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message 1: by Anjela (new)

Anjela Renee (angelamyrick) | 8 comments I have a self published book that needs editing. It's an Erotic Paranormal Romance (motor city vampires). I need a punctuation grammar check as well as ideas to make the story itself better.

message 2: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Graf (rebeccagraf) How deep of editing are you looking for? Plot, character, etc? silvertonguepress.com works with self-publishers and offers editing services. I've used the editors there and love them.

message 3: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette Hornby (goodreadscomuser_jeanettehornby) | 1 comments Try Pamela Gifford. I thought she did a good job. Her fees are very reasonable. Tell her I sent you :) http://www.pamelagifford.com/

message 4: by Lauryn (new)

Lauryn April (laurynapril) | 8 comments I am also currently looking for an editor, mostly for grammar and punctuation. I'm wondering if anyone has anyone to recommend, especially if they have reasonable prices.

Shopping around online I've found far too many editing services that would cost me over $1000 for my novel and am hoping theres something more reasonable out there.

message 5: by April (new)

April (apriltara) | 2 comments Lauryn, if you'd like to message me with more details, I'm sure I could do it for much less than $1000.

message 6: by Lauryn (new)

Lauryn April (laurynapril) | 8 comments Thank you for all the responses.

message 7: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 5 comments Hi, I'm a professional editor at a publishing house, and I've been freelance editing for more than fifteen years. If anyone needs any help editing or proofreading, let me know! I love to help writers.

I specialize in children's fiction, young adult fantasy, sci-fi, and contemporary fiction, and magical realism for youth and adults. But I've also worked on projects outside of those boundaries.

I can send a list of references or samples of my work upon request if needed. I offer competitive prices, timely turnaround, and personal attention.


message 8: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Pinson (meghanpinson) Hi, everybody!

I edit and evaluate manuscripts through my company, My Two Cents Editing. If you're in the market for a freelance editor, I'd love to talk with you!

Meghan Pinson
My Two Cents Editing

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

I am a copy editor and proofreader for organisations in the UK, Shanghai, Beijing and throughout the USA. I offer a personal and comprehensive service to all my clients. You can contact me through my website: http://copyeditinginlincolnshire.weeb...
or my email address: emma.steel@rocketmail.com

Kindest Regards

Emma Steel

message 10: by Tanya (last edited Sep 21, 2012 05:58AM) (new)

Tanya Farrell | 2 comments Sorry to jump in, I am interested in getting into proofreading, esp for ebooks as i find alot of them need it. If anyone has any tips for me i'd greatly appreciate it. How do i get started. Also i would be willing to volunteer to proofread some works to gain experience. My email is t.farrell.tf@gmail.com

message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi!! I am desperately looking for an editor for my contemporary romance novel. Is it completed? No. I expect to have a finished product by December. I’m looking for someone to proofread, provide feedback/advice on overall strength of the story, and to “pretty it up” the way all great Editors do. I am wondering if I should wait until I have completed the story before I dive into finding an Editor.

message 12: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 04, 2012 11:20AM) (new)

Stacey wrote: "Hi!! I am desperately looking for an editor for my contemporary romance novel. Is it completed? No. I expect to have a finished product by December. I’m looking for someone to proofread, provide fe..."

Hi Stacey, your book does not have to be finished you can start working with an editor at any stage in the process. I have worked on finished and unfinished books and I find that the story tends to evolve with some external input. The important thing is to find an editor who will keep the integrity of your writing; so you don't lose your 'voice' in the process. It may also help to give you different ideas and boost your creative juices. I hope this helps.

If you need more help my email address is below feel free to get in touch.



message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Tanya wrote: "Sorry to jump in, I am interested in getting into proofreading, esp for ebooks as i find alot of them need it. If anyone has any tips for me i'd greatly appreciate it. How do i get started. Also i ..."

Hi Tanya,
Unfortunately there will always be errors in ebooks it is more to do with the formatting than anything else. The best place to start proofreading is on Project Gutenberg. You get to proofread some fabulous books and it is great experience. That is where I started. If you need anymore help please don't hesitate to contact me.



message 14: by Haight (last edited Oct 04, 2012 12:41PM) (new)

Haight Ashbury (arrowsmith) | 5 comments Stacey wrote: "Hi!! I am desperately looking for an editor for my contemporary romance novel. Is it completed? No. I expect to have a finished product by December. I’m looking for someone to proofread, provide fe..."

