Editing recomendations?

2 years ago | revfitz (Member)

Hey Y'all!

I am coming close to finishing up my serial (about five updates away) and are preparing to gather what I have written to self-publish (about 70,000 words). On top of this, I have written three books in a different series on the side and would like to publish this about the same time (about 150,000 words).

I am looking for an editor for my works and was wondering if any of you had recommendations? Cheap is best, but I recognize that you get what you pay for. Ideas?

Thanks in advance :)

Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
Updates Wednesdays at: revfitz.com

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  1. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 2 years ago

    What kind of editing are you looking for? Proofreading? Developmental editing (as in the whole work--style, plot, characters, etc...)?

    Proofreading is relatively low cost ($100-300) for a decent proofreader. Developmental editing for a work of that size is $500+ (I've paid more than that). I can recommend Erin Cooley for both of those. I can give you her email address via email since I'm not sure that she'd necessarily want it posted in a public forum.

  2. Dary (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Eheh. No one ever believes me when I tell them the cost of a complete edit would come out around £50 ($75) per chapter, minimum. I've even had people accuse me of making excuses because I "lack the confidence" to sell my work on Amazon. I mean, if I had that kind of money to throw at my writing I'd ... well, I'd be doing a lot of things XD

  3. dirtydiana (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    What I wouldn't recommend is going to the lowest bidder, but I think Jim's quote sounds reasonable.

  4. revfitz (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    @Jim Zoetewey
    Developmental editing is something I cannot afford yet, I am primarily looking for proofreaders.

    Thank you for email, I appreciate it :)

    If you ever can afford it, do it, I would love to see your stuff on Amazon! I totally hear you though, editing is a hard buy to justify when you could spend that amount on things like grceries.

    Thank you for the tip :)

    Existential Terror and Breakfast--A serial with cereal.
    Updates Wednesdays at: revfitz.com


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