The rain was delicious. People with umbrellas all the colors of the rainbow were about, shivering and splashing hastily across squares and down alleys. It was cold and wet, but I'm so glad I went. The quiet sounds of the rain-washed water city, the sharp highlights on cobblestone  and statues, the damp,  streets,

Rate $50/hr

      To assure best availability for your desired time-frame, please make your reservation as early as possible.

 

      Reservations: Once we decide to work together I will ask for an $800 deposit. This deposit is fully refundable if you cancel or reschedule 91+ days before your reserved start date; after that, I will try to re-book the time, but if I cannot, then it is non-refundable.

      Deposits: Once we're ready to start, I'll ask for your MS and the funds to bring your deposit equal to half the low estimate. The balance is due upon receipt of your completed edit.

      Afterhours: I often accept flash fiction, short stories and novellas in addition to my normal work to edit after my regular day's quota. For $10/hr more, this allows some people to jump the line and get their project done sooner. These spots are limited, and vary based on my workload, so if you're interested, ask for availability.

      So, for example, if you had a 3,000-word/12-page short story, I might accept that project to work on during evenings and have it back to you in a week for $80 if it runs a fairly standard average of 8 minutes per page.

      For further information, and comparative purposes, here is the Editorial Freelance Association's editorial rate breakdown that SFWA links to: https://www.the-efa.org/rates/

      Please contact me with questions:

joshua@essoe.com

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