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What happens next?

  • You book your critique through the Contact form.
  • I’ll reach out with a few questions about your project, and email you: a quote, a contract with proposed timeline, and guidelines for standard manuscript format and preferred file types.
  • You return the signed contract and pay a 50% deposit.
  • Upon receipt of deposit and signed contract, edits begin. All annotations are made utilizing the MS Word track changes function.
  • You receive 50% of your edited pages with your final invoice.
  • Upon receipt of final payment, I email the complete edit to you.
  • If a phone consult was purchased as part of your package, we schedule a time for your call.  Calls must occur within two weeks of MS delivery date. Calls outside the US are handled via WhatsApp.

Do you have references?

Yes.  Many clients have provided testimonials for your review.

Do you provide sample critiques?

Yes. To request a sample critique:

  • E-mail jessica [at] jessicaconoley.com – In the body of the email provide: genre, title, project’s total word count, and if you are interested in the Mini, Middy, or Comprehensive Critique.
  • Attach up to 1,000 words as .doc or .docx file, in standard manuscript formatting.

I will return the annotated sample edit, a contract with proposed timeline, and a quote for the project.  If I’m a good editorial match for you, and you’d like to move forward we proceed as outlined under “what happens next.”

What if I have questions after reviewing my edits?

  • I answer questions about edits via email for two business days after your MS is returned.
  • We can speak via phone within two weeks of your MS delivery date. Additional phone consults are billed at the rate of $25 per 15 minutes.

I’m looking for a final proofread and/or copy edit. Can you help with that?

  • No. I specialize in a hybrid of developmental and line edits; which allows me to utilize both my coaching and editorial skills for each author. I enjoy helping in the earlier stages of a project and focusing on the big picture of a story. If you are already content with your plot, pacing, world-building, and character development, I’m not the right editor for you.

What payment methods do you use?

Do you have to bill me in two payments?

  • No.  You can pay in full up front if you prefer.  Clients with smaller projects often opt for a one-payment option.

Do you offer discounts?

  • For every person you refer that books a service with me, I will give you 10% off your next editorial service.

 

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