F.A.Q.

Q. What payment methods do you accept?

I accept PayPal

Q. What is your return/refund policy?

No returns or refunds on any services Mystical Night Media, LLC offers.

Q. Who edits my manuscript?

I, T.L. Hicks, edit your manuscript.

Q. What training have you received for your editing services?

I have an AA in Communications.
BA in English and Creative Writing focusing on fiction and screenwriting.
MA in English and Creative Writing focusing on fiction writing.
MFA in Creative Writing and Professional Writing.

I edit, write, and train new writers at Coffee House Writers.

Q. What are your working hours?

Whenever I am awake and not being bugged by hubby and the three cats. I do take the weekends off.

Q. Do you accept PDF documents for editing?

No, Microsoft Word only.

Q. How do you send the documents back?

I will send the manuscript or chapter to you via email.

Q. Do you edit the complete manuscript at once?

If you have a short story, yes, I will edit it as a whole.
If you have a complete novel, I will edit a chapter at a time.
If you have a collection of short stories, I will edit a story at a time.

Q. Is my submission confidential?

Yes, your submission is between you and me only.

Q. How long does it take to receive a response?

It depends on when you sent the message. Give me 24-72 hours to respond to you.

Q. When will I get my manuscript back?

  • Short story – 24-48 hours.
  • Novels – 24-48 hours per chapter.
  • Novels – 2 to 4 weeks. I read the novel first before editing.

Q. Is the word count the number of total words or just the words edited?

The word count is the total words in the manuscript.

Q. Will you work on my book in exchange for a percentage of profits?

No. The term for that is “on spec” (speculation). It is asking the editor to work for free. There’s no guarantee that a book will see a profit (or even be published).

Q. What genres do you edit?

I edit,

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  • YA fiction — All genres
  • NA fiction — All genres
  • Adult fiction — All genres