Category Archives: short story

Seeking short story submissions

Are you a fan of fiction? Do you crave crime? Are you flavoured by forensics? Do things have to appear sane in your membrane?
Yes? Then there is exciting news for you from our cosy corner of the world…
We are seeking submissions for our first collection of short stories (and chapter teases) written by authors and readers just like you…
Many are EconomyEdits clients, but everyone is welcome.
Already on board are Geraldine Evans, Iris Blobel, Tony Dews, Melissa Leibfritz, David A. Eddy, John Reti, Kat Bussell, myself and others.
If you are interested in hearing more, and/or want to be considered, please send me a query at:
We would love to hear from you.

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. 🙂

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. 🙂


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. 🙂


book now to guarantee today’s rates

I’ve been told I should charge more than I do. And when I look around at some other editors I realise my rates are low. But there are two good reasons for this:

  1. I’m relatively new to editing others’ works
  2. I want to make good editing financially possible to anyone

And so, while I probably should increase my rates from just $0.005 per word, and possibly will, if you pre-book at least one weekly time slot (dependent on book length: 30k = 1 wk) I will guarantee that I will only charge you my current rates. Even if I do increase them the moment after you book.

So, please, if you want good quality editing help with your manuscript, have a look at my testimonials, discover a little about who I am, ask any question you want, and then consider pre-booking me to help with your stories. Believe me, I will respect them as much as you, and will do my absolute best to improve your heartfelt words.

I am happy and experienced with both fiction and non-fiction, and will consider anything from a 1000 word short story or article to a 1000-page novel in your 10-volume series. 

I am definitely available for bookings from September 29th, possibly the week before. I look forward to hearing from you, and working with you. 🙂

happy i worked the weekend

No, it doesn’t make sense.

Until you learn that yesterday and today have slipped by me in swirls of meetings, queues, broken bikes and new office chairs.

So, because of the hours I put in on Saturday and Sunday, I should still be golden when it comes to completing the edit of G for ND on Sunday. I just need to buckle down and do the hours between now and then.

Yes, I could be editing now, instead of writing this drivel. But it’s an update. Of sorts. 😉


so good

Yeah, I know I shouldn’t be biased (right?), but I’m currently reading through the next book I will edit, being B&O (as far as you are concerned, for the moment)… and…

not only is the writing top quality…


the story a total screen-flipper…


there are super-cool illustrations, too.

I tell you, I have lucked into being asked to help out with THE best books. And THE best writers. 🙂

I just hope any writers who (hopefully) ask for my help after mid-September can live up to their standards. No pressure, people. 😉