Ever since I interned at a literary magazine during my last year of undergrad at Rowan University, I knew editing was something that I wanted to do as a career. Since then, I have received my Master’s in Publishing, and I am currently working on developing my skills in editing and proofreading as I begin my career as a freelance editor.
I look forward to working with clients to hone their craft and helping them bring their writing to the best that it could possibly be.
I help you fine-tune your manuscript for consistency during the final stages of the submission process. I check for typographical errors; proper word usage; basic grammar; consistency within format, capitalization, and punctuation; typos and misspellings; overall appearance, typeface, and fonts.
I provide line-by-line edits to ensure correct and consistent spelling, capitalization, punctuation, hyphenations, and similar elements in a manuscript. I improve accuracy and check for properly cited quotations, correct style of in-text citations, bibliographies, reference lists, and footnotes or end notes. I also flag wordy or awkward language that may need some kind of revision.
I make suggestions to reword the sentence or reorganize content, focusing on overall flow, style, tone, plot, theme, character development, pacing, point of view, dialogue, readability, and other storytelling techniques. I provide detailed suggestions for revision while keeping the reader in mind, addressing narrative inconsistencies, gaps, and weaknesses.
Since I am just starting out, I am willing to offer my services for a discounted rate of $0.05 per word, or depending on the size of the project, $15 an hour.
My rates are based off the guidelines from the Editorial Freelance Association’s website: https://www.the-efa.org/rates/
My Editorial Process
01 Sample Edit & Quote
Before sending a quote for any editing project, I collaborate with potential clients and evaluate several pages of a manuscript to select the appropriate level of editing or proofreading needs.
My process varies, but I typically provide a complimentary sample edit of a few pages to supply authors or publishers with a page-per-hour estimate. The sample edit is a free-of-charge service to demonstrate my editing style and skills.
02 Begin Work
After the initial sample edit of the manuscript, I outline specific services that will enhance or improve the quality of the manuscript, depending on its needs and problem areas.
If a client agrees with my editing style and wishes to move forward with the proposal, I deliver a contract for the work. Once both parties have signed the contract and the manuscript files are delivered, I will begin the mapped out editorial work.
03 Deliver Project
Depending on the type of services needed, I include a detailed editorial letter or comprehensive analysis at the completion of the project, as well as a thorough style sheet for authors, publishers, and agencies.
An estimated 50 percent of payment is due at the start of the editing process. The balance is due at the completion of the project. Electronic submissions are always edited with Microsoft Word’s tracked changes feature.
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“Efficient and meticulous. Alexis did a great job of going through my manuscript to polish it up so that it’s ready to publish. The time she took to do it and the bonus editorial letter with suggestions were much appreciated.”Ruthie Lenor
I honestly can’t recommend her highly enough. She came to my rescue. It will be the best decision you ever make to use her to make your book shiny and ready for publishing.Leona Ford