Category Archives: writing

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: EconomyEdits@gmail.com
 
We would love to hear from you.

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. 😮 😉

 

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. 🙂

 

indie translator

I have just added this link to my webfriends page.

http://indiebooktranslations.com/ … “Have you ever thought about having your book translated? I will tell you why that might be a good idea. And, if you’ve had your book edited by Dave @ EconomyEdits, I’ll even give you a discount!”

Seems like a nice guy looking to help indie writers. Check him out. 🙂

 

happy to edit your web/blog content

I will happily edit your web content, be it business or blog-based.

This is something I have been thinking about more and more recently, mostly because I was asked by one website, and I believe it is something I can help with, and at the same low rates.

So, for example, a blog entry of up to 1000 words would only cost you £3 or $5. And then the same for each subsequent 1000 words. So, if you posted a 700 word blog twice-weekly it would cost around £24 or $40 for the month.

And rather than PayPal invoice each individually, I would wait until the end of the month and bill just once on the 1st, with a detailed breakdown of what I worked on for you.

So, if you would like to try me for a month, please let me know.

Or, if you’d like to try me for just one blog post, to see how you feel, again, please let me know, either here or via email at economyedits at gmail dot com 🙂