Types of Preliminary Editing Jobs


All editing jobs of approximately 1 to 12 pages (300 to 3,600 words) begin with a preliminary 1.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job. (For 30 minutes of free service, scroll down below. Read below to see what is included in this 1.5-hr. package.)


All editing jobs of approximately 13 to 22 pages (3,900 to 6,600 words) begin with a preliminary 2.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job. (For 30 minutes of free service, scroll down below. Read below to see what is included in this 2.5-hr. package.)


All editing jobs of approximately 23 pages or more (approximately 6,900 words or more) begin with a preliminary 3-Hour Preliminary APA Editing Job. (For 30 minutes of free service, scroll down below. Read below to see what is included in this 3-hr. APA package.)

 

 

 

The 1.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job includes the following:

An oral report on the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, along with a proposal of specific areas to address. The report contains the typical writing, grammar, punctuation, and typing errors you are making and the option to decide whether you or I will fix the repetitive mistakes. The more things you can fix yourself, the lower the final bill will be.

A preliminary edit of one to two pages of your document, starting on page 1. The goal is to determine pages per hour (pph) and the turnaround time to complete the entire job. With this accurate method, a more precise estimate can be determined. Once I actually start doing the preliminary job and assess your particular writing style and figure out the number of changes needed per page, I can tell you how many pages per hour can be edited. Then I can give you total cost estimates that will be more accurate. Therefore, the first step is always the preliminary edit.

3 budget estimates: Option 1 is for the job done at a 95% to 100% level of accuracy; Option 2 is for the job done at an 85% to 90% level of accuracy; Option 3 is for the job done at a 75% level of accuracy. Options 2 and 3 are less costly, but not all errors and inconsistencies are caught. The last two options are ideal for people on tight budgets and who do not need perfection. The first option is the most polished, as the document is read more times; therefore, almost all of the errors and inconsistencies are caught.

A brief telephone consultation to review my findings.

The 1.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job costs $105 ($70 per hr. x 1.5 hours); then I offer a $35 discount (30 minutes of free service), which brings the final cost down to $70.

My clients frequently comment that the 1.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job is informative, helpful, and well worth the money. Once this preliminary job has been completed, you are free to decide whether you wish to proceed with the entire editing job or seek other options.

 

 

 

The 2.5-hr. Preliminary Editing Job includes the following:


An oral report on the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, along with a proposal of specific areas to address. The report contains the typical writing, grammar, punctuation, and typing errors you are making and the option to decide whether you or I will fix the repetitive mistakes. The more things you can fix yourself, the lower the final bill will be.

A preliminary edit of approximately three pages of your document, starting on page 1. The goal is to determine pages per hour (pph) and the turnaround time to complete the entire job. With this accurate method, a more precise estimate can be determined. Once I actually start doing the preliminary job and assess your particular writing style and figure out the number of changes needed per page, I can tell you how many pages per hour can be edited. Then I can give you total cost estimates that will be more accurate. Therefore, the first step is always the preliminary edit.

3 budget estimates: Option 1 is for the job done at a 95% to 100% level of accuracy; Option 2 is for the job done at an 85% to 90% level of accuracy; Option 3 is for the job done at a 75% level of accuracy. Options 2 and 3 are less costly, but not all errors and inconsistencies are caught. The last two options are ideal for people on tight budgets and who do not need perfection. The first option is the most polished, as the document is read more times; therefore, almost all of the errors and inconsistencies are caught.

A brief telephone consultation to review the results.

The 2.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job costs $175 ($70 per hr. x 2.5 hours); then I offer a $35 discount (30 minutes of free service), which brings the final cost down to $140.

My clients frequently comment that the 2.5-Hour Preliminary Editing Job is informative, helpful, and well worth the money. Once this preliminary job has been completed, you are free to decide whether you wish to proceed with the entire editing job or seek other options.

 


 

The 3-Hour APA Preliminary Editing Job includes the following:

A brief APA tutorial that reviews key APA rules for citations, references, tables, numbers and percentages, punctuation, and other pertinent issues. (If you are not using APA format, this part will be eliminated or perhaps substituted with another format.)

A written report on the strengths and weaknesses of your writing, along with a proposal of specific areas to address. The report contains the typical APA errors you are making and the option to decide whether you or I will fix the repetitive mistakes. The more things you can fix yourself, the lower the final bill will be.

A preliminary edit of two to four pages of the introduction. The goal is to determine pages per hour (pph) and the turnaround time to complete the entire job. With this accurate method, a more precise estimate can be determined. Once I actually start doing the preliminary job and assess your particular writing style and figure out the number of changes needed per page, I can tell you how many pages per hour can be edited. Then I can give you total cost estimates that will be more accurate. Therefore, the first step is always the preliminary edit.

3 budget estimates: Option 1 is for the job done at a 95% to 100% level of accuracy; Option 2 is for the job done at an 85% to 90% level of accuracy; Option 3 is for the job done at a 75% level of accuracy. Options 2 and 3 are less costly, but not all errors and inconsistencies are caught. The last two options are ideal for people on tight budgets and who do not need perfection. The first option is the most polished, as the document is read more times; therefore, almost all of the errors and inconsistencies are caught.

A brief telephone consultation to review my findings.

The 3-Hour APA Job comes out to $210 ($70 per hr. x 3 hours); then I offer a $35 discount (30 minutes of free service), which brings the final cost down to $175.

My clients frequently comment that the 3-Hour APA Job is informative, helpful, and well worth the money. Once this preliminary job has been completed, you are free to decide whether you wish to proceed with the entire editing job or seek other options.

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