So, I wanted to share with you guys today someone who has been a major help. As she was just starting her services on her own, she offered on a site to do a free complete edit of a book in exchange for an honest review of her services. I was more than happy to jump at the chance, as I know I’m not the greatest of wordsmiths.
Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from the whole situation, since I had never worked with an editor before, but during this time I’ve had the chance to work with a couple who have been awesome. Emily was their equal. Once she started my work, she managed to get it back to me in two weeks time.
She found 4,911 mistakes. Most of the things were simple formatting errors, and things that a new author is just going to struggle with. And once she made it to my work, she had it back to me within a week (Not bad for a 170,000 word work.)
But out of those 4000+ errors, she caught at least ten little, and I mean little, holes that could have affected how someone might interperet the work, as well as catching some more startling ones (Like how I had a bald character lose a lock of hair x D Don’t know how that one made it through mine and the wife’s filters.)
I’m very happy with the work she did, and I’m looking forward to working with her in the future. You can check out her services and rates here, on her about page. Where as most people were wanting to charge me 1500-2000 dollars for just a proofread, if she had charged me, it still would have only come to just over $700 for a complete copy-edit.
So as you can see, her prices are more than fair. And I believe she did a masterful job of enhancing the writing flow of my work. Check her out the next time you need something looked at!
Now to reformat the whole thing to re-upload. Hope you all have a wonderful day!