9) Editing services contract
Does the editor provide one? An editing services contract will spell out the particulars of the service the editor provides, editor and author requirements, scheduled date of editing and timeline, payment details, and protects the author and his/her work.
When is the editor’s next available editing date? How far in advance do you need to book an editing slot with the editor? Will the editor allow you to book an editing slot now for a future date? Will the dates the editor has available fit with your timeline for other book-related tasks and potential publication date?
11) Good “Fit” For You and Your Book
After looking at all the other factors, determine which editors you would like a sample edit from. Once you have obtained a sample edit and quote from your selected editors, review each sample edit and the information gathered about each editor.
When you are deciding which editor you will hire, you want to consider all the above-mentioned factors and ensure the editor is a good “fit” for you and your book. Will the editor meet your requirements for you and your book and provide a professional service and working relationship?