How to schedule editing with Kyra
Welcome. I’m looking forward to working with you!
I currently schedule 2 editing projects per week, and it often takes a few weeks or a few months to find space in my schedule. The calendar above shows when I am available for editing and when I am already fully committed. Once my schedule is full, I cannot add more without causing scheduling problems for everyone.
However, it is always fine to cancel or reschedule a project if you find you are not quite ready for editing when your date approaches. At that point I will offer the space to someone else, and reschedule your project in the next spot that opens up.
To schedule a journal article:
- I schedule 1 week to edit a journal article.
- I like to begin on a Monday or Wednesday morning (US Pacific time) and return edits the following Monday (or Wednesday) morning 1 week later. The yellow squares show ideal dates to begin editing.
- I can edit an abstract or cover letter, or edit a revised paragraph or two from a previously edited manuscript, almost any week. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
- To schedule, find a week on the calendar that has space for at least 1 project. Then email me at email@example.com to request that date. I will confirm your schedule by reply email, and update the online calendar.
To schedule a research proposal:
- I generally schedule 3 weeks to edit a research proposal.
- I can begin editing any day of the week, as long as there is availability across 3 weeks from the start date.
- If your proposal is short, or if a lot of it has been edited previously, I may be able to return edits in 2 weeks. Feel free to ask.
- To schedule, find a space of several weeks on the calendar that has space for at least 1 project. Then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that date. I will confirm your schedule by reply email, and update the online calendar.
To schedule other types of projects:
- If you aren’t sure how much time we will need to edit your project, please email me at email@example.com. I will be happy to provide an estimate and get you scheduled.
I understand that it’s difficult to predict how long it will take to write your manuscript, and when you will be ready for editing. That’s why it’s always perfectly fine to cancel or reschedule your editing project! I still recommend scheduling your edits with as much advance notice as possible.
- Look at your schedule for submitting grant proposals over the next 12 months. Ask for time on my calendar now, so you know you can get editing completed before you submit.
- Consider when you will have data available from your projects, then think about when it would be ideal to submit a manuscript. Use that plan to request future editing dates.
Whenever someone reschedules a project for a later date, I will contact the people whose manuscripts are already scheduled for the next couple of weeks. Someone will be happy to have editing begin a little earlier. Someday that might be you!