Frequently Asked Questions

Free Sample Edit
One to two weeks is normal. However, it depends on the length of your manuscript and my current workload. I always recommend booking your time slot in advance to ensure I am free to work for you when you need me to. Please contact me for my current availability.
I may be available for your manuscript immediately, however, I am often booked up. For this reason, I always recommend booking in advance. This gives you piece of mind that I’ll be available precisely when you want me. To book your place, please contact me with the date you want the editing finished and the estimated (or precise) word count. I'll then let you know how long it should take me and the date you'll need to send it to me by.
I specialise in commercial fiction and work with most genres. Particularly: romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, thrillers, suspense, mystery, horror, YA, teen, children’s fiction and humour. I also like self-help and other nonfiction genres. I am least enthralled with historical or literary Fiction.
I work in Microsoft Word and use the track changes function. If you don’t have Word you can send it to me in most major formats. I will still do the work in Word but you will receive my alterations and comments in a PDF document.
I have a degree in English language and a total of 8 years experience working as an editor (4 years for a publishing company and 4 years for myself). I have also spent 6 years as an English teacher.
I ask for 50% of the fee upfront with the remaining due on completion. You can pay by PayPal, debit card, credit card or bank transfer (to a UK bank account).
I am comfortable working in either dialect. I am British but I’ve spent time in America and I work with American clients frequently. The website is written in British English.
Yes of course. I am happy to provide a free sample edit of around 1000 words. I'll also provide a full example of my developmental edit. This usually takes a day or two.

“I am working on the suggestions and everything he said is making my book ten times better. My characters now feel like real people and my story is more complete. I am very happy.”

Jeff Foley. Author of The Stone and the Dead