I have never hired an editor before: How does it work?

To provide you with a quote and to confirm availability, the following information is required:

1) The document to be edited, ideally in Word format. If the whole document is not available or ready, send at least a few pages and the total number of words.

2) When will you be sending the finished document to be edited.

3) When do you need it back (remember to allow for time to make the necessary changes or address any comments).

I will get back to you with a quote and a time frame for you to approve.