What Is Fact Checking?
Fact checking comes quite late in the publication process, usually after copy editing and before layout or proofreading. It casts a net for:
- Names of places, people, and organizations
- Confirming identifications of photo subjects
- Accurate quotations from correct sources
- Historical or biographical information
- Statistics and other data
What Do I Get with Fact Checking?
- A document (Word, PDF, Google Doc) with all checked facts flagged as being correct or incluind a correction along with its source
- Timeframe varies widely based on the granularity of the fact checking required and the length of the book
Who Is Fact Checking For?
- Institutions and estates publishing commemorative books
- Business and self-help authors who want verification of facts in their books
- Small presses that don’t have a fact checker on staff
What about the Cost?
- I provide a free sample of about 5 pages to verify the depth of fact checking required.
- I send a flat-rate estimate of both costs and time based on that sample.
- I require a 50% deposit before I begin the fact checking process, with the remaining 50% to be paid after I return the verified manuscript.
- I provide a professional contract to protect both your work as author and mine as editor (institutional clients may provide this instead).