FAQ

How do we start?

First we need to evaluate what kind of editing assistance you need. This may include phone conversations, Skype calls, emails, or face-to-face meetings. Our initial conversation regarding the needs of your project is free of charge.

What kinds of editing do you offer?

Pacific Editing offers services that include copy editing, technical editing, and substantive editing. Prices and descriptions for all services are available on the services page.

How is the editing performed?

The editing process consists of three phases. In the first phase an initial sweep of the document is made to assess the work that needs to be done and to query the author regarding any ambiguities that need to be addressed. In the second phase the bulk of the editing work is performed. A third proofreading phase is used to ensure the integrity of the document as a whole. All changes are made using the “track changes” feature in MS Office.

How do you guarantee your work?

Pacific Editing guarantees your full satisfaction with the finished document. You don’t pay until you review the work performed and determine that it meets your standards and expectations.

How do we handle payment?

Full payment is due only upon completion of the agreed upon work. However, for first time clients a small down payment is required to schedule time in advance. The down payment is deducted from the final total at the time the final invoice is delivered. Payments can be completed through PayPal or via check.