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◊ Overview of Edit Process ◊
(1) SEND your document in full or 1st five pages (with total Word Count) for price quote.
(2) PAY in full or 50% agreed billing using PayPal or by Check, M.O. or Wire Transfer.
(3) Your project will be Proofread and Edited and returned in both Clean Copy & Compare.
your editor-proofreader, is a writer and former Composition-Literature professor,
your project for reading flow, Correct grammar and usage errors, Tighten
wording, and Suggest improvements for both native English and International-ESL writers.
The Rates for EditAid™ services, which must be pre-scheduled to allow ample editing time, are dependent on (a) the number of pages you need to be edited; (b) whether your project includes references; (c) whether you have a high number of grammatical errors per average page (as would be expected in the work of inexperienced or non-native English writers such as ESL students); and (d) how quickly you need your manuscript or paper completed. Projects of over 50 pages may be paid in two 50% payments at the beginning and completion of the edit. To approximate your total fee from the following Rate Chart, divide your total number of words by 250 (the average number of words per page for a double-spaced MS Word document). When your project fits neither the non-referenced Manuscript nor Dissertation-Thesis service descriptions below (e.g., adaptation of novel to screenplay; ghostwriting; screenplay or treatment development; press release; letter; resume; brochure; or web copy), then agreement is made for a modified fee and payment schedule before editing commences.
Editing Rate Chart
**(Based on word count & average editing time per page. A "page" is
250 words to equal an average MS WORD double-spaced page.
Projects under 10 pages are slightly higher per page.)
( By Experienced
Native English Writers)
|$3 per page for first 100 pages||$2 per page for pages 101-200||$1 per page for all pages over 200||**This rate is for projects averaging less than 12 grammar or spelling errors per page|
(By new or Non-native English Writers such as ESL Students)
|$4 per page||---||---||**This rate is for projects averaging more than 12 grammar or spelling errors per page|
( By Experienced
Native English Writers)
|$4 per page for first 100 pages||$3 per page for pages 101-200||$2 per page for all pages over 200||**This rate is for projects averaging less than 12 grammar or spelling errors per page|
(By new or Non-native English Writers such as ESL Students)
|$4.50 per page||---||---||**This rate is for referenced projects averaging more than 12 grammar or spelling errors per page|
|CUSTOMIZED WRITING & ENGLISH INTERPRETATION PROJECTS||To Be Determined - The Per Page Rate is determined upon viewing a document that requires custom English interpretation and correction||---||---|| **This somewhat higher rate is for written projects in which most of the sentences on each page must be interpreted and re-constructed in correct English and/or modified to another format; for example, ESL prose to screenplay format, etc.|
**Twenty-four hour or "severe rush" edits are subject to an agreed Surcharge
Returning EditAid clients will receive a 10% discount for every other edit project.
Payment Terms for all services over 50 pages other than expedited projects are one-half down and the balance due upon completion of the full edit unless your project is a Rush or less than 20 pages. Your page count is based on MS WORD double-spaced page standards (approximately 250 words per page). Send document for cost assessment with no obligation, or divide your total number of words by 250 for approximate fee. Online Secure credit card payment or checks/money orders (U.S. banks) are accepted.
Dissertations and Theses, which must meet strict guidelines, are corrected for English as well as "mechanics" (format and reference details). No "rush" edits for long referenced works are offered. These are generally accepted 3-4 weeks or more prior to your deadline for you to "finalize" your work. However, individual sections of these works can be accepted on shorter notice. Referenced works are done using your precise Supervisor/Committee requirements. It is essential that the work be fully drafted prior to sending and in shape for an edit; keyboarding of copy beyond suggested or "clean copy" corrections is not offered. Prior to scheduling, please send Lawrence a copy or list of specific requirements or called-for changes as well as the total document to expedite your fee and determination of format and citation validation).
Technical Works such as Science, Medicine and Law are accepted for grammatical and "flow" editing, but Lawrence is not an expert in the jargon of these fields and recommends peer review prior to final submission of these works.
