Previously Asked Questions
- How are you?
- Very well, thanks.
- How much for each page?
- The first 3,000 words I proofread for you each month are free; this works out to about 10 pages free based on an
average of 300 words per page. After that, I charge 1¢ for every 2 words (rounded down in the case of odd totals) until
the beginning of the next calendar month, at which point I will proofread another 3,000 words free for you.
- Can I send you a local check?
- I will be moving to a different part of the country in the near future, so I will only be accepting credit card and cash
payments made through PayPal until I can get myself permanently set up in my new home.
- When can you start?
- The short answer is as soon as you send me your document. I naturally can't
always begin work immediately, what with my nasty tendency to
leave the house on occasion, but I often begin (and sometimes complete) work
the day it's sent and send notice if for some reason I can't begin right away.
- What is the fastest way to reach you?
- Generally, the only way to reach me is by email,
firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email very
frequently, so I usually respond within a few hours or, if the file and all
necessary information are included in your email, within a day with the finished
- Can you write a 50 page term paper if I provide you with instruction.
- Probably, but I won't. I don't write papers; I proofread them. Do your
own damn homework. I will give you a few tips, though: hyphenate "50 page,"
and you generally want to end questions with a question mark.
- Do you work on Sundays?
Yes, although I can no longer
accept jobs at a moment's notice. This is mostly directed at the local college
students, but I ask that you consider the length of your paper and how quickly
you need it back when contacting me. That said, I actually have a lot of fun proofreading (I don't find it any less weird
than you do) and will be happy to do it at just about any time.
- Would it be possible to show me the errors on the side in red?
- Actually, when proofreading a Word document, I use the Track Changes
feature, which highlights all the changes I make in red. You can then navigate
through the changes and review them before accepting them so that you can make
sure that I haven't inadvertently altered the meaning of your writing. I also
leave comments in boxes on the side if there's anything that requires you to
make a judgment call or if I just have a suggestion. Fortunately, if you trust
my work implicitly or are entirely uninterested in any suggestions I make, all
changes can be automatically accepted and all comments deleted with just a
couple of clicks. Unless there is some real potential of my changes altering
the meaning, I always explain how to do this when returning your file so that
you're not obligated to do any extra work.
Have questions of your own? Email me at
email@example.com to ask about anything you want to know.
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