Verbatim Editorial is a Recommended Vendor by Preditors and Editors™
(an advisory site that helps you select a reputable editor)

As I refine your content, I assess the message you wish to present while maintaining your unique voice. I evaluate the processing styles of your learners and ensure that the form of the writing supports the function. The “feel” of the content will be uniquely yours, and it will be presented to your audience in a way that is clear, consistent, and effective.

Acceptable Material
Verbatim Editorial does not accept material that includes or promotes hate speech, racism, sexism, or homophobia. I do not accept religious text unless it is inclusive of all humanitarian beliefs and practices. Manuscripts that include sexual content may be accepted, depending on scope and treatment.

Proofreading versus editing
To proofread is to ensure that another person’s editorial changes have been made. I refer to all services that I offer as editing.

* TECHNICAL CONTENT

Standard Edit: A comprehensive read for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and organization. Includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, branding, font consistency (style, leading, spacing, alignment), page numbers, headers/footers, titles/subtitles, table of contents, text crashes, bullets, citations, speaker’s notes, text box alignment, correlation of text with graphics and/or images. Level of edit determined by project.

* HUMANITIES CONTENT
Standard Edit: A comprehensive read for clarity, consistency, accuracy, tone, and organization. Level of edit determined by project. Includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, font consistency (style, leading, spacing, alignment), page numbers, headers/footers, and bullets. Level of edit determined by project.

RATES
Standard turnaround (as negotiated): $40-80/hour
Rush jobs (24 hours or less) $80-100/hour

Rates may be negotiated per the scope of the project.

ESTIMATING
Please provide the number of standard pages (8.5 x 11, Times New Roman 12 pt., double spaced, 1″ margins), the topic, the services requested, and your time restrictions. Please note which version of Microsoft Word you are using. Send your material by e-mail attachment (docx file).

I edit using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function. Changes to the original document appear as red text, and the new material is highlighted in blue. This feature makes it convenient for you to check the revisions quickly and easily.

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