Sample our work

“When our spelling is perfect, it is invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.” – Marilyn vos Savant (1946- ) author and magazine columnist

Sample our work. Judge for yourself.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

Sample our work. Judge for yourself.

You may request a sample of our work.  Then you decide if you want to hire us.

Prospective clients may request a sample of our work. You may select a paid or unpaid sample editorial test. After you see what we can do, you decide if you want to hire us. Here’s how it works:

Unpaid testing takes about an hour.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

Sample our work. Judge for yourself.

An unpaid editorial test should be a representative sample of the client's usual material.

An unpaid test requires about an hour of the editor's time. You provide five standard (250-word, double-spaced) pages that are representative of your typical work and not part of an unpublished or live work. We agree on a time frame for turnaround and after you review our edits, you decide if you want to hire us.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

A paid test should consist of  longer or more complex text or manuscript from a live project.

As an alternative to unpaid testing, the prospective client and editor may decide on a paid test consisting of editing a chapter or other agreed-upon unit of material from a live project.

A paid test should consist of a longer or more complex text or manuscript from a live project. The client should inform the editor when live work is given as a test.

Accepted by the editorial industry.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

Paid testing is longer and more complex.

The client should inform the editor of the preferred method for testing.

The client should inform the editor of the preferred method for testing, such as hard copy markup or onscreen digital editing. Clients should provide contact information in case the editor has questions while doing the test.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

Stacks Editing strives to deliver the highest editorial standards for each client.

These Guidelines for Editorial Testing were accepted on May 4, 2011, by the Board of Governors of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Striving to deliver the highest editorial standards for each client, Stacks Editing endorses these testing guidelines as a fair method for a prospective client to judge our expertise and the quality of our work.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

Judge for yourself. Tell us what you think.

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