Editing services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All manuscripts require a deposit of 1/2 the estimated editing fee at time of manuscript submission; the balance is due on receipt of the completed edits.
For the convenience of both our authors and our editor, you are invited (and encouraged) to schedule an “editing window.” This ensures that time will be specifically set aside exclusively for working on your manuscript. It also helps prevent manuscripts from piling up into an unmanageable [virtual] stack in our editor’s inbox.
To schedule a specific editing window
- Look at the calendar (below) to identify your preferred editing dates. Dates marked “scheduled edit” have already been reserved; dates marked “out of office” should be self-explanatory!
- Contact the editor (editor @ camdenparkpress.com) to discuss your manuscript length, editing needs, and preferred dates. The editor will answer any questions you might have at this point and provide an estimate of the editing time required and your total fee, together with payment information.
- As with all edits, 1/2 of the estimated total fee is required in advance. When scheduling a specific editing window:
- Pay the deposit (1/4 of the estimated total fee) via PayPal to lock-in your dates.
- When it’s time for your scheduled date, pay the second portion of the pre-payment amount (another 1/4 of the fee) and send your manuscript to the editor.
- You’ll be billed for the balance – adjusted from the estimate based on the actual length of the manuscript you submit – when your edited manuscript is returned to you.
Deposits are non-refundable – even in Indie Publishing, deadlines matter!
(deadline = the day you were scheduled to submit your manuscript to the editor)
- If you realize ahead of time (30-90 days out) that you’re not going to make your deadline, please contact the editor to reschedule at no additional charge. Your deposit will still be applied to your total editing fee.
- If you have notified the editor in advance that you’re not going to make your deadline, and choose not to reschedule, but submit your manuscript within 90 days of your original lock-in deadline, your deposit will still be applied to your total editing fee.
- If you have notified the editor in advance that you’re not going to make your deadline, and choose not to reschedule, and submit your manuscript more than 90 days after your original lock-in deadline, the original deposit will not be refunded, the manuscript will be treated as a “new submission,” and fees will be calculated all over again.
If you completely miss your deadline, and did not contact the editor to reschedule, your deposit will not be refunded, nor will it be applied to the total editing fee. You will be asked to submit your manuscript via the first-come, first-served queue, the manuscript will be treated as a “new submission,” and fees will be calculated all over again.
To contact the editor
If you have questions not answered above, please don’t hesitate to ask! You can contact the editor directly by sending an email to:
editor @ camdenparkpress.com