I am a freelance editor and can tell you that you do not have to have the book completed to begin the editing process. A good editor will help guide you along and can let you know if your story is heading in the right direction.

Feel free to check out my website at www.arrowsmithfreelanceediting.com and let me know if I can be of any assistance.

message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Trish wrote: "Stacey wrote: "Hi!! I am desperately looking for an editor for my contemporary romance novel. Is it completed? No. I expect to have a finished product by December. I’m looking for someone to proofr..."

Trish thank you...I will check it out and more than likely contact you. Thanks!!

message 16: by Tanya (new)

Tanya Farrell | 2 comments Emma, Thank you!

message 17: by Meghan (last edited Oct 06, 2012 09:04PM) (new)

Meghan Pinson (meghanpinson) Dear Stacey,

I'd love to talk with you about your book. You're right on schedule to be looking for an editor, but it's a little early to begin the copyediting process.

After you finish your first draft, it's a good idea to set the manuscript aside for about a month before you come back to it and start revising. I can help you prepare for the revision and self-editing stage, and can help you with manuscript critique and copyediting when you're ready.

Please check out my website for more information about editing fiction - and take a look at my testimonials while you're there! - and then drop me a line this week. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the editing process.

Congratulations on getting this far, and best of luck as you finish the first draft! Hope to hear from you soon --

Meghan Pinson
My Two Cents Editing
Los Angeles, CA

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Meghan wrote: "Dear Stacey,

I'd love to talk with you about your book. You're right on schedule to be looking for an editor, but it's a little early to begin the copyediting process.

After you finish your firs..."

Thank you so much!! I'll check out your website ASAP.

message 19: by Cora (new)

Cora Gabberqueen (gabberqueen) | 3 comments I'm also looking for someone to help me i'm absolutely shocking with grammar and it's quite embarassing for me. But apparently i tell a good story and after years of not writing my book out of fear i'm going to take the plunge but need someone who will understand how shocking iam.

message 20: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (lemonstargirl) Cora wrote: "I'm also looking for someone to help me i'm absolutely shocking with grammar and it's quite embarassing for me. But apparently i tell a good story and after years of not writing my book out of fear..."

Hi Cora,

I'm a freelance editor with experience proofing short stories, novels, and academic papers.

Don't worry or be embarassed about your grammar, I am very respectful and I have dealt with a variety of abilities.

If you would like to further discuss editing your work then please send me an email at lemon15_melissa@hotmail.com

Thanks and happy writing!

message 21: by Cora (new)

Cora Gabberqueen (gabberqueen) | 3 comments Thank you so much Melissa, i can tell you that i'm shocking and you will have your work cut out for you lol!! i'm willing to pay more as i will know you will get frustrated with the writing errors :P

message 22: by Cora (new)

Cora Gabberqueen (gabberqueen) | 3 comments I emailed you :)

message 23: by Laura Sunny (new)

Laura Sunny (sunjamin) | 3 comments Daniel wrote: "I'm writing a Doctor Who fan fiction and need an editor who will help me out for free. If you're interested, contact me via e-mail: Mrdanielprice1@gmail.com"

I'm interested if it isn't explicit m/m slash. What's it about?

message 24: by Laura Sunny (last edited Oct 24, 2012 08:39AM) (new)

Laura Sunny (sunjamin) | 3 comments Tanya wrote: "Sorry to jump in, I am interested in getting into proofreading, esp for ebooks as i find alot of them need it. If anyone has any tips for me i'd greatly appreciate it. How do i get started. Also i ..."

The first thing you should do is capitalize your i's. I would skip over you if I were looking for a proofreader simply because of that. Next, you should recognize that "alot" is two words: "a lot". I'm not sure many people would be interested in a proofreader who can't spot mistakes like that.

