Is your novel ready to edit? After your first draft, did you carefully review narrative style, characterization, plot and setting, spelling, punctuation, and grammar from rising actions through climaxes to dénouement? What a long sentence, but it’s a long process. Has a trusted first-reader or two provide feedback? To the best of your abilities, did you tweak and polish your book once more?

If so, your manuscript is probably ready for a professional edit. Here’s my try-and-see offer:

Attach your first 3,000 words to an e-mail. I’ll return a free sample edit to you within three days. If we both agree to continue, you may send a chapter at a time or your complete manuscript. Clients usually choose for me to return an edited chapter or prearranged section at a time; however, it’s your choice. You pay 3/4 cent (¾¢) per word upon satisfaction. If not satisfied, you may stop at any time for no charges beyond the edits you have already approved.

Payments are usually by your personal check or PayPal. Other arrangements are at your request.