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FAQs about Angela James

What are some success stories or notable projects you’ve worked on?

Throughout my career, I’ve worked with many award-winning authors. For more details, please see my portfolio.

What are your preferred editing methodologies, and how do they benefit your clients?

My preferred editing methodologies are author-first.

What do you believe sets your editing services apart from others?

My editing services are different from others because of my wealth of industry experience and my commitment to prioritize the author’s voice as well as the reader’s experience.

How do you stay up to date with industry trends and standards?

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What is your professional background in editing and publishing?

I have more than 20 years of professional experience in editing and publishing. I spent 15 years in traditional publishing, first at Samhain Publishing, and then at Harlequinn’s digital-first Carina Press. Across my career, I’ve worked with both indie & trad-published authors in a variety of genres, including romance, thriller/suspense, and women’s fiction.

How long have you been working as an editor?

I’ve been working professionally as an editor since 2004, so for more than 20 years.

What specific genres do you specialize in, and why?

I work in several different genres, but romance, thriller/suspense, and women’s fiction, primarily.

Editorial Services FAQs

What types of editing services do you offer and what’s included?

I offer a few different editing services, including a partial manuscript assessment, a full manuscript assessment, and developmental and line editing services. 

You can learn more about these services on my Services page, or in my PDF Services Guide.

What genres do you edit?

I specialize in romance, women’s fiction, thriller/suspense, and adult-leaning young adult fiction. You can see a small sample of my previous work on my portfolio page.

What content will you not edit or what triggers do you not edit?

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What is the typical turnaround time for an editing project?

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What are your rates for editing services?

My rates for editing services vary depending on the service you book and the length of manuscript.

You can learn more about my editing services and rates on my Services page or in my PDF Services Guide.

Do you provide support for authors interested in traditional publishing?

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Do you offer sample edits?

I do offer sample edits, upon request.

What are your policies on confidentiality and the security of manuscript files?

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What happens if I disagree with the edits or suggestions made?

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What’s a good timeline to set for edits prior to querying or self-publishing?

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What if I want to talk to you to see if we’re a good match before I book edits?

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What if I’m not ready to commit to a full edit?

If you’re not ready to commit to a full edit, you might be interested in my Editor In Your Pocket service. For $150 a month, you can get expert, personal, on-the-go writing, publishing, and career guidance from me, as well as monthly feedback on up to 1500 words of writing.

Why are your rates so high?

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What does the editing process involve, and what steps do I need to follow as an author?

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What is your approach to inclusivity and diversity in editing?

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Can you explain the different levels of editing and help me decide which one I need?

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What payment methods do you accept, and do you require a deposit?

I accept debit and credit cards as well as ACH (bank transfers) since I typically send my invoices through Stripe. Upon request, I will also accept PayPal.

Yes, I do require a $150 deposit upon booking. Services must be paid for in full prior to any work being completed.

How flexible are you with deadlines, and can expedited services be arranged if needed?

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How far in advance should I book services?

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How do I book your services?

Typically, the first step is to review my Services page and PDF Services Guide to determine what service(s) you’re most interested in. From there, send me an email and let me know that you’re interested.

There is an exception if you’re interested in author career coaching. You can book private coaching sessions right here… no consult needed!

Book Boss® Product FAQs

What topics do your workshops and courses cover?

My workshops and courses cover a variety of topics related to writing and editing, including point of view (POV), how to edit your manuscript thoroughly, crafting dirty dialogue, and how to market your books as an author.

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Who are these workshops and courses designed for?

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What is the format of the workshops and courses?

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What is the cost of participating, and do you offer any discounts or scholarships?

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What if I have questions about the course material?

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How long are the workshops and what is the schedule?

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How can I register for your classes & workshops?

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Do you hold any live workshops or classes?

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What’s your refund policy?

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