Work With Me

If you are interested in working with me, I’ll ask you to tell me a bit about your project, what stage it is in, and what you are looking to get out of working with me. I can help you determine what type of editing would be best for your manuscript if you are not sure.

I provide a complimentary sample edit that allows you to see my work and me to come up with an estimate of how long your project will take and approximately how much it will cost. I personally tailor my editorial services to what each manuscript and author needs and wants.

Once we agree that I’m a good fit for your manuscript, we’ll discuss in more detail how we’ll work together.

I can bill hourly or set a flat rate for the project.

I’ll provide a contract that specifies the scope of work I will do, the rate of pay, and the time frame for the project’s completion. I’ll also provide a confidentiality agreement, so that you know your work is protected.

I work using Track Changes in Microsoft Word, which displays all in-line edits and comments in easy-to-read format. For developmental and substantive edits, I provide a separate document with detailed written comments about your manuscript, including recommendations for rewriting and restructuring.

I communicate with clients via e-mail and phone, and I’m always happy to answer any questions you have about the edits I’ve suggested.

I take payment in the form of personal checks or via direct bank transfer using Zelle.

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association; my rates are based on the EFA’s rate guidelines.

Please send me an e-mail to discuss your project and how I can help: steinberg[dot]deborah[at]gmail[dot]com.