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Working Title of Manuscript
Is Manuscript Complete?
Fiction or Nonfiction?
Type of manuscript
If other, please specify
Devotional, Self-help, How-to, etc.
Both Male and Female
Target Age Range
Description of Content
Editing Services Desired
critique of strenghts and weaknesses
substantive content edit
basic proofread for typos and errors
ghostwriting, coauthoring, collaborating
submit to agent and/or commercial publishers
send to a subsidy publisher
print myself for family and friends
How would you classify yourself?
not a writer, just want to put a book together
established, published author
Specialties, areas of expertise, or qualifications you're looking for
How many editor choices would you like?
Just one, please
6 or more
How did you hear about Christian Editor Network?
Do I need a professional freelance editor?
First let’s clarify what we mean by “freelance editor.” There are several types of editors in the publishing industry. The
How much will a professional editor cost?
The amount of money an edit will cost depends mostly on three things: how well you’ve polished your manuscript prior
What can I expect from a freelance editor?
When you hire a professional freelance editor, you can expect: Professionalism (but not perfection—remember, nobody’s perfect) Confidentiality (there’s no need
What do I do before and after I get my edit?
Before: While you’re waiting to get your edited manuscript back from the editor, prepare yourself. If you only want to
How do I choose a freelance editor?
After you’ve filled out the Search Request Form, you will likely receive responses from more than one editor (unless you
What are the methods of editing?
Editing may be done using one of three methods: Hard copy (pages sent by mail) Electronic editing (files sent by
Types of editing
The services offered by an editorial freelancer may include one or more of the following: Editorial Services 1. Proofreading2. Critiquing3.
Flyers: Here is a collection of writing guidance from editors in the Christian Editor Network. You are free to share
Average Rates for Editorial Freelancing
The following rates have been compiled from various sources, including the Editorial Freelancers Association, the National Writers Union, and Writers
How can I network with other editors?
Don’t be afraid of competition. One of the exciting aspects of Christian publishing is that we actually help one another.
How do I keep my editing skills sharp?
No matter how long you’ve been working as an editorial freelancer, you need to work at keeping your skills sharp
How do I survive the "feast-or-famine" syndrome?
Getting established as a freelancer can be difficult. But after you've been doing it awhile, it can become a "feast
What's the importance of contracts and agreements?
Contracts between editorial freelancers and their clients can be oral, written, or electronic; formal or informal. A contract doesn’t need
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