Hope this helps!

message 25: by Laura Sunny (new)

Laura Sunny (sunjamin) | 3 comments I'm willing to proofread Science Fiction, Fantasy (NOT paranormal), poetry, and short stories for free, as long as I'm not crunched for time. I proofread for spelling, grammar, and clarity.

If you have something I might do, message me and I'll let you know if I'm available. I'm on GoodReads, DeviantArt, and Google+ as LibraryTechChick.

I'm specifically interested in time travel, teleportation, alternate realities, futuristic technologies, and magical realism, but I read other things as well.

I will beta read fan fiction if the story interests me. For fan fiction, I will flag problems in continuity and "out of character" actions and dialog. Fandoms I read for include but are not limited to: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Smallville, X-Files, etc. If your Fandom is not listed here, it never hurts to ask. Sometimes I leave one out by mistake. You can also check to see if the Fandom for the story in question is one that I've read, marked as a favorite, or discussed online.

message 26: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Pinson (meghanpinson) That's good to know, Sunny! Sometimes my clients need beta readers, and I do work with some sci-fi/fantasy writers. If you want to, PM me with more information and I'll be sure to submit things how you like them. Thanks for posting here!

Meghan Pinson
My Two Cents Editing

Sunny wrote: "I'm willing to proofread Science Fiction, Fantasy (NOT paranormal), poetry, and short stories for free, as long as I'm not crunched for time. I proofread for spelling, grammar, and clarity.

If yo..."

message 27: by Kb (new)

Kb Lever | 5 comments Editor/Author/Proofreader/Reviewer.


message 28: by George (new)

George Verongos (georgeverongos) | 28 comments Hi there,
I could tell you how inexpensive or thorough my work is, or how you will become a better writer and story teller after working with me, but I would rather you email me a few pages so I can supply you with a free sample.
My fees are based on word count and the level of editing you request.
Email me, and we can get you stated :)

message 29: by glenda (new)

glenda (ayngelwing) | 3 comments Hello!

I'm a copy editor with very reasonable rates for self-publishing authors.
I offer a free sample edit of several pages.

You can contact me at:

~Glenda W.~

message 30: by Alissa (new)

Alissa McGowan (redpenforrent) | 2 comments Hi Everyone,

I own a small (ie: just me) editing company called Red Pen for Rent, and I'd like to throw my hat in the ring for all you writers seeking an editor. I offer a free sample edit of the first 1,000 words. If you like what I do, I then require an "Initial Review" for all prospective clients. For $50, I read the first 40 pages (10,000 words) of your manuscript and provide a detailed, one-page written review, as well as determine the level of service needed. If you then decide to entrust the entire manuscript to me, the $50 is applied to the total balance due.

This gives me a chance to assess the quality of the writing and determine the appropriate service (running the gamut from light proofreading to heavy substantive editing). I also provide ghostwriting services, but only by request as I generally assume that writers prefer to handle major revisions themselves. All rates are per-page, and this process allows for a set standard that gives you a concrete number to work with, but also ensures that the fee for the entire manuscript is appropriate to the amount of work involved.

Both the free sample edit and the initial review process also allow you to get a feel for my editorial style, and me to get a feel for your writing. Editing is a creative and collaborative endeavor, and it is vitally important to find an editor with whom you "mesh" and who really understands your vision and your voice. A bad editor, or one whose style clashes with your own, can ruin your manuscript as surely as a good editor with whom you can work comfortably will enhance it. As a writer myself, I wouldn't trust an editor who wouldn't do a free sample edit, and I'd be suspicious of any editor who quotes a price without seeing the work.

Interested? Visit www.redpenforrent.com for more information about me and the company, or send me an email at alissa@redpenforrent.com.

