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A sample edit is not compulsory but highly recommended to check our compatibility. 

I charge a non-refundable fee of $25 for a sample edit. Once the payment is through, the author can expect their manuscript back within 72 hours, unless discussed otherwise.




Sample edit requirements:

2000 words.



Word/Google doc, whatever you’re comfortable with.



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A booking process is one where you secure your spot in my schedule and sign the contract.


  •  A deposit fee of $50 is mandatory to pay for your booking. This is counted as your booking deposit and will be waived off of the final bill. It's non-refundable in case of any cancellations or delays.


You’re requested to send the book a day earlier than your booking date because apparently, I live in the future. Timezones suck!

  • Full payment will be due before I send over the edited manuscript, as mentioned in the contract.

  • All transactions are non-refundable. Yes, I provide payment plans, but it must be discussed beforehand at the time of booking. 


  • All invoices are processed through PayPal. Standard currency is USD.


What happens if a manuscript is delayed by the author?

What happens if a manuscript is delayed by the editor?

> All these concerns are discussed in the contract. 


The author agrees to acknowledge the editing services provided by The Blue Couch Edits in ebook and/or printed published work on the copyright page, listing Zainab M. as Editor.


The listing on the copyright page will contain the name Zainab M. and/or The Blue Couch Edits and the website link:

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