Editing Services and Price Guide

Chris-Ann Manning-Forde

author, editor and storyteller

“I’m a coffee lover and book worm. I started out by writing poetry, plays, essays and articles. I’ve tested (and won with) multiple resume and cover letter structures, dove head first into researching human behaviour and evaluated applications for a prestigious award for over 5 years. More importantly, I’ve been helping clients land their desired career opportunities and tell their stories through a personalized editing experience for a variety of professional, educational and biographical content

Think about it: is the investment in the quality of your written content worth the return of thousands of dollars from securing a position, multiple opportunities and income increases? My clients certainly think so. The decision is up to you.

Growing your career takes time. It can often be a fun, but largely overwhelming process. At one time or another, you will be presenting your expertise or ideas in written form. You should have an editor who cares about your story, reputation, goals and isn’t doing this for a quick buck.

That’s when you get quality results.”


Contents of this Guide

Client Profile
  • Client Interests and Careers
  • Client Goals
  • Client Work Experience
Editing Services and pricing
  • Signature Editing Service: Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Core Editing Services (for books, business documents and more)
ongoing support and pricing
  • Consultations
  • Career Strategy Planning Service

“Chris-Ann is very detailed oriented and specific in what she is helping you with. I’ve gotten a job with the resume she guided me with, I won scholarships for college and I’m currently learning how to write a business plan, something I never thought I would ever write.”

Trevaun D., Community Engagement, Health & Fitness.


Let’s Work Together

Client Profile

Client Career Interests
I WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS, BUSINESS OWNERS, CREATIVES AND STUDENTS WORKING IN (OR INTERESTED IN) THESE AREAS:

Education & Training (various industries)

Social Services

Project Management (various industries)

Program Management (various industries)

STEM positions (various industries)

Community Engagement & Development

Healthcare (multiple areas)

Government & Legal Services

Customer Service (various industries)

Financial Services

Risk Management (various industries)

Health & Fitness

Communications and Marketing (various industries)

Public & Organizational Policy

Personal & Business Development

Business Administration and more.

Client Goals
My Client’s goals vary. you may have more than one. here are a few goals to start. You want to:
  • Change careers
  • Start or grow a business
  • Change work locations
  • Work in a specific industry or position
  • Enter the workforce/job market
  • Return to work (after school or parental leave)
  • Advance your career (move up)
  • Increase your income
  • Apply for scholarships and awards to pay for education
  • Apply for grant funding for various community projects
  • Write business plans and proposals for reference, sponsorship, funding, endorsements
  • Write books or articles on various topics (career writers)
  • Write books or articles to increase brand/business credibility and awareness (business writers)

Do you need help identifying your goals? Start with this quick questionnaire.


“I needed help with the structure, the wording of my sentences, and the overall look of my resume. It was really disorganized and didn’t look appealing. Chris-Ann helped my cover letter flow, taught me to tailor my resume and cover letter to best suit each job and their requirements. I received so many interview offers from various nursing jobs and I believe it’s because of how appealing my resume looked.”

Eugenia B., Healthcare.


Client Work Experience
Don’t worry about your level of experience. my clients have various levels of experience. You may even have 2 or 3 levels of experience.
Entry-Level: 0 – 2 years
  • No previous education or training*
  • Previous education or training* (including: partial post-secondary education, relevant diplomas, degrees, certifications, online courses, internships, apprenticeships etc.)
Intermediate-Level: 2 – 5 years
  • No previous education or training*
  • Previous education or training*
Mid-Level: 5 – 7 years 
  • No previous education or training*
  • Previous education or training*
Senior-Level: 7 or more years
  • No previous education or training*
  • Previous education or training*

* Education and Training, for this purpose, does not include being self-taught or on-the-job training or learning. Being self-taught, on-the-job training or learning is assumed from your years of experience in that area.


LET’S WORK TOGETHER

Editing Services

Signature Service: Cover Letters and Resumes

Are you tired of the general advice from career and resume articles (or courses)? Would you rather speak with someone directly about your specific situation?

Look, I think articles and (some) courses are great. I learn a lot from both. But, there’s only so much personalized advice you can give or get from an article or a course. Each and every one of my clients know this first hand.

Articles and courses are built for a larger audience. Therefore they cover umbrella principles, that many people in a specific type of audience can apply to their lives.

I deal in details. My services are personalized to you: your story, your purpose, your project, your success. I am always learning and testing to serve you better. I care about the details and want you to feel heard, cared for and confident throughout the process. There are 2 packages to choose from: The Starter Package and The Premium Package.

As a note, the Premium Package is included at a discount in The Career Strategy Planning Service (a form of Ongoing Support).

All prices are in CAD unless otherwise mentioned.


“I was experiencing anxiety at the thought of going through the job search and hiring process once again. I was making a move from business development to community development, a brand new field. Without Chris-Ann’s efforts I would have taken much longer to start job hunting again. Her support was invaluable in my time of need. I would highly recommend her service, especially to those who feel stuck and need a push.”

