It’s hard to know who’s legit, who’ll work well in your business, or who even have it figured out yet. Does a proofreader even have a process? I do have a process for my proofreading work and here is my proofreading process for your ultimate Stefanie Gary Proofreading and Copy Editing experience.
The Stefanie Gary Proofreading and Copy Editing Experience – Proofreading Process
I write blog posts that will attract my ideal client. So I blog about writing styles guides, proofreading, and how to write for the Internet (and how that is different than most other writing styles). Well this sounds generic. I’m writing for the entrepreneurial blogger who posts regularly and wants to become a self-published author to build their credibility and authority. They will read my content and get to know me through my about page, my service offers, and, when they decide to contact me, directly from me on a call.
Through my blog posts, I have opportunities for readers to sign up for my email newsletters. I will continue teaching the blogger how to streamline the writing to better their process of the content writing. The blogger is the CEO of their business and editing is not what they wanted to do every day.
The reader becomes the potential client.
A potential client will need to fill out an introductory form found on my contact page. The form embeds into the web page from Dubsado. The potential client automatically receives another email with a questionnaire and my calendar to schedule their free consultation. In this consultation, we learn more about each other to determine if we are a suitable fit.
At the end of this consultation, assuming we are a fit, a contract drafted in Dubsado then emails to the potential client. The potential client may review the job scope, deadlines, length of the contract, and cost of services. The potential client may provide feedback and modifications during this stage. Once the potential client and Stefanie both sign the agreement, the potential client becomes a client.
The potential client becomes the client.
Depending on the contract made, an invoice may be emailed as early as at this time in the process. Stefanie accepts work via email attachments, Google Doc sharing, or Trello. Proofreading and light copy editing work then proceeds according to the client’s agreement.
The client received a copy of the edited document using the same method (i.e. email, Google Doc, or Trello). The client will then review the work, provide feedback, and comment with any questions in the document to return to Stefanie.
Stefanie will review all feedback and comments to make the final revisions in accordance with the client’s directions. All final payments are due upon completion of the project and prior to receiving the final version of the work. The client receives the completed work.
Clients have seven days to review the completed document to their satisfaction. I welcome feedback, comments, questions, or concerns via email at stefanie[at]stefaniegary[dot]com. After seven days the project will be archived. No more work is completed without incurring further charges.
My proofreading services deliver on quality work within your deadlines. In order to provide quality service with a quick turnaround, I work with certain clients whose needs match my specialized skill set. Interested in finding out more about my services? Book a free consultation today to interview and reserve space in my schedule.