My goal is to create a straightforward and collaborative process from the start. If you ever have any questions, either before or during our collaboration, feel free to get in touch.
Contact—Here's an easy form you can use to tell me about your work. The more information you provide about your project, the sooner I can start helping you. It's okay if you're unsure about details. Think about including such things as your time frame, what you can afford, and whether your writing is a rough draft or a polished product.
Free Estimate—Depending on your project, I'll request to see your work so I can give you a free sample edit, which generally consists of a few pages within the document. This sample edit gives me a sense of how long the project will take and lets you see an example of my work. I'll return the sample to you, often within 48 hours, along with an estimate and proposed timeline or a recommendation.
Letter of Agreement—Once you're ready to begin, I'll send a Letter of Agreement stating the scope of my work, the proposed schedule, and a payment plan that is satisfactory to both of us. I will begin working on your project when I receive your deposit, typically 50 percent of the total estimated fee.
Edit—I'll edit your project as outlined in our agreement. While I'm editing, we can communicate as necessary regarding questions about your work or my progress.
Delivery—You can rely on me to meet your deadline. I typically require full payment before returning your manuscript, but at this stage, you will be another happy client with a professionally edited document in your hands.
"Christie Lee is very responsive, handles deadlines amazingly, and most importantly, she's extremely thorough." - Kate W., owner of Pieces by Violet
My rates are competitive with what other professional editors charge and are influenced by the level of copyediting required, your schedule, and my current workload.
Interesting tidbit: "I'll stick with you through thick and thin" can be translated into Spanish as "Contigo, pan y cebolla," which literally means "With you, bread and onions."