Happy Writing!

message 31: by Warneke (new)

Warneke Reading (Warneke_Reading) | 11 comments Warneke Reading is a small proofreading/editing company based in Minnesota. Currently focusing on the Indie writer crowd, we are excited to help these talented artists realize their dreams.
We're happy to say our business is really booming! If you are interested in using us, please note we may be booked out for a month or more. So reserve your spot today!
Please see our website for more info: www.warnekereading.com
We will help you realize all your OCD goals during the publication of your writing. We are quite painstaking and rarely miss an error. We might annoy you at first, but in the end you’ll thank us.
We offer free 10 page sample edits so you can see the quality of our work before making a decision.
Often heard at our house: “How did a national bestseller go to print with all these typos?” Don’t let that be your book.

message 32: by Leslie (last edited Jan 29, 2014 11:48PM) (new)

Leslie Caplan | 2 comments Hi Everyone! I am so happy to have found this group! My name is Leslie Caplan. I specialize in editing and coaching for personal journey stories, memoirs, travel journals, personal essays, anything that has spiritual, healing, heart and transformation content. I also assist with Web and Brochure content for those who need help in capturing the essence of themselves, for their business. Below are two testimonials that will give you a sense of who I am and what I do. I look forward to working together!

"Working on my memoir with Leslie has been like engaging with my own self in another body. She becomes the self that can see perspectives I feel blind to, can hear a deeper story that I am too scared to birth alone, and can spot the undotted i or uncrossed t that eludes me. She has the skill to be present to all of these arenas a writer traverses. And she does it with such heart. I wholeheartedly recommend her as coach or editor on your writing project."
Sarah Rose Marshank, Writer, Coach, Mentor- Ashland, OR

"Some people elevate the energy of a room simply with their presence. Leslie is one of those people. She is an exquisite blend of grace and charm and raw earth. She is one of the most accessible people I have ever met. In person and in the groups she facilitates, her presence creates a palpable synergy; an atmosphere of safety, inclusion, discovery, exploration and deep authentic appreciation. It is in this beautiful container that she creates that I found not only the courage to dive back into writing but also the passion I have for writing. I love knowing her and am excited to work with her again." Isha Haddigan, Ashland, OR

I can be reached at courageousheart@live.com
For a sample of my own writing, please click this link: http://www.daretobefabulous.com/wp/20...

Barbara Bamberger | 6 comments Please do not forget A Woman's Write for editing, reviews, critiques and the yearly writing competition -- www.awomanswrite.com. Not only do we charge a low, by-the-page fee for editing, but we lower it with each job for the same customer! Who else does that? I am always available. Please contact me at barscoinc at gmail dot com, and google my full name for page after page of solid web references. I have been on the net with AWW for more than ten years -- many satisfied customers. Barbara Bamberger Scott

message 34: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Kennedy | 61 comments Don't be shy about using an editor with serious experience. I do not bite. I may, however nibble a little bit...:) http://villagegreenpressLLC.com Reasonable rates, prompt, personal, professional service. What else do you need?

message 35: by Kristin (last edited Jul 25, 2014 02:38PM) (new)

Kristin Campbell (kristinrcampbell) | 4 comments Stop by C&D Editing to see all our editing experience and what we provide. Pricing is by page and we offer a few different services, including formatting for all platforms.

We are very proud of our authors and consider ourselves a big family, making lasting connections and friends for life. We also offer advice for Indie authors and network with bloggers, web developers, cover artists, and even swag designers to help promote our authors and help them transition into the Indie world successfully.

message 36: by Carol (new)

Carol Sinclair | 1 comments Going to the country and want to take a few books with me to edit. Interested in women authors with a sense of humour in their work. Reasonable rates and I won't hold you up too long. Member of Editor's Association of Canada.


message 37: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Murphy (SamanthaMurphy) | 7 comments Hello all. I'm looking to start my career as a free lance editor and am taking on new clients. I've studied both developmental and copy editing for fiction and would love to work with anybody who is interested in either.

If you're interested, I'm offering a free ten page edit just so we can see how we'd get along. After that, my rates run by the page. Message me at er-ink_editor@hotmail.com and we'll see what we can do together!

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Well, why not jump in here? I've done editing for about thirty authors on Goodreads so far, working on three right now. My prices are pretty much in the middle and I offer a respectful full-service edit of your work, while making sure that it stays YOURS! Please take a look at my site too :-)


Jim Dodds

message 39: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Rankin (jmrankin) | 64 comments Hi Everyone,

I am a fully qualified copy-editor and proofreader, with over seven years experience working for both publishers and authors, editing a variety of genres, including non-fiction. My rates are reasonable, and I am always happy to supply references from both publishing and author clients when required.

