Is your novel ready to edit?

Please only send a final draft after careful review of narrative style, characterization, plot and setting, spelling, punctuation, and grammar from rising actions through climaxes to dénouement.

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 may ask a question or two, but after I know your processing and editing preferences, I’ll return a free sample edit to you within five business 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 three-fourths of a cent (¾US¢) 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 or business check or PayPal. Other arrangements are at your request.