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FAQs

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Do you work with corporate clients and individual authors as well as news publications?
A: Yes. I accept many types of writing and editing projects and am always open to new clients.

Q: What is your fiction-editing style?
A: My goal is to help every author improve his or her novel or non-fiction work. My focus is on identifying strengths and weaknesses in story-telling/narrative, structure, pacing, craft and writing skills. I offer developmental/story editing, critiques, line-editing and services tailored to each author's individual needs. Please ask about my free 10-page sample edit.

Q: When is a fiction author ready to hire an editor?
A: Professional feedback can be valuable at any time during the writing process, especially if:
- You're stuck.
- You want to make revisions faster and easier.
- You've exhausted your family, friends and critique group.
- You want to take your writing to the next level.
- You want to submit your work to literary agents.
- You want to self-publish.

Q: Why should I hire you?
A: I offer my editors, authors and clients expert writing and editing skills and superior customer service. Projects are completed on time and aim to exceed expectations. Calls and e-mail messages receive prompt replies, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. All inquiries, manuscripts and client data are kept confidential.

Q: What rates do you charge?
A: My rates are based on the complexity of and time necessary to complete your project. I offer per-word, per-page, hourly and flat rates and will work with you to accommodate your budget.

Q: Can I reprint your stories in my newsletter, blog or social media page?

A: Probably not. All of my work is protected by U.S. Copyright Law, and the copyrights typically belong to my clients, so I usually cannot authorize reprints or other re-uses. If you need assistance, please ask.

Q: Can I link to your story or quote from it?
A: Yes. Links and snippets that comply with fair-use are permitted without permission. Please be respectful of the copyright owner and do *not* reprint an entire article.

Q: (Your question here)
A: Please contact me so we can discuss your editorial needs and how I can help you.

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Reporter. Writer. Editor. Book reviewer. Part English major. Part MBA. Often at the beach. Always on a deadline.