Kay Derochie

Salem, Oregon, United States

Yearly Stats: $19K Earned |

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Kay Derochie

Editorial Excellence ~ Commitment to Service

WELCOME
As your editor, I will listen to you, collaborate with you, and apply my editorial and writing talents to support your vision and complete your project to your satisfaction within the agreed-upon time frame.

I OFFER
~ Superior editorial skills to showcase your writing and bring it to its highest level.
~ Excellent organizational skills for smooth project management.
~ Professional customer service skills to assure you a satisfying experience.

I BRING
~ Twelve years editing and writing experience.
~ Higher education in copy editing, developmental editing, substantive editing, and acquisition editing.
~ Higher education and college teaching experience in writing and literary criticism. (All course work for PhD in Romance Languages and Literature)

MY FOCUS FIELDS
~ Literary fiction, mysteries, short stories
~ Children’s literature
~ Memoirs
~ Recovery, self-help, spirituality
~ Liberal arts, social sciences, education
~ Business, web content
~ Query letters and book proposals

EXCLUSIONS
I don't write or edit for technology, mathematics, hard sciences, or horror.

Work Terms

COMMUNICATION PREFERENCE
Guru private message, email, and/or telephone.

OFFICE HOURS
9:30–4:30 Pacific time, except Wednesdays and Sundays.
Other telephone hours can be arranged on a project-by-project basis to meet my clients' needs.

ONSITE WORK
I am available for on-site meetings in my geographic area. For large projects, I may be available to travel.

METHOD OF PAYMENT AND TERMS
Payment via Guru.com.
I typically request deposit of the full fee to Guru's SafePay escrow account prior to commencement of the project and a 50% advance on projects $500.00 and above.
I offer a 15% same-manuscript discount such as for copy editing after developmental editing.

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