The minimum manuscript size accepted using the above Rate Chart fee schedule is twenty pages. Shorter projects may be slightly higher per page. Letters, resumes and so forth will be edited for you at comparable rates depending on the number of areas requiring "fixes." Partial or incomplete drafts of your full work may be scheduled for editing if, for example, only portions of your work require critical word-for-word proofing, or if you are re-sending after rewriting part of a work. Writers of long fiction and non-fiction pieces may "stagger" the editing process by sending only a few draft chapters at a time. Word processing of typed or handwritten drafts is not offered. Authors should always send a copy only and retain the original.
For writers of Fiction and Screenplays, your grammar and "voice" consistency issues will be questioned and changes suggested if needed, but never the thrust or content of your stories or chapters (eg., obviously deliberate misspellings in character dialogue etc. will be left as they are). For long fiction and screenplay manuscripts, it is helpful to the overall editing process if you send a one-page Synopsis.
The turnaround time for editing is prompt, as you may be under time constraints. Once scheduled, you can expect a 200-page non-referenced work, for example, to be completed within seven to ten days, then emailed (or mailed in disk form) to you upon confirmed final payment.
Submitted works will preferably be in MS WORD (.doc) format, though MS WORKS (.wps), RTF, HTM, TXT and PDF documents are also accepted as well as FINAL DRAFT (FD) for screenplays. If you wish, your completed edit can be converted to any of these styles at no extra charge. Manuscript drafts are optimally made with MS WORD (any version) drafted on double-spaced 12 pt. "Courier New" or "Times New Roman" font pages. This is the preferred working format for most professional or student writers, but is not an absolute requirement. All potential clients are encouraged to obtain or have access to any version of MS WORD in order to see the COMPARE copy, showing all suggested changes in RED, in order to "finalize" their work after the edit in the quickest time.
Clean Copy Edit: This editing style is useful for most writers, but particularly for highly erroneous documents or when there is less time for the author to "finalize" their writing projects, which normally need close comparison to the original to analyze the small and large grammar and wording improvements that the pages may require. This may be accomplished most quickly in MS Word Tools' "Compare and Merge" function, which clearly shows in red each and every suggested modification to your original draft. In Clean Copy editing, Lawrence makes all essential grammar and style correction/improvement suggestions and returns your work as a "CLEAN COPY" final draft (any notes or questions on your meaning, if not clear from the context, will in addition to edited copy be returned to you in a separate Notes.txt document). You will also receive the "Compare" manuscript showing all suggested changes to your original in red, so that your final revision can be done relatively quickly. A sample of an edited MS Word CLEAN COPY and COMPARE fiction passage may be found Here (Press back button to return). See complete options and editing details at EditAid's EDIT & POST-EDIT PROCESS. Having sufficient lead time to compare your original to Lawrence's polished draft is highly recommended.
In the editing process, Lawrence will not change technically acceptable wording but may instead suggest more appropriate or consistent-with-style words or concise sentence structure as well as noting punctuation or other English errors. In "Comments," no changes of any kind are made to your master document; instead, a Word "Comments" BOX will be seen in right margin showing the suggested changes to the right next to the selected copy requiring a change or change suggestion. You then right-click and delete each Comment as you go. Comments are visible in Word both in the right margin and the Reviewing Pane at bottom of page. The "Comments" editing style requires more time to "finalize" for the author, but is useful in seeing persistent errors in English grammar. Authors are encouraged not only to retain their original draft for comparison but to allow enough lead time (prior to publisher, Committee, or other deadline) to make a case-by-case finalization reading of their work for consideration of the suggestions made in Lawrence's completed polish; this is particularly true if Word "Comments" are used, as in this editing style no changes have been made to the original until you make them.
After being scheduled, your work may be sent either by email attachment to Inbox@EditAid.com or by U.S. Mail /Fedex on diskette/CD. If payment is by U.S. check or money order rather than by credit/debit card on PayPal.com
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