You’ve done the writing, and now you need help taking it to the next level. I offer services from start to finish, from early readings and editing to proofreading and book interior design.

You’ve done the writing, and now you need help taking it to the next level. I offer services from start to finish, from early readings and editing to proofreading and book interior design.

Editing Services

Pikko’s House has a variety of editing services available for authors. In addition, several add-on services for the rest of your book’s production are available. Jump to add-on publishing services.

Working with Pikko’s House

If this is your first time working with an editor, rest assured that I make a conscious effort to be critical yet courteous. I also strive to make the business side of things run smoothly so that you can rest easy knowing that your manuscript is in capable hands.

 

Education and Experience

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Hawaii. I am also a member of several professional organizations and am an active member of the editing community.

Edit with Track Changes

I will edit your work, making suggestions with the Track Changes feature of Microsoft Word 2016. It will be your responsibility to ensure you have the software to read these suggestions.

Language and Style

Born and raised in the United States, I am a native English speaker and most comfortable editing American English. I follow the Chicago Manual of Style editing.

Dictionary Resource

I maintain a paid subscription to Merriam-Webster Online. While editing, I cross-check spellings with the Collegiate Dictionary, with the Unabridged version as a secondary resource.

Complimentary Sample

To assure that we are on the same page and that you understand my editing style and commentary, a complimentary two-page sample edit can be provided.

Timeline

We will discuss an estimated turnaround time for your project to ensure we meet your publication goals. Automated e-mail reminders will be sent to remind you when work is set to begin.

Communication

I am readily available for discussion of your project via e-mail or various chat applications. Telephone and video discussions must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance.

Confidentiality

Details of your project including title, release date, story, and manuscript will be kept under strict confidence until publication. Editing markup will always remain private.

Contract

To ensure peace of mind, editing projects over $250 are booked with a contract signed by both parties outlining the terms and conditions of our business relationship.

Booking Deposit and Rush Fee

A 20% non-refundable deposit will be due upon booking of a project. Clients wishing to get onto my schedule within two weeks from initial contact will need to pay a 50% rush fee.

Ready to Get Started?

Whether you're confident that I'm the right person to trust with your book or you have additional questions, contact me to discuss your project needs.

Ready to Get Started?

Whether you're confident that I'm the right person to trust with your book or you have additional questions, contact me to discuss your project needs.

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