First steps: exchange of work files and letter of agreement via email.
Editing is provided through Microsoft Word using the 'tracking changes' tool. If the author has other preferences, those may be discussed and considered, as well.
For authors who live in the Rocky Mountain area, a face to face meeting is welcome.
The Needs of the Author
Proofreading, Copy editing, Developmental, or Substantive comprise the various depths of edit which may include checking for issues with spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage, style, consistency, clarity, organization (syntax), structure, formatting, and/or design.
The author decides the depth of edit. However, we usually recommend a substantive edit, which is the most thorough and will provide the cleanest submission for publication.
Elle Publishing places the needs of the author as a high priority, and keeps all work confidential prior to publication.
Elle Publishing's professional editing allows the final product to be the author's choice. Our fee schedule begins at $20* per hour, which is more economical than most, as we feel the written word is vital to the growth and history of communities.
We enjoy finding the hidden gems in literature!
*The Editorial Freelancers Association recommends to charge fees between $30-$90 per hour, depending on the depth of edit (per their website).