Process and Payment
I use Microsoft Word 2010, but I have access to earlier versions or Open Office, if you prefer me to work in one of those programs for any reason. I also have Adobe CS5, if you need me to work in an INDD file. In all of these programs, I do my edits and make comments using the Track Changes feature, allowing you to go through and accept or decline my changes as you see fit. If you’d like me to work on a hard copy, I will do so using standard editing marks (in red pen, of course) and/or listing recommended changes in a Word document.
Editorially, I offer proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing (or anything in between, as your needs require), and academic editing. I also offer writing services. See “Services” for the differences between these types of editing to help you decide which would be best for you.
Before you contract my services, I will happily provide you with a sample of work amounting to roughly two percent of your total project. Then, when you are ready to proceed, I will provide you with a free quote. For large projects, one third of the total cost is due upfront; the remainder is payable upon completion. For smaller projects (determined case-by-case), the entirety of the cost is payable upon completion. For steady projects (a weekly newsletter, for example), you will be billed periodically.
Don’t hesitate to contact me at AndrewTobiaEdits@gmail.com with any questions or comments.