Kurtis V., Public Policy and Community Relations.


the STARTER PACKAGE
order YOUR DETAILED COVER LETTER AND RESUME REPORT

If you want a personal analysis of your cover letter and resume and advice that is specific to you, this report is it. This is the best option if you want the personalized analysis and are willing to make the changes yourself.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, not sure where to start with your cover letter and resume, or what to do to make it better, this report will help you to get started. In this detailed, personalized, section by section analysis, you’ll learn:

  • What is already good to go on your cover letter and resume,
  • The improvements you need to make and the information you need to add to make an impact,
  • Your income potential. This is based on comparing your cover letter and resume with the posting or opportunity you send. You’ll receive an estimated salary or hourly wage range (low, mid and high). Estimates are based on the position and your location’s estimated average salaries/hourly wages for that company and wider industry. 
  • Personalized tips for changes to command more income and credibility.
pricing

Regular Timeline: you will receive your report by email, in 7 Business Days, by 7:00 PM. Your report will only be started once you have submitted all required documents (your cover letter, resume and PDF copy of 1 Job Posting/Opportunity you are interested in).

Express timeline ( +$50 ): you will receive your report in 2 Business days, by 7:00 PM. Your report will only be started once you have submitted all required documents (your cover letter, resume and PDF copy of 1 Job Posting/Opportunity you are interested in).

Paying by Interac E-transfer

If you would prefer to pay by Interac E-transfer instead, please send the related amount to billing@redumethod.org. Please include: “[your first and last name] – detailed report” in the notes section.

Document Submission
Step 1

Complete your payment through the payment buttons above or send an Interac E-transfer to billing@redumethod.org.

Step 2

Once you have completed your payment, please submit the necessary documents and complete the agreement as soon as possible. Remember that the delivery timeline of your report is dependent on the time of your submission. Please ensure that the name on your payment information and document submission are the exact same.

the premium PACKAGE
start YOUR COMPLETE COVER LETTER AND RESUME CONSULTATION EXPERIENCE

This option is chosen by most clients, because it’s (mostly) hands off (for them) but collaborative, so they still feel very involved in the process. It makes it easier for them to get started and complete their goals.

The delivery time for this package is, 2-3 business days. The delivery time is completely dependent on how quickly the client provides the necessary information to complete the process. In order to avoid delays, you should provide all information in a timely manner.

The Process

Part 1

Your Detailed Report + Consultation: Once Your Detailed Cover Letter and Resume Report is completed, it is discussed section by section on a 20-minute consultation call. The discussion will include any questions you’ve prepared and sent to me beforehand by email. You will receive an email to book your consultation call once your report is completed. The process is set up so you can opt out after Step 1, if you choose to make the recommended changes on your own.

Regular Timeline: you will receive your report by email, in 7 Business Days, by 7:00 PM. Your report will only be started once you have submitted all required documents (your cover letter, resume and PDF copy of 1 Job Posting/Opportunity you are interested in).

Express timeline ( +$50 ): you will receive your report in 2 Business days, by 7:00 PM. Your report will only be started once you have submitted all required documents (your cover letter, resume and PDF copy of 1 Job Posting/Opportunity you are interested in).

Paying by Interac E-transfer

If you would prefer to pay by Interac E-transfer instead, please send the related amount to billing@redumethod.org. Please include: “[your first and last name] – detailed report” in the notes section.

Document Submission
Step 1

Complete your payment through the payment buttons above or send an Interac E-transfer to billing@redumethod.org.

Step 2

Once you have completed your payment, please submit the necessary documents and complete the agreement as soon as possible. Remember that the delivery timeline of your report is dependent on the time of your submission. Please ensure that the name on your payment information and document submission are the exact same.

part 2

+ $199

The Overhaul: Once you decide to move to Step 2, a copy of your cover letter and resume are completely reformatted, edited and optimized using clienttested methods. These methods are inspired by scientific research and human behaviour. Both documents are completely tailored to the job posting/opportunity you’ve provided. You can easily tweak and modify your documents on completion and afterward for other job opportunities. All reformatting and editing are done via Google Docs.

The Overhaul also includes 2 consultations on your project day (when the editing takes place) and 1 consultation after completion. The final consultation is to debrief, and provide extra help. You will need to be on-call during your project day to answer/discuss any necessary information. Consultations throughout the process can last 15 – 60 minutes depending on the nature of information needed. Consultation calls on your project day are booked 1-2 hours in advance so you have the opportunity to plan for them. The Overhaul also includes advice for 1 additional job-posting/opportunity, once your initial edit is complete.

You will be invoiced for this final amount before the editing begins. Payment plans are available if requested.


“Thank you Chris-Ann Manning-Forde for your excellent work copy and content editing this project. You are a gift and a friend.”

Toyin C., Author, Money Mindset Shift. Church Edition: The Top 9 Myths That Keep Christians Stuck Financially and How To Get Unstuck, Live Debt Free and Build Wealth!


