Contact

Please email: contact@alexjamesnovels.com
Open to emails:

If you have a project you may want copy edited or proofread

If you’re interested in my services

If you’ve a pertinent question about my services

If you want a quote

 

I will endeavour to respond to all reasonable requests within 3–5 working days.

Instant Quote Form

‘Instant’ meaning you instantly want a quote. It should arrive in 3–5 working days, providing no follow-up questions are required, in which case it may take longer.

See required fields marked by ‘*’ for those who want a quote but don’t want to share all the information.

Project information

Name:

Contact details:

Book title:

Genre:

Word count:

*Service you require:

*Deadline:

Intended readers:

How you plan to publish:

Book description:

Familiar with Word’s Track Changes function for making revisions:

Brief

*What do you hope my service will help you achieve?

*What are your requirements?

(Brief guidance:

Dictionary: Oxford dictionary (www.lexico.com and hardcopy) or …?

Style Guide: New Hart’s Rules or …?

Language: UK or US?

Spelling: -ise or –ize endings?

Tense: present or past? (which parts?)

Person: third or first? (which parts?)

Comma splices: (when commas are used to divide main clauses – sometimes seen as incorrect use): replace with semi-colons, colons, UK en dashes ‘–’, US/Oxford em dashes ‘—’, or full stops as necessary?

Dialogue tags: replace instances of ‘says’, ‘mutter’, ‘replies’, ‘continues’, ‘goes on’, ‘interrupts’, and so on with ‘said’, where it doesn’t take away from the meaning and action in a scene, to make these dialogue tags invisible?

Quotation marks: British single or US double?

Ellipses dots: should be spaced as per New Hart’s Rules ‘ … ’ or should I leave them unspaced ‘…’?

Colons: lower-case as per British or capitalise first letter after colon as per US?

‘Very’: cut use of ‘very’

Adverb-adjective apocalypse: cut use of excessive adverbs and adjectives)

*Sample assessment

Please attach to your email a sample of your story in a word document – or a .mobi file would be even better – so I can assess your project’s requirements and give you an accurate quote that reflects the work I estimate your project needs.

 

See: https://www.alexjamesnovels.com/services/terms-and-conditions/

(https://alexjamesnovels.com/services/how-we-could-work/)

After the quote

Quote

Contract signed + agreed deposit paid + file sent

Before I agree to work with you, you may be permitted to sign a contract to make sure our expectations are in accord. See Terms and Conditions.

Booking confirmed

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