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. 😉 )


9 thoughts on “what would you pay for editing?

  1. Theo Fenraven

    ‘Most’ is repeated three times in your second paragraph. You also unnecessarily repeat “I work mostly with independent writers.” “Because” is repeated twice in one sentence. Your commas need attention.

    Writers should engage the best editor they can afford. Based on that second paragraph, I wouldn’t hire you. I’m not saying this to be mean. I’m pointing out something you should fix if you want to sell your services.


    1. Dave Post author

      Hi Theo. Thank you for stopping by, and for commenting.

      I was aware of the “repeat mosts”, and opted to leave them in place. As an editor, I would have highlighted their repetition to the writer (as I did to myself), and then it’s up to them what they do. Although it was a repeat, I liked the sound and the stress. Not everyone would agree. But as long as I can see these things and highlight them to the writer then I’m good with that. For the most part.

      Thanks again. 8^>


    2. Dave Post author

      Upon reflection, my concern is that others may see and (perhaps understandably) interpret my choices as poor editing, so I have corrected.

      Thanks again for highlighting this. 🙂


    1. Dave Post author

      If you mean anything like:

      “This article is very functional and I want to know where I can find , and other such information.”

      And have any questions, please feel free to email me. 🙂



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