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I specifically work with self-published authors, many of whom are publishing their first book. I also work with those that have already published and are getting poor reviews.
I know better than anyone how easy it is to overlook your own mistakes...and I am judged more harshly because this is what I do! I am always embarrassed when I realize that I mistyped something or used the wrong punctuation. I have had
many "duh" moments; we all have!
When I am working on these books, I am actually reading them. I am not looking at your work as an editor from a big publishing house. I am looking at it from the reader's point-of-view. 'Does it read well? Are there distracting mistakes?
Does the plot tie up nicely or are there holes?'
I am not picky about not using certain words or punctuation. These books are yours. They are in your voice and should remain that way. My job is to do my best in polishing your book so that the readers enjoy it.
The other side of the coin is that YOU have to be ready for the critique. YOU have to be invested in your book. And YOU must be willing to improve. It would be easy for me to tell you that your book is great, collect the payment, and laugh all the way to the bank. But that is NOT what you are going to get from me.
I edit both US English and UK English. I also work in all
genres. I ask for a sample of your writing before I schedule your book. I will edit this sample so that you can see what I have to offer you.
I will also be sending you a questionnaire to help me identify what you expect to get out of the editing experience.
I offer structural editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I can tailor my work to your individual needs. The fee for editing starts $1.50 for every 1000 words in your book. If you have a 35,000 word manuscript, the fee would be $52.50. After I receive your sample, I will give you a quote for the total cost.
I ask for payment after the job is complete and once I know that you are satisfied.
From time to time, I do offer free editing for a select number of folks. In exchange, I ask that you honestly assess my work and provide feedback. I would also ask that if you are happy with the results, to please pass my name onto other authors that you think may find my services helpful.
I also do free beta reads for those that need someone else to look over their work, which includes suggestions and feedback.
I am looking forward to building great relationships with several self-published authors. There is a lot of talent out there, and I am happy to see it become recognized.
**Payments are collected via a paypal invoice unless other arrangements have been agreed upon.
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