Category Archives: indie

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. 😮 😉

 

booking for July & beyond

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 economyedits@gmail.com 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. 🙂

 

 

2014 in review

I set up EconomyEdits midway through 2014 with the hope of helping indie writers improve their (fiction or non-fiction) manuscripts, especially if they were on a tighter budget. I was fortunate to find a couple of quality writers early on, and that luck has seen me fly through our first six months. Here’s hoping more of the same comes my way in 2015.

Here, I simply want to point you toward some of the writers/books I’ve worked on. 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Glimpse-Darkness-1-Chronicles-Cursed/dp/1497335930/

Temporarily unavailable.

http://www.amazon.com/Fifth-Watcher-Worlds-Apart-Book-ebook/dp/B00PXB7RS4/

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Oil-Science-Fantasy-Isra/dp/1505291771/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Holidays-Abbey-Sweeny-ebook/dp/B00PUN7DNO/

http://www.amazon.com/Real-Live-Denny-David-Burton/dp/1505680743/

 

Yes, the last one was mine 😉 with more here:

http://www.amazon.com/David-Burton/e/B00JZ03YHC/

 

And some others yet to be published that you should keep watch for… 😉

How Brave Are You? by Nicole Delacriox

The Munchkin Mice Mysteries 2 – Mystery In The Mausoleum by Kimberly J Coleman

The Munchkin Mice Mysteries 3 – title tbc by Kimberly J Coleman

 

And some authors I am looking forward to working with in 2015 include:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Geraldine-Evans/e/B00HW08JUY/

http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Cie/e/B0058WI38G/

http://wktucker.com/

 

The truly exciting aspect of this update is that all of these wonderful writers are working on something new.

🙂

If you have a book you might like help with, please contact EconomyEdits@gmail.com and we can discuss it. I am still offering a free 1000 word sample edit to help you determine if you feel we will be compatible. 🙂

My rates MIGHT increase during 2015, but currently remain where they began, at just £3/$5 per 1000 words. 😮 😉 If you want to barter, try me… 😉

If you would like to sign up to my mailing list to receive auto-updates and private/secret/free stuff (mostly from my writing blog, just1more.wordpress.com), please click the link under “Make Me n Monk smile” 🙂

 

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/

 

2015 editing sessions now available

Plan ahead, and book your 2015 editing needs with me.

It is never too early to schedule those all-important first and final edits for your book, to give you and it that extra advantage in tomorrow’s active and competitive indie writer market.

Even if you are not yet ready to submit your work for editing, if you book a slot with me (time dependent on estimated manuscript length, as in a 60k novel perhaps two weeks) I will hold that window open for you. But then we will also be able to bring it forward or push it back as you require, if your needs or schedule changes. Once you are “in” you have that advantage.

My rates are low, but my work is of a high quality. Please read my testimonials, marvel at my rates, and consider me for your editing requirements. I have worked on fiction and non-fiction of all lengths, from a blog post or 100 word story up to a 900 page (275,000 word) novel.

Or submit a short sample for a free trial edit. 🙂

 

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. 😉 )