Editorial Policies

Please note that Becton Literary Services views editing, proofreading, and otherwise opining on manuscripts as work. This is our livelihood, and for this reason, we cannot perform any of these tasks without fair compensation. However, we offer a free 5-page (1,250 words) sample edit to serious prospective clients.

Author-Editor Relations

For the safety and convenience of the writer and the editor, Becton Literary Services requires its clients to sign our Editorial Agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of each party and the timeline of the project. Please contact us for a sample Editorial Agreement.

Payment Schedule

A deposit is due at the time the editorial contract is signed. The remainder is due upon completion of the edit.