Core Editing Services

for all your other editing needs

Please review the list of services below, then email hello@cmanningforde.com to detail your editing needs. In your email, please tell me about your project and let me know the specific services you will need. If available, please send me:

  • a 500 word sample of the document that needs editing,
  • and/or the PDF or WORD copy of the requirements, application or opportunity,
  • and/or any extra details you think would be beneficial for me to know.

If you will require 2 or more of the editing services below, your cost will be subject to the project editing minimum. You will be provided a quote for your project before proceeding. Depending on the scope, you may be asked to book a consultation call to discuss your editing needs in greater detail. Payment plans are available if requested.

Stylistic Editing
.019/word, minimum $399

“Editing to clarify meaning, ensure coherence and flow, and refine the language.”*

PROOFREADING
.019/word, minimum $399

“Examining material after layout or in its final format to correct errors in textual and visual elements. The material may be read in isolation or against a previous version.”*

COPY EDITING
.039/word, minimum $399

“Editing to ensure correctness, accuracy, consistency, and completeness.”*

STRUCTURAL EDITING
.019/word, minimum $399

“Assessing and shaping draft material to improve its organization and content. Changes may be suggested to or drafted for the writer…Also known as substantive editing, manuscript editing, content editing, or developmental editing.”*

INDEXING
.039/word, minimum $399

“Producing an alphabetical (or otherwise ordered) list of names, places, subjects, and concepts that appear in a work.”*

Fact Checking
.039/word, minimum $399

“Checking the accuracy of facts, citations, and quotes by referring to the writer’s original sources or to other authoritative sources. Also known as citation checking or reference checking.”*

Manuscript Evaluation
.039/word, minimum $399

“Assessing the content and organization of a work, and commenting in depth on such factors as characterization, dialogue, setting, plot, structure, subject relevance, believability, research required, and potential legal issues.”*

WEB EDITING
.039/word, minimum $399

“Editing and updating the content of web pages, including text, images, and links.”*

Project Editing
VARIES, MINIMUM $798

If you need 2 or more of the core editing services and/or “[coordination of] all stages of [one] project, from an initial proposal or draft material to the final product, and incorporating input from the writer and any others involved with the project…. Can also involve coordinating long-term projects…”*

Rewriting
Varies, minimum $399

“Creating new material based on content supplied by a writer.”*

*Source for all editing descriptions above: Editors Canada: Read for more details on the editing guidelines I adhere to.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Ongoing Support is only available for present or returning clients and paid subscribers. I take client care very seriously and want to ensure all clients and subscribers feel supported, confident and cared for when we work together.

I could automate many things, but that’s not my style. In fact, there are just some things that you shouldn’t automate: ongoing support is one of them. If you would like to book consultations and you’re not a present or returning client, become a subscriber.


“After working with Chris-Ann continually over the years, I was able to get into the field of work that I wanted and doubled my income in under 3 years. Chris-Ann looks at the job application as though she were applying for the position herself. Her attention to detail makes you realize that she cares more for your success than even you do.”

Rohan F., Financial Risk Management & Operations.


consultations

There are times you’ll want to talk through an idea with someone you trust to give you honest feedback and perspective. I’m here for that too. Book a consultation whenever you need one.

Once you’ve paid for your consultation, email hello@cmanningforde.com. Write “consultation” in the subject line and include some details of what you’d like to discuss. I’ll respond with any questions I have and my availability. Consultation calls cover a lot of ground in 20 minutes.

the CAREER STRATEGY PLANNING PACKAGE

I say this to every client, ad nauseum: “Every place you work for has a plan for you. You should have a plan for them too.” You are exchanging your time and energy. Don’t just go with the flow, you should know where this opportunity fits in the larger picture of your career plan.

To learn more about my career planning philosophy, start here and complete the quick “What is your purpose for your work?” questionnaire.

The Career Strategy Package includes:

  • The Premium Package: Your Complete Cover Letter and Resume Consultation Experience. The overall cost is reduced for clients who have already purchased this service in the last 3 months.
  • Creating a Master Resume: An optimized collection of all your career functions, experience, publications and achievements.
  • Creating and adjusting your 1-Year Career Plan (either monthly or quarterly (ie. every 3 months) depending on the plan chosen).
  • 2, 40-Minute Consultations Per Month:
    • 1st Consultation to update your Master Resume.
    • 2nd Consultation to update your Career Plan (either monthly or quarterly (ie. every 3 months) depending on the plan chosen).
  • Discounts on editing services and consultations.
QUARTERLY PLAN
$2399 full payment, payment plans are available

Consultations take place twice a month, every 3 months (ie. January, April, July, October).

annual plan
$5599, payment plans are available

Consultations take place twice a month, every month of the year(ie. January to December).

Send me a message!

Are you ready to get started or:

  • Need more information?
  • Have specific questions that weren’t answered here?

Email hello@cmanningforde.com with your questions and attach all necessary documents outlined above. I’ll respond to your email within 72 business hours.

I looking forward to chatting soon.