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How to Contact Me
NOTE: Before contacting me about a complimentary editing sample, please be sure to review my starting rates using the base estimator in the sidebar.
If you would like to request an estimate for editing services for your manuscript, please email me at email@example.com, using the word EDITOR or BETA READER in your subject line. If you do not hear from me within 24 hours, please resend your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out the form below to send your request.
Please be prepared to send a sample of your work. My no-obligation sample edits are usually 1-2 pages, but authors may opt to pay for a longer sample edit of up to 2,500 words for $50. Paid samples must be prepaid. Due to the nature of the service, I do not do developmental editing samples, and instead authors will receive a line editing sample.
My quotes will often offer you a range of options, which will help you determine what level of service is a match for your budget.
A Note on AI
As an editor and longtime reader of science fiction, I am open to the ever-changing publishing landscape and the tools writers use to bring their stories to the world. I consider it my responsibility to help you polish and fine-tune your voice.
But as the author of your creative work, it is still your duty, no matter who or what you use to create it, to self-edit your manuscript into a body of work that you can be proud of when you turn it over to me. I am not in the business of transforming unedited computer-generated text into a passable work of fiction.
Please respect my time, professional experience, and creative passion and only submit manuscripts that you have carefully gone through yourself.
Booking ServicesWant to know more about the booking process? These are the basic steps for new clients coming on board.
Pay 20% Deposit
Pikko’s House accepts a variety of payment options, including:
- PayPal eCheck (preferred)
- Stripe ACH
- Credit cards
- Money orders
- Western Union
Note: Payments sent by mail will result in a delay in file delivery until check or money order is received.
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