So many things spinning in my head. Books to edit, books to write, short stories to finish…I really don’t need anything more on my plate. But there are these pesky bills to pay…and I have been kicking around ideas on how to add an income stream or two.
I’ve been working on this for the last few days: The Conn-Mann Curiosity Shop — and I’ve even made a sale!
I’ve had a few nice writing sales this year as well.
But…my income goal for the year is still not being met. I need to up my game.
So, I want to test the waters on something else…
There are lots of editors out there. I know it is a crowded field, but I am throwing my hat into the ring too.
I have been editing for small presses for several years now, as well as for friends and family. I do things a little differently than some editors I know. I basically do content, polish, and proofing all in one pass. Then I send it back and continue to work with the author until we are both satisfied.
I charge a penny a word based on the word count of the final finished version, no matter how many times we have to go through it.
I try to turn things around in a reasonable time-frame. I will always be frank about how much time I expect to need for a job. I have a lot of commitments that I can’t neglect because of a freelance commission–but I also hate housework and will put any edit in front of that…
It’s taken me a bit to come to the decision to offer my editing services. Hopefully, it will be worth it. 🙂
If you have something you would like me to work on, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to discuss your project with you.