Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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’ meaning you instantly want a quote. Your quote 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.
For ease of use, if you’d like the below form sent to you as a word document or .pdf please email email@example.com.
*Service you require:
How you plan to publish:
Familiar with Word’s Track Changes function for making revisions:
*What do you hope my service will help you achieve?
*What are your requirements?
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)
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.
After the 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.