From time to time, I enjoy helping people who provide author services. Today I’m helping out a fellow editor/proofreader. You’ll find my stuff below this.
You owe it to yourself to have a professional review your book. Proofreading and editing are necessary steps which are extremely important for a successful book that will sell in the marketplace.
Rates start at .003 per word. First time clients will be given a discount. Your budget will be considered for a reasonable rate. Rates are based on whether you require proofreading or editing services. Editing your material for content, wordiness and other problems will be charged at higher but reasonable rates.
A firm free estimate will be provided and it will not change, so you will know exactly what your cost will be.
Your final product will include a draft final version and a copy using Word’s Track Changes, showing all revisions for your approval.
Proofreading will include checking:
Editing, if requested by you, will include reviewing and correcting the manuscript for:
- awkward sentence structure
- illogical statements and errors in storyline
- other problems noted in the story
A small down payment will be required prior to work beginning on your manuscript that will be paid through Paypal. I am a Paypal verified member.
Get a professional to proofread and edit your work prior to self-publishing your manuscriipt. Go to www.ebookediting.us or email me at email@example.com. The estimate is free and the work is guaranteed.
(Member: Northwest Independent Writers Association)
Editing, Proofreading, Journals, Planners, and More…Oh, My!
Are you looking for the perfect planner, journal, or notebook to get things done or to hit your goals?
Do you need an editor to make your novel the best it can be? Perhaps you need a proofreader to read through your novel one more time?
Are you looking for a writer to write a blog post, article, eBook or something else?
Look no further for any of that!
What is your ideal planner, journal, or notebook?
As a side job to this business, I create planners, journals, and notebooks for writers, students, and others who aren’t finding exactly what they want.
You’ll find what I’ve created so far on Amazon. I have created a variety of different covers and interiors.
If you don’t see what you want on Amazon, then please feel free to send me an email (michele @ michelemathews dot com) and let me know what you’re looking for. Chances are I can create what you want. All you have to do is ask!
Do you need editing or proofreading?
Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What’s the difference between a copy editor and a proofreader?” I get that question quite a bit.
Here’s my definition in a nutshell. A copy editor revises grammar, punctuation, spelling, repetition, word choice, and consistency issues. For example, if a character has a birthday in May in one part of the book, and the character has a birthday party in December, the copyeditor would catch that kind of mistake.
A proofreader reads through the final version of the book, essay, or writing looking for any typos or formatting problems. This person will look for last minute mistakes before you hit the “Publish” button.
What will I edit and/or proofread?
I have edited and proofread different kinds of writing over the years. Here are some examples of what I will edit and/or proofread:
- blog posts
- web content
- much more!
I prefer to make corrections using Word’s Track Changes, but I will consider other ways. Please ask.
What are my editing and proofreading rates?
I want to make editing and proofreading as affordable for you indie authors and others who are trying to make a living with your writing. Here’s what I charge for these services:
- Editing: $.005 per word
- Proofreading: $.003 per word
Each edit or proofread gets two readings. I’m always willing to work with your budget as long as it’s reasonable. My minimum charge is $25.
What kinds of writing I will do?
Are you wondering how you can keep up with your blog while you work an 8 to 5 job? Maybe you need articles for your job’s website? Here’s what I enjoy writing:
- blog posts
- web content
- much more!
What are my writing rates?
My rates for writing depend upon the project and how much ongoing work you’ll give me. I sometimes charge by the word (preferably at least $.05 per word) and sometimes by the project. Please contact me to discuss your writing project at michele@michelemathews dot com.
What else do you need to know about my services?
I’ll give you an initial quote based on an estimated word count. The final invoice will be adjusted and will reflect the final word count. For all jobs, I ask that 50 percent be paid up front before I begin with the rest due when I finish the job.
Payment will be made through PayPal at michele@michelemathews dot com. I can send an invoice if you like. Please provide me with an email address.
Please allow two weeks for me to proofread your novel and one week for short stories, novellas, and other short writings. Writing projects will vary depending upon what I’m doing.
Rush jobs are charged an extra $100.
I like getting new clients so please feel free to refer your friends. You’ll be rewarded with 10 percent off your next project.
Are you ready?
I am ready to help you in your journey to publish your novels or help you with whatever writing you need.
Are you ready to edit or proofread your book, or do you need something written? Visit my Portfolio to see what I’ve already done or contact me — michele @ michelemathews dot com!