We are seeking a professional editor for a memoir of about 30,000 words. The author is a client of mine. Here is the process we will use to make the selection.
We will review the submissions of interested editors and narrow the field to three possible editors. We will make our decision based on your experience and references.
Then we will ask each of the three to spend an hour reviewing a portion of the manuscript. The manuscript will be in MS Word and we want you to use that programs change tracking and comment features. Everyone will get the same portion of the manuscript. You will be paid your normal hourly rate for this work.
We will select one person to provide an estimate for editing the entire manuscript and then to complete the work in an agreed-upon timeframe.