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Navigating the Marketplace
Find the right professional and discuss your project with them.
How do I send a request to professionals?
Learn about the process of finding and working with the right professional on Reedsy. It’s simple to request quotes on Reedsy. Head over to the Marketplace and pick the service you need (editing, design, publicity, etc.) Add a few filters to curate a list of relevant professionals. Browse profiles and select your shortlist of up to five professionals, then click “Continue” to start creating your brief. Add as much information as you can here to
How is my project protected?
How do I add other professionals to my request after sending it?
Edit your request to add more professionals to it. To add more professionals head to Requests in your Reedsy sidebar and then “Add a professional to this request”. Add a professional You will then access the Marketplace where you can search and “Select” other professionals. Once selected, click “Continue” at the top of the pa
Why should I pay and communicate only through Reedsy?
1) You get access to our policies and security features. Paying and communicating through Reedsy helps ensure that clients and professionals are protected in case of a dispute. Paying outside the Reedsy system exposes you to risks, and we can’t provide protection in cases where transactions aren’t paid directly through Reedsy. We’ve also built safeguards into Reedsy to help keep your information secure, and we're improving those safeguards all the time. If you collaborate outside of Reedsy
Why do I need to submit a sample of my manuscript to send a request?
Give the professionals a better sense of your work, so they can put together an accurate quote for you. The more information our professionals have about your book, the quicker they can get back to you with a detailed and tailored offer. In particular, submitting an excerpt from your manuscript will help editors determine the current stage of your book and suggest which editing service is right for you. We advise to submit at least 2-3 chapters of your book.
Professionals I selected declined my request. What should I do?
Understand why your request was rejected and learn how to add more professionals to your request. First, it’s important to understand why your request was declined, so make sure you read the feedback you received. If the feedback was “My skills are not suitable to work on this project” or “I am currently unavailable to work on new projects”, you should probably add more professionals to your request. If the feedback is different, you might need to adapt your brief or keep working on
My professional has asked me to contract outside the platform. What should I do?
Read this information to learn why you should never exchange funds outside the Reedsy platform, and why keeping all communications on the site helps protect your investment. If one of our professionals suggests to go off the platform, please report it to us by clicking the 'Help' button. 🚩