All invoices are sent electronically upon client approval of written quote or estimate. For payment we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, personal and bank checks, and money orders. (Also PayPal as a last resort.) Letters of agreement are available upon request.
How Different Services Are Billed
Manuscript Evaluations, Critiques, and Sample Edits: Payable entirely in advance at time of submission.
Manuscript Annotation: Payable entirely in advance at time of submission for new clients. Clients with established working relationships may be billed on a half up front/half on receipt basis.
Manuscript Consultation: The reading fee portion is paid in advance, along with a deposit for approximate expected time on feedback. In the event that the work exceeds that initial deposit or is ongoing, we will run a tab for you and either send you an invoice or process a debit to card on file for you, whichever you prefer. Ongoing consultation is tracked by the editors and reported for billing every two weeks.
Line Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading: We will bill you for a 50% deposit to be paid before work begins, with the balance to be paid upon your receipt of the work.
Author Education Services (Task Memo, Fiction Technique Memo, Self-Editing Memo): We will bill you for a 50% deposit to be paid before work begins, with the balance to be paid upon your receipt of the work.
Our invoices are payable upon receipt. We reserve the right to assess a late fee of 5% per 30 days for any invoices that are more than 30 days past due.