Monthly Archives: September 2014

what would you pay for editing?

As many of you know, I am an editor.

I work predominantly with independent writers (fiction, non-fiction & web content) because I want to help those I most identify with. You see, on my OTHER page I AM an indie writer. 🙂

I think my rates are excellent for the quality I provide, being just £3 or $5 per 1000 words.

However, because I want to be working AND helping, I have come up with an idea… YOU tell ME how much you would pay for my services, and we will see if we can progress from there?

Simply send me a 500-1000 word sample of your work, tell me the genre and target audience, and where it exists in the story (as in, opening, first half, second half, ending, etc.), and I will work through it as I would a fully-paid piece of work.

You then review it, see how you feel, and make your kindest offer regarding my fee per 1000 words, being a figure we can both respect, but that will still allow you to put bread on your table and electricity in your bulbs.

Like everyone, I have my minimum monthly income requirements, but if I can meet them each month AND provide some other help to even less financially able indie writers, then all the better. It will keep me out of trouble, and will give you a better chance of finding more readers. 🙂

Sounds like a plan? Then let’s do it.

Oh, and, if YOU don’t have anything to edit right now but you know someone who does, please poke them into trying me.


(And yes, if you follow my just1more blog you will have already seen the above. 😉 )


indie translator

I have just added this link to my webfriends page. … “Have you ever thought about having your book translated? I will tell you why that might be a good idea. And, if you’ve had your book edited by Dave @ EconomyEdits, I’ll even give you a discount!”

Seems like a nice guy looking to help indie writers. Check him out. 🙂


happy to edit your web/blog content

I will happily edit your web content, be it business or blog-based.

This is something I have been thinking about more and more recently, mostly because I was asked by one website, and I believe it is something I can help with, and at the same low rates.

So, for example, a blog entry of up to 1000 words would only cost you £3 or $5. And then the same for each subsequent 1000 words. So, if you posted a 700 word blog twice-weekly it would cost around £24 or $40 for the month.

And rather than PayPal invoice each individually, I would wait until the end of the month and bill just once on the 1st, with a detailed breakdown of what I worked on for you.

So, if you would like to try me for a month, please let me know.

Or, if you’d like to try me for just one blog post, to see how you feel, again, please let me know, either here or via email at economyedits at gmail dot com 🙂


a fave indie writer signs up

Forgot to post about this — probably because I’ve been too busy working SO hard for my current clients 😉 — but one of my favourite indie authors asked me to edit their next collection of short fiction. We’re probably talking six months away, but still… very pleasing/inspiring to be asked. And I already can’t wait.

Of course, I do still have available slots in November and December, if anyone has anything they want quality-edited at economy-costs, and wants to be treated as well as my other clients. 🙂


testimonial & schedule update

I posted a while ago about being open to submissions from October 1st… but that is now NOVEMBER 3rd 🙂 as I have been blessed with more.

If you would like to pre-book a slot, please do. And/or review my information and testimonials first…

Speaking of which, there is a new testimonial added to that page, being this:

David has been a wonderful person to work with, and I’m more than pleased with what he’s done for my book. Very responsive, and sensitive to the needs of the story. He’s prompt, polite, and willing to discuss what would best serve the text. I also appreciated the explanations of why he does things, and his care for preserving style. ~ MA Leibfritz, author of BLOOD & OIL.


current edit complete

Which means it isn’t the current edit, I guess? Which means that phrase shouldn’t exist? I don’t know. Can’t stop editing. Heh.

But this is such a strong story, such a strong novel, and will be such a strong series. Kudos to MA Leibfritz for Blood & Oil. Quality. I think we’re going to hear a lot about this writer in the coming years.

So what now? Well, for one I’m going to finish reading Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt, then dive straight into Kory M Shrum’s Dying by the Hour.

As for Tuesday, when I would have been returning to B&O, I don’t know whether to bring the final read-thru of GoD forward a week, or spend the time writing what I can of my novel about DeadDenny… hmm… 🙂