Let's Do This!
"Kathryn is a superlative editor. She gets right at the heart of what a manuscript needs to improve, but she doesn't just point out the problems: she also provides a road map for how to fix them. She's meticulous, insightful, and gives encouragement as well as critiques. I've used her services numerous times and have never been disappointed."
—Linda Glaser, Staff Writer/Publicist, Cornell University
Are you ready to consider Writing Partner's editing services? Please read all 5 steps.
1. Before contacting me, please read my editing page to learn more about my services, including genre interests and fees. I do not edit for free. When it's time to submit, please follow all guidelines in #3, below.
2. Send me an e-mail.
E-mail me at <kathryn at writing-partner.com> to request services and tell me a bit about your manuscript. Include its genre, word count, and a brief synopsis (one paragraph will do). This step will save you time and money—if the project is not well-suited to my talents and interests, I will say so.
3. Once we've decided to move forward, e-mail me your formatted manuscript as a Word.doc(x) or Pages document.
Format your manuscript as if you were submitting it to an agent or editor:
1-inch margins on all sides
12 pt. serif font such as Times New Roman
pages numbered in header or footer
each paragraph indented 0.5"
no extra space between paragraphs (if indicating a scene change, mark extra space with an asterisk)
use a hard page break at the end of each chapter
start new chapter on fresh page and drop down 1/4–1/3 page to number or title chapter
your last name/title in the header on each page
on your title page, include in the upper lefthand corner:
include in the top right corner:
centered on the page, include:
4. Pre-pay the invoice I will e-mail to you.
When you are ready to move forward, I'll schedule your services and e-mail you an invoice. All services must be prepaid based on this total estimated cost. If paying via PayPal is more convenient, the invoice will have a link to my PayPal account, where you may deposit funds by credit card or, if you are a PayPal member, through direct deposit from your bank account (3.75% convenience fee applies; PayPal membership is free but is not required for credit card use). To save that fee, you can either make a direct bank transfer through Zelle or make a check out to "Kathryn Craft" for the invoice total and send it along with your manuscript via snail mail. My mailing address will be on the invoice.
Do you have further questions about any of the procedures outlined here, or need help understanding the lingo I used? Want to get to know me better before we begin? Send me an e-mail to request a phone consultation.
Kathryn Craft author & developmental editor