Editing and Rewriting Services

The Present and Future are Waiting for Your Knowledge

Communicate in the right language, as a human, and so people understand.

The World Needs to Hear from You Really Soon

If you have a manuscript, conference submission, presentation, report, or any other communication of valuable knowledge in the social sciences, and you need editing, we’re in business. I do writing and PR, too; really, not just as a throw-in but as a profession. Check my portfolio for some examples.

Manuscript Editing

Prepare Your Research Submission •Editing of spelling & grammar, tone, terminology, tables & figures, references
•Checking of publication guidelines
•Document formatting
•Abstract and cover letter creation
•Word reduction, rewriting

Organization Reports

Communicate with Stakeholders
•Annual reports
•Email newsletters
•Donor communications
•Grants and proposals
•NGO, NPO, and any other organization's many documentation requirements

Digital Media & PR

The World IS Digital
•LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram account creation, refinement
•Press releases
Regular social media posting
•Blog posting
•Content amplification
•Service advertising

The Normal WorldEdits Editing Process

1) Submit Your Materials

Use the Contact form or email. If your files are large, I’ll give you a Google Drive or Dropbox link at which to share them.

2) Submit Your Materials

I’ll go through everything and let you know the cost and expected date of completion. Give me the OK and we’ll get started. New customers are required to pay 50% up front in good faith. This is negotiable.

3) I Do My Job

I’ll do some really good editing. If I have questions or need further materials along the way, I’ll be in contact with you. Word doc/docx files will edited using Track Changes so you can see exactly what’s done.

4) You Receive Your Edit!

I’ll email it to you via a secure server or share a pickup point on Drive or Dropbox.

For Word documents, you’ll receive a Tracked version with all changed visible, and a Clear version with all changes accepted. Comments will also be included if your meaning is unclear, as will suggestions for greater structural and conceptual revisions.

The Tracked copy will look like this:

5) Revise or Approve (& Pay)

Review the edit very carefully. Check that you agree with the changes. Make further changes. A free 2nd edit will address any changes you make. If you add substantial amounts of text, an additional fee will be requested. Within reason, 3rd and additional edits are provided until you’re satisfied.

Of course, if you’re dissatisfied after all this, you need not pay the balance. If I really messed up, I’ll refund what you paid as well. I have never had a customer do this, though. So don’t worry, your satisfaction is guaranteed 100%.

6+) You’ve Got a Friend

Don’t be a stranger! Reach out to me. Ask me for advice. Tell me how you’re doing. Add me on your social networks

I don’t charge for advice and I’ll do anything I reasonably can to help you out. Even if it’s not related to the work, write me up.

So... What's this Going to Cost Me?

I Knew You Were Going to Ask That

Maybe I can distract you with this cute photo of a meerkat.

Or maybe you don’t like meerkats.

Rates

Editing

Typical jobs are $0.10/word. Word count is flexible and of course excludes things like equations and long lists of numbers.

Yes, you can hire an Indian with sweet promises on Fiverr or Upwork. Please do so if money’s important. And come back to me if they use words like “avail” and “do the needful.”

If quality, experience, and really personal service are important, my price is competitive.

And if you’re in a developing economy or have justifiably limited funds (as with some NGOs and NPOs), I may be able to help you out with the price.

Writing and Other Jobs

Case-by-case. If you need me to do a press release, homepage, or something like that, I generally base my prices on the AWAI rates. Prices are always project-based, not time-based, because I put in maximum effort, and do lots of research. Hourly rates aren’t fair to you and everyone has their own style and speed.

Just want some free advice? Anytime! Yes, free.

Use the contact form or email directly using the link on the right. Send as much information as possible and I'll get back to you quickly (typically within 12 hours, if not much sooner).