Category Archives: freelance

available editing slots – please consider

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:

July 22-31
September 2-30
October 12-31
December 11-22

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. 😮 😉

 

the most wonderful writers

I know I have said it before, but I will say it again…

I edit for the most wonderful writers. I really do. I feel truly blessed.

I sent them all an email today asking if they might have anything wanting an edit in January to April 2015, trying to gauge my schedule, and I already have the following pencil-booked:

2015 

05/01-20/01 … MAL HoO 1st

21/01-31/01 … MBS 1st

02/02-14/02 … JEN v2 final

16/02-28/02 … REB/DS 2

02/03-14/03 … MAL HoO final

15/03-19/04 … ??

20/04-09/05 … MAL BF 1st

10/05-14/06 … ??

15/06-27/06 … REB DS 3

I don’t edit for others as much as I could, because I also like to write my own fiction. And I probably don’t charge as much as I could, but I’m still happy with my rates. The above will provide a liveable income, and possibly even help fund a dream holiday I would like to take to the USA around the end of March/early April. So things are looking decidedly rosy today, and it’s all thanks to these wonderful writers and their amazing imaginations. 🙂

 

 

look out for jasper

Today, I finished the first edit on the third book in Kimberly J Coleman’s WONDERFUL series of books about Jasper and the Munchkins.

Kimberly is currently working on book 2, which should be available here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mystery-Mausoleum-Munchkin-Mice-Mysteries/dp/1489553142

Or you can begin with the first tale:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mice-Mausoleum-Munchkin-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00H3M4OHS/

They really are sweet stories full of character, love and learning. Treat yourself. 🙂

 

sub-editing a collection of horror stories

Yes, that’s right. Thanks to a friend of a dear friend, I will now be helping to sub-edit a collection of horror stories. More information will be made available nearer the publication date, which is expected to be around Thanksgiving (in the USA). But I am so looking forward to this. Of course, it does mean that the scheduled re-editing work on my own zombie story has been postponed, but I couldn’t say no. 🙂

more new client news

Thanks directly to Chris the Story Reading Ape (THANKS, CHRIS – you an indie’s angel)

http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/

I can happily announce another new client, this one boasting an intriguing science fiction novella that I will work on in November. The writer is Melissa, and can be found here n here:

http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/

http://melissabarkersimpson.wordpress.com/

 

space for one book edit

Okay, I have space for one more book edit in November, and one in December.

This could be full-length fiction, a collection of shorts, something non-fiction, blog entries – whatever it is you have that you want edited.

And it’s first come, first served.

Although, if you are someone seeking assistance, I will try my very best to find a way to help you.

Try me. 🙂

 

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. 😉 )