How It Works
First Step: Submit a Document for a Quote
To submit a document for a price quote and sample edit, please click here. For an accurate quote, please send your entire document for the sample edit. We must have the complete document to evaluate the cost. In some instances, we will evaluate a portion of a document. Please note, however, that without the entire document, we cannot provide you with a firm price quote.
Second Step: Assessing Your Manuscript
Once we receive your manuscript, we note any editing instructions you provide, especially your final deadline; the journal name or stylistic guide, such as Chicago Manual of Style; and whether you require British or American English. We then identify an editor in or familiar with your field who can meet your deadline. The editor prepares a diagnostic sample edit of 500 words for documents containing 5,000 words or more, or 10 percent of submissions under 5,000 words. The sample edit demonstrates how your editor would edit your paper. We also use it to calculate the cost of editing your paper based on the editing level the sample edit reveals.
The diagnostic sample edit determines what editing level the manuscript requires: a light edit, which is a line edit, or copy edit (grammar, word choice, punctuation, and formatting style); a medium edit, which may contain a higher volume of line edits and some substantive edits, such as analysis of and proposed solutions for structural problems; and a heavy edit, which may have a higher volume of substantive edits and/or line edits. Please note that we cannot under-edit and would not over-edit.
For information on the genres and subjects we edit, please click here.
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Please note that we prefer to conduct all communications in email and ask that you please send your questions to us by email, and don’t call. We do not discuss work over the phone.