I always offer to check over the first 1000 words of your novel for free so you can see how I work and also so I can assess how much attention your novel requires. I will always be completely honest, but will never change the author's voice. Any reviews or recommendations I feel may be necessary are always put into comments, leaving you in full control of your own work. This is your book, not mine!

Please feel free to contact me at whitediamondedits[at]gmail.com or through here on Goodreads, and we can discuss your novel.

Best wishes

message 40: by [deleted user] (new)

Lots of opportunities here! :-)

message 41: by Sara (new)

Sara Elizabeth (saraxelizabeth) | 23 comments Greetings everyone,

I am Sara Huffman, the owner of Serendipity Editing. Aside from myself, I work closely with another editor named Laura. I have different styles for each editing job, because it is all dependent on the author's needs. I provide content and copy editing. Prices are negotiable, and can be found at http://serendipityediting.com

I also provide free sample edits of the first two chapters upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me here or through the website.

message 42: by Ricardo (new)

Ricardo (ricardofayet) | 7 comments Hey guys!

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Any thoughts or comments are more than welcome!


message 43: by Nikki (last edited Aug 25, 2015 05:46AM) (new)

Nikki | 4 comments I am Nikki Busch, a highly trained fiction editor with publishing house and significant self-publishing experience and a certificate in copyediting from the University of California-San Diego.

I have edited dozens of books, many of which are best-selling works by indie authors. Some of the books I've edited are award winners. I've been working with words for over 30 years.

My work spans a number of genres (romance, YA/NA, paranormal, suspense, erotic romance written by women, mystery, speculative fiction, LGBT, and self-help), but romance and romance sub-genres are my favorites and I offer discounts for work in my preferred genres.

Rates on my website are negotiable and I am currently running a 10% off sale for Goodreads authors (just mention this post). I provide free promo tweets for all indie author clients upon publication.

Please visit my site for more info at http://www.nikkibuschediting.com or email me at nikkibuschediting@gmail.com.

message 44: by Konstantine (new)

Konstantine Paradias (konstantinep) | 2 comments I am Konstantine Paradias and I am a professional manuscript editor and proofreader, as well as an experienced crative writer.

My previous editing work spans over 5 years of blog post and book review writing and editing. I've worked mostly on science fiction novels and horror anthologies.

My rates are negotiable and I can provide you with quality work and a polished manuscript in a tight deadline, especially if you are a Goodreads member.

You can see my complete personal profile and my list of publications at https://gr.linkedin.com/in/konstantinep

message 45: by William (new)

William Donnelly | 10 comments Ideally I perform what I call a Final Cleanup Forensic Edit after a book has been edited. (to catch the final, missed items that always seem to sneak by -- more so for some editors than others) But I will also edit non-edited books, preferably those that have been well-read by pre-readers.

I generally do not seek work, but I thought I would post here in case someone needs some help.
I started initially as an editor for those who cannot afford a "real editor", those writers generally being self-/ independently-published authors who are not getting the benefits of a traditional publication deal, and who often cannot afford to pay an "exorbitant amount" to have their books edited.

Most of the books I've edited have been those whom I contacted after reading their book and wanted to help the author have a well-edited book. And there have been some referrals.

Check out my page where I describe my services:


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Angela, you have a lot of possibilities to look at here. If you get down this far, try my website too :-)

Since last March I've helped more than two dozen Goodreads authors polish up their manuscripts, everything from novels to kid's books to an e-book sex manual, and some self-help books too. My prices are reasonable and my turnaround is good. If you're interested in careful editing that respects your voice, please visit my website...


Thank you and Happy Holidays :-)
Jim Dodds

message 47: by Carol (new)

Carol Tietsworth | 194 comments I feel left out, so jumping in as well! I'm Carol Tietsworth, a professionally trained proofreader as well as an experienced copy-editor. I have worked with many Indie authors in almost every genre. Books are my life. I have a thing for the written word, and I feature a fast turnaround.
Check out my pages at writerreadr.wordpress.com or contact me at legal2b@yahoo.com

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