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My editing calendar
How to schedule your editing project
I currently schedule 2 editing projects per week, and I am often fully committed for several months into the future.
The calendar at right shows when I am available and when my schedule is full. Once my schedule is full, I cannot take on more work without causing scheduling problems for everyone.
For this reason, I recommend that you email me in advance to reserve time in my schedule.
However, it is always fine to cancel or reschedule a project if you find you are not quite ready for editing when your date approaches. At that point I will offer the space to someone else, and reschedule your project in the next spot that opens up.
For more detailed information about how I schedule time for different types of projects, read on.
To schedule a journal article
- I schedule 1 week to edit a journal article.
- I like to begin on a Monday or Wednesday morning (US Pacific time) and return edits the following Monday (or Wednesday) morning 1 week later. The yellow squares on the online calendar show ideal dates to begin editing.
- To schedule, find a week on the calendar that has space for at least 1 project. Then email me at email@example.com to request that date. I will confirm your schedule by reply email, and update the online calendar.
Note: I can edit an abstract or cover letter, or edit a couple of revised paragraphs from a previously edited manuscript, almost any week. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
“Thank you very much for your great edits. It looks much better now!!!”
To schedule a grant proposal
- I generally schedule 3 weeks to edit a research funding (grant) proposal.
- I can begin editing any day of the week, as long as there is availability across 3 weeks from the start date.
- To schedule, find a space fo 3 weeks on the calendar that has space for at least 1 project. Then email me at email@example.com to request that date. I will confirm your schedule by reply email, and update the online calendar.
Note: If your proposal is short, or if a lot of it has been edited previously, I may be able to return edits in 2 weeks. Feel free to ask.
To schedule a novel or other project
- Novels come in different lengths and complexity. A starting estimate is 4 weeks to edit a novel, but we may decide to schedule more or less time for a variety of reasons.
- For a novel edit, or if for any other reason you aren’t sure how much time I will need to edit your project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be happy to provide an estimate and get your edit scheduled.
I understand that it’s difficult to predict how long it will take to write your manuscript, and when you will be ready for editing. That’s why it’s always perfectly fine to cancel or reschedule your editing project! I still recommend scheduling your edits with as much advance notice as possible.
- Look at your schedule for submitting grant proposals over the next 12 months. Ask for time on my calendar now, so you know you can get editing completed before you submit.
- Consider when you will have data available from your projects, then think about when it would be ideal to submit a manuscript. Use that plan to schedule future editing dates.
Whenever someone reschedules a project for a later date, I will contact the people whose manuscripts are already scheduled for the next couple of weeks. Someone will be happy to have editing begin a little earlier. Someday that might be you!
“I really want to thank you for all the work you have done for PDP. Couldn’t (wouldn’t) have done it without you!”
“Thanks to your professional and meticulous edits, I was able to finish the revised manuscript successfully. Working with you is always a great pleasure for me.
I hope to tell you good news soon.”