Hi, I’m Alexis
Ever since I interned at a literary magazine during my last year of undergrad, I knew editing was something that I wanted to do as a career. Since then, I have received my Master’s in Publishing and I am currently working on developing my skills in editing and proofreading as I begin my career as a freelance editor.
I look forward to working with clients to hone their craft and helping them bring their writing to the best that it could possibly be.
A little bit more about me:
I’m a twenty-something-year-old who loves reading. I’m always spending my free time reading anything I can get my hands on. For the most part, I read a majority YA fiction, whether it’s contemporary, fantasy or anything else that catches my attention. But I’m always looking for something new, so if you have any recommendations, feel free to let me know.
My Editorial Process
01 Sample Edit & Quote
Before sending a quote for any editing project, I collaborate with potential clients and evaluate several pages of a manuscript to select the appropriate level of editing or proofreading needs.
My process varies, but I typically provide a complimentary sample edit of a few pages to supply authors or publishers with a page-per-hour estimate. The sample edit is a free-of-charge service to demonstrate my editing style and skills.
02 Begin Work
After the initial sample edit of the manuscript, I outline specific services that will enhance or improve the quality of the manuscript, depending on its needs and problem areas.
If a client agrees with my editing style and wishes to move forward with the proposal, I deliver a contract for the work. Once both parties have signed the contract and the manuscript files are delivered, I will begin the mapped out editorial work.
03 Deliver Project
Depending on the type of services needed, I include a detailed editorial letter or comprehensive analysis at the completion of the project, as well as a thorough style sheet for authors, publishers, and agencies.
An estimated 50 percent of payment is due at the start of the editing process. The balance is due at the completion of the project. Electronic submissions are always edited with Microsoft Word’s tracked changes feature.