Here are some common questions and answers about the Elegant Editor.

How do I pay you and send you my document to edit?

You can e-mail the document to info@eleganteditor.com and I will invoice you through PayPal.   You do NOT have to have a PayPal account.  All you need is a credit card.

What format should my document be in?

The document should be in one of the following file formats that are editable.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Works
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Text can be pasted in E-mail
  • Google Docs

I cannot edit the following file-types because they are read-only:

  • Adobe PDFs
  • Faxes
  • Scanned Documents
  • Pictures
  • Scanned napkins

How do you edit? What does your corrections look like?

I edit papers as if I was in a classroom, but instead of a red pen, I use RED fonts next to where the corrections need to be.  If you need me to use the track changes feature in Word to comment and make corrections, you must specify ahead of time.

I’ve been burned by other editing services in the past.  How do I know if you’re any good and not some service based in India, China, Mexico, or Mars?

I can do a sample edit for you if you want to get a feel for my work.  If you want to speak to me, I can call you as well.

Will you write my essay/paper for me or my college-bound kid?

No.  I am the Elegant Editor, not Write Whatever.  I’ve had parents ask me to write college essays and personal statements for their children, but I do not perform this service.

Not only is it unethical, but I cannot write a personal statement for someone else – it would be my statement if I wrote it!

I have a question that’s not here.  What do I do?

Just e-mail me at info@eleganteditor.com and I’ll answer your question.