A few years ago, I promoted other authors’ books on my author website. I didn’t have this great website to help others in the publishing world so I created this Fiverr gig to help them. I’m featuring another editor who’s looking for clients and an eBook formatting service. Take a look!
Ebook/Kindle formatting service
Are you looking for a reasonably priced formatting service for your eBook? This reasonably priced service has already done over 10,000 books so don’t wait any longer. Take a look here!
Proofreading and editing at reasonable rates
If you’re an author getting ready to self-publish your eBook, whether it’s on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, Kobo or through an independent publisher—take note—this message is for you.
Don’t wait for the fairy princess of proofreading and editing to look over your shoulder as you write so you can create the perfect masterpiece. News flash—she doesn’t exist.
Although authors now know they can self-publish, rather than go through those stodgy old publishers that constantly send out those form rejection letters, self-published authors also know the competition is tough.
No matter how good your manuscript may be, a poorly edited eBook will flop in sales, get negative reviews, and take you to a publishing dead end. Savvy readers are turned off by books with spelling, grammar, syntax, and other problems.
In addition, wordiness, overdone character descriptions and flaws in logic are a sure giveaway of a novice writer. If your heroine is wearing earrings in chapter three that she doesn’t get until Christmas in chapter four—you’ve got a slight problem.
New writers are on a tight budget and so they often resort to proofreading and editing their own work.
Although it’s good for the budget, the manuscript will suffer. The author is so close to his or her work that mistakes easily slip by. The manuscript is really ingrained in the author’s mind so he or she actually doesn’t read the text when proofreading but recalls it from memory.
Although proofreading and editing can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be if you know where to look. One place to go for a no cost estimate on professional proofreading and editing—at reasonable rates, is www.ebookediting.us .
Fill in the contact form at no obligation. All information is kept private and not become part of any mailing lists. A sample of your manuscript will be reviewed at no cost, and a quote given at a reasonable rate. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Rates start at .003 per word. 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 rates.
Your final product will include a draft final version and a copy using Word’s Track Changes, showing all revisions for your approval.
Get a professional to proofread and edit your work. Don’t wait for the fairy princess. Go to www.ebookediting.us The estimate is free. (Member: Northwest Independent Writers Association and Paypal verified.)
My own proofreading
Do you need a proofreader to read through your novel one more time? Are you looking for a writer to write a blog post, article, or eBook?
So do you need a proofreader or a writer?
I can do either of those so look no further!
Do you need 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 proofread?
I have edited and proofread different kinds of writing over the years. Here are some examples of what I will 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.
NOTE: Even though I’ve done editing in the past, I’m primarily focusing on proofreading now. I will take an occasional editing project. Again, please feel free to ask.
What is my proofreading rate?
I want to make proofreading as affordable as I can. Depending upon how many times you want me to read through your manuscript, my rate is different.
- Read through two times, $.004 per word
- Read through one time, $.003 per word
I’m always willing to work with your budget as long as it’s reasonable.
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 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!