Having conferred and arranged work with my regular clients for 2015, I find the following dates remain open and available, should you want to book my editing services:
Also, if you are desperate for something to be edited outside of these dates, please still try me, as I am an able juggler.
I am happy to work on fiction, non-fiction, blog posts, essays – wherever you would like help.
I still offer the FREE 1000 WORD SAMPLE EDIT, if you want to try me that way.
Looking ahead, I am willing to pencil in editing jobs for 2016, if you think you might have something requiring work by a certain time, or if you have a schedule for an ongoing series, for example, and know roughly when your first and final edits should be completed.
My rates for 2016 are likely to increase to £4 or $6 per 1000 words, but any work booked before July 2015 will be guaranteed 2015 rates of £3.33 or $5, so book early to save money.
Whatever your editing needs, please feel free to try me – I’m easy. 😮 😉
We are happy to announce that we will be working with Ernesto Pavan in July. Some of you may already know him from some helpful suggestions on Google+ or his
As for Ernesto himself… “I’m a crazy Italian who writes in English, loves Indian and Japanese food, and writes about weird stuff.”
It is SO different editing somebody else’s work rather than you’re own. 😮
With my own, I can simply delete words, sentences or paragraphs, or rearrange scenes, move events, delete characters or threads etc., all with a few quick slashes of the finger (can a finger slash? I guess… maybe…).
But with another’s words, I want to explain, justify or suggest (highlighting all relevant words in my tricolour stylie) in such a way that the writer understands exactly what I mean, and why, and can then choose to do whatever they want.
This “others” way could help me with my own, because while I take the time to explain and think around the “issue”, sometimes I find something else/better, and it sparks an improved tweak, whereas with my own fiction I would have already moved on.
Well, I found it interesting. 🙂
Having seen how quickly my available editing slots filled up this last week, I thought it wise to announce that I am now happy to accept bookings for July 22* and beyond.
I will consider any length, fiction or non-fiction, blogs or articles…
If you are ready to book, simply let me know your word count and preferred range of dates, and I will reply as soon as possible.
If you would rather take advantage of my free 1000 word sample edit before deciding, please forward that to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short synopsis and full manuscript word count, and I will work on it and return as soon as possible, and you can see if we will be a good fit.
Despite suggestions from many that I should increase my fees, they remain as low as they were, despite my experience ever-improving my abilities. 🙂
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and working with you later.
* was originally July 11, but a new client has since been scheduled. 🙂
I am happy to confirm that I am now fully booked for editing work between January 5 and May 23, at which point I am hoping to take a short break as I travel to the USA. There are also edits pencilled in for June 15 – July 09.
One of my current clients wanted me to work with her again on a couple of other books; a postponed book from December has been rescheduled; a new writer was found by chance; and a compelling voice is pushing herself.
Exciting times for me and EconomyEdits. 🙂
A short testimonial from a client:
“I didn’t see a single instance where your suggestions weren’t an improvement. Thank you so much!”