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What's your name?
It doesn't need to be your legal name. A pen name, username, or preferred name is fine.
What's your manuscript's title?
A working title is fine.
How long is your manuscript?
Please answer in terms of word count (e.g. 50,000 words). If If the target word count for your final draft is drastically different, please note it as well.
What is your manuscript's genre?
Select multiple if your manuscript is a hybrid.
Does your manuscript fit within any sub-genres?
Examples: urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic, supernatural horror, cyberpunk, dystopian, paranormal romance, etc.
What is your manuscript's target age group?
Are you targeting a specific group of readers?
What is your priority?
These routes are *not* mutually exclusive, but which would you take if there were a fork in the road?
Marketability: Focus on maximizing commercial appeal by capitalizing on genre conventions.
Vision: Focus on maximizing the manuscript's unique creative vision, no matter how unusual.
What is your goal for this manuscript?
What is your plan for the manuscript when it's polished?
Indie publishing on Amazon or other online retailers.
Querying small-press publishers for publication.
Querying agents for traditional publication.
Publishing on Wattpad or similar platforms.
Personal enrichment or sharing with friends and family.
Does your manuscript have any major deadlines?
When do you need completed edits?
Has your manuscript received prior editing?
Have you performed self-editing or hired previous editors? What type of editing did your manuscript undergo?
How would you summarize your manuscript in a few sentences?
Tell me what you love about your story! Who is the protagonist? What themes does it explore? How would you describe your vision? (Don't worry, this doesn't need to be a polished elevator pitch. If you'd prefer, feel free to skip this question.)
Which type of editing are you primarily interested in?
See www.speculativesoulediting/services for more information on the choices. If you're not sure, or if you'd like a combined edit, we can discuss the options later.
Developmental Editing: Big-picture analysis of structure and story elements.
Substantial Editing: Thorough editing focused on style and story.
Copyediting: Thorough editing focused on language, error-checking, and consistency.
Proofreading: A final check for errors regarding grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
Manuscript Critique: An in-depth review with impressions and suggestions. *No edits are performed.*
Sensitivity Reading: An analysis of certain marginalized representations. *No edits are performed.*
Which version of English does your manuscript use?
I have experience with various dialects, but especially when copyediting or proofreading, it's important to know the version.
Is there anything else I should know?
For instance, do you have any particular concerns that you would like an editor to focus on?
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