…is significantly less than you would pay for car repairs, a tattoo, many kinds of hairstyle, cosmetic home improvements, etc. And this concerns the content of your professional publication.
- I usually work by the hour, not the project, because time taken depends on the quality and complexity of the manuscript I receive. Smooth transitions and infrequent minor proofreading corrections lead to more quickly finished and less expensive work than manuscripts that require a lot of clarification and frequent correction.
- I will, however, if it is the policy of your institution or your preference work from a sum total estimate.
- Negotiation to meet your department’s or university’s funding requirements is possible when reasonable.
- Graduate students and those applying for graduate schools can negotiate lower rates than those offered to professionals already working in academic or research careers.
- If you are a first time customer contacting me regarding a project of over 30 pages, I will offer a free edit of up to five pages you select as representative and indicate my time expenditure on return. From there you can estimate a cost for the entire manuscript and evaluate the thoroughness of my work. I tend to be quite detailed and careful in my feedback, but you would have the option, of course, to request and define a less intensive reading as a cost saving measure.
- For first time customers on projects of over 30 pages, I ask for a $150.00 deposit to be credited to the total hours of your final or first month’s invoice. Projects requiring more than a month’s work are usually invoiced either per chapter or per month for total billable hours, but I am open to negotiation on that point, and most others.
- With your permission, I will advertise your work on this site and on my Facebook page.