CAN I GET A SAMPLE EDIT?
Certainly! Just fill out the form on my Contact page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. A sample edit will be on the first 1200 words of your manuscript. Unless I have worked with you before, I will always request a sample of your work to ensure we are a good match, and to inform me of your writing style before I calculate your quote.
CAN YOU EDIT NON-FICTION, MEMOIRS, OR BIOGRAPHIES?
Currently, I do not edit non-fiction, including literary non-fiction. If you have written historical fiction, please know that, while I offer critiques, fact-checking is not within my services.
ARE YOU OKAY WITH GRAPHIC CONTENT?
I have no problem reading and editing graphic content, whether that be blood and gore or the more sensual erotica. Please be aware, however, I will not accept works that glorify hateful or bigoted behaviour.
WHAT IF I DON'T AGREE WITH YOU?
The likelihood is that we won’t agree on everything. That is completely normal, as creativity is a subjective thing. If you are doubtful about any of my edits or suggestions, please ask and I will provide you with a run-down on why I think that particular suggestion will strengthen your work.
At the end of the day, the work is yours and yours alone. You are free to accept, reject, or alter any suggestions or edits I make.
HOW DO YOU MAKE EDITS?
I make changes and comments using the track changes function on Microsoft Word. Any edits I make will always be suggestions that you can accept, reject, or alter.
When carrying out Copy Edits, I adhere to guidelines set by the Chicago Manual of Style for works in US and Canadian English, and New Hart's Rules for works in UK and Australian English. Please let me know if you'd prefer I use a particular style guide for your project.
If you order a Developmental Edit or a Manuscript Critique, your Editor's Report will be provided to you as a PDF.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TYPES OF STORIES?
I have a degree in Media, Communications, and Cultures, specifically on how these three areas intertwine to create and mould the societies we live in. For this reason, I am particularly passionate about novels (usually sci-fi, horror, or fantasy) that seek to highlight problems in society or even magnify modern-day issues to dystopian levels!
HOW DO I / SHOULD I CREDIT YOU?
By no means do you need to credit me as your editor or cover designer. However, I'm flattered if you would like to! The choice is yours.
If you would like to credit me as your editor, the ordinary place would be in with your acknowledgments or dedications. There, you can refer to me as Liz or Elizabeth. Please do not use my logo or refer to EC Editorial.
If you would like to credit me as your cover designer, the ordinary place would be a note on your copyright page, such as "Cover by EC Editorial" or "Cover by Elizabeth Cartwright." You do not need to link to my website.
HOW DO I / CAN I PAY?
I'll work with you to figure out your invoicing preferences. You'll be given a choice to be invoiced once at the beginning of each pass, or twice (once at the start, and once prior to delivery). You will not be charged extra for either option.
You will receive your invoice via email. Within that email will be a link to a payment portal where you can pay by debit/credit card. Paypal is also available upon request.