Interested in hiring me as a freelance editor? Use this page to find the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions relating to my affordable book editing services for independent authors.

Bryony Leah, freelance editor, freelance writer, affordable book editor, affordable book editing services, ebook editor, romance editor, fiction editor
Bryony Leah, freelance editor, freelance writer, affordable book editor, affordable book editing services, ebook editor, romance editor, fiction editor
Bryony Leah, freelance editor, freelance writer, affordable book editor, affordable book editing services, ebook editor, romance editor, fiction editor

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Rates and Charges

How much do you charge for your editorial services?


My full list of editorial rates can be found here on my Editorial Rates page. I try to offer an affordable book editing service to my clients.




How can I pay you?


I typically only accept payments via PayPal. Please contact me directly to discuss alternative methods of payment (e.g. cheque, transfer).




Will you edit my novel in exchange for a product or service?


Please assume that I will not edit your work in exchange for anything other than my advertised rate.




Do I need to pay a deposit before you start editing my work?


Yes. I will typically request a deposit somewhere between 25% to 50% of the total cost for full manuscript editing services. Deposits for my other editorial services will vary from project to project. All of this will be explained and agreed upon with each client before I begin any work.





Editing

Which genres do you edit?


I specialise in providing an affordable book editing service for the following genres:

  • Romance Fiction (all subgenres, e.g. Historical, Paranormal)
  • Teen Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction (YA)
  • New Adult Fiction (NA)
  • Erotic Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
However, I am always open to editing projects that fall outside the box, so even if your work doesn't quite fit into the above genres, please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your book editing needs.




How long will it take you to edit my novel?


There are several factors to consider when estimating how long it will take me to edit your novel. The first factor is the time I have available when you reach out to me. I tend to schedule my projects on a first come first served basis, so it is important to contact me as soon as possible if you would like me to edit your novel (particularly if you are working to a deadline) to avoid disappointment. Other factors that will have an impact include the novel length, the depth of editing required, and whether you are in need of proofreading, copy editing, or developmental editing. Deadlines will be discussed and agreed upon before any work commences.




Do you edit short stories, novellas, and miscellaneous writing projects?


Yes! Please contact me for more information and pricing.




Do you edit Non-Fiction?


Yes, I edit some Non-Fiction projects. However, if I feel that my experience does not align with your project and that you would be better suited with another editor, I will not edit your work. It is important to work with an editor who understands your specialism and one who shares your interests and enthusiasm. Please contact me if you would like to discuss a Non-Fiction editing project.




Which software do you use for editing?


I use Microsoft Word. It is the most widely used software between editors and authors, with some very useful features. All of my edits will be performed with the 'Track Changes' feature switched on so that you can review every change and comment in-line. Don't worry if you're not sure how to use the 'Track Changes' feature—I will assist you every step of the way. I can also edit within Pages or Google Docs if necessary, but I ask my clients to be aware that the editing features available in Microsoft Word are much more capable, so I would prefer to edit in Microsoft Word where possible.




Do you provide free sample edits?


I offer a free, no-obligation sample edit (typically no more than 1,500 words) to all clients who contact me about my full manuscript editorial services. There is a limit of 1 sample edit per client.





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