Submit Your Stuff

When you send a submission to Run It By Fred, we see you as a person, not a faceless client or order number. Personal interaction has always been an essential part of my work, whether it entails searching out and hiring a freelance writer, an expert in a certain field as an advisor and fact-checker, or an editorial or photographic researcher.

Here’s how to proceed:

Step 1: The Send

E-mail your submission in Microsoft Word (.doc), Plain Text (.txt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), iWork (.pages) or pdf to At the same time, fill in the order form below and click Send. We’ll respond to confirm we’ve received it and assign you a customer code number, which you’ll need each time you make use of our services.

Step 2: The Talk

Title of Submission *

Services Desired

Turnaround Time

Your Name *

Your Email *


Select Files

Your message

We will discuss your piece of writing with you via phone or e-mail (, touching on …

  • The audience you intend to reach (an IT shop, say, or a graduate school thesis committee) and, in turn, the finished product’s degree of formality
  • The level of service appropriate for your submission (sometimes less, sometimes more)
  • Your preference for viewing changes by way of 1) electronic tracking in the document you submit or 2) non-tracked cross-outs and highlighting, as shown below.

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Step 3: The Payment

We tally the cost of the job based on word count and turnaround time, as shown in What We Charge chart in the Services + Rates page. Once we know you agree to the fee, payment is due. We accept credit cards through PayPal, but you needn’t have a PayPal account to pay by card. Alternatively, you may send a personal check to the address below.

Run It By Fred
P. O. Box 230682
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023

Step 4: The Review (?)

Once we complete a major edit or a rewrite, we e-mail it to you for a quick review. If you question any changes, we’ll work together to tweak the piece as necessary before it goes back into your hands for good. (Note: Reviews are not applicable to proofread-only jobs).