whom do you work with?

I am a big proponent of self-publishing and prefer to work with self-published authors over publishing companies.

Writing is a very personal thing, and I find publishing companies to be too impersonal for my tastes.

I like to know how my authors’ successes (and failures), and communication between the writer and editor in the publishing industry is severely limited.

What kinds of books do you work on?

I prefer to work on genre fiction, such as romance/erotica, fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, and thrillers, but I do take on other projects from time to time.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

What style guides do you use?

For fiction and most nonfiction, The Chicago Manual of Style and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary are the industry standard references.

What is the time frame of an edit?

Actual time frames depend on the length of the manuscript, but here’s a sense of the average time frames:

  • Line Edits: 3-6 weeks
  • Copy Edits: 2-4 weeks

For definitions of each, please check my services page.

How should I format my manuscript before uploading it?

I accept only Microsoft Word files. As a note, please do not include any content you do not wish to be edited.

The following style settings are frequently used in the industry and make the manuscript easier to review:

  • Font: 12-point Times New Roman, black type
  • Margins: 1” all around
  • Spacing: double
  • Page numbers: bottom of the page, centered
  • Paragraph indenting 0.5”, formatted automatically instead of created manually with tabs

Submissions are edited with the Microsoft Word Track Changes feature to allow you to accept or reject any suggested changes.

Do you review books you have edited?

No, I cannot give an unbiased review since I am invested in your success, but I would love to hear about your progress.

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