25 Ways to Help Self-Published Authors

Help THIS Indie Author, please? Vol II needs purchases and readers’ reviews (review copies free from author if you are actually a reviewer); start with Vol I, which is FREE! Watch/comment on *CHANGES*, weekly Wed. G+ HOA, 10 – 11 AM EST USA; comment/follow find all links on my blog: http://www.sallyember.com

SHARE! EXPERIENCED #editor #proofreader available for quick-turn around jobs

SHARE! EXPERIENCED #editor #proofreader available for quick-turn around jobs, any size/length, from blurbs/web content to full-length manuscripts. Will work during Holidays (don’t celebrate them, myself!).

editor needed

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In a very crowded field, populated with scam artists and incompetent or inadequate editors/ proofreaders, whom do you select and how do you know if you’re correct to choose that person to work with you on your precious writing?

As a published nonfiction and ebooks fiction author with many years of teaching English/Language Arts behind me, many books I’ve edited/co-written/ghostwritten and many articles, short stories, poems and scripts as well, plus my own website and frequent blog posts, I have work you can see.

YOU can decide if you want to hire me by checking my published and printed writing.

[NOTE: If you are going to read my sci-fi/romance ebooks in The Spanners Series (Vol I, This Changes Everything, is free) to see how well I edit, you should know that I wrote those deliberately in the present tense to make a plot point, not because I don’t know how to use verb tenses.]

I can help you learn more about how to write better by discussing the reasons/foundations for the edits and corrections I provide
OR just provide proofreading/copy editing with no conversation:
your choice.

With my experience and academic background, I can edit/proofread:

  • fiction, most genres and any length
  • nonfiction, any length, including marketing materials and manuals for many purposes
  • academic or professional White Papers in education and social sciences
  • articles and essays on most topics
  • literature reviews and dissertations or other graduate theses/writing in education and social sciences, using APA Style formatting

Maybe you already have an editor/proofreader you’ve used before, but reviewers or readers have complained about typos, mistakes and other problems. I can be the professional editing consultant who assesses your previous work and then honestly tells you if someone you’ve hired in the past is worth hiring again.

Editing consultations cost a lot less than paying a bad editor/proofreader for sloppy work and then having to pay someone else to do it AGAIN, not to mention dealing with the upsetting delays.

I offer great rates (negotiable; see below), quick and reliable service.

Work online via email, Google docs or Drop Box.


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I will:

  • assess your project by discussing and reviewing the written piece with you in advance
  • provide an written rate and completion time estimate
  • fulfill that estimate on time or early
  • check in with you before proceeding to next phase or adding costs
  • not flatter or mislead you
  • give you honest, credible, useful feedback
  • be professional, clear and accurate with my written recommendations/corrections

We can SKYPE or use Google Hangouts/Chat to discuss or go over edits. We can make the experience more of a tutorial, if desired (different rates for tutoring).

Pay via PayPal within 14 days of completion of first project.

$50/hour for proofreading (minimal) to $125/hour for extensive editing/rewriting and/or tutoring.

OR $10/250-wd page for proofreading to $25/250-wd page for extensive rewriting

minimum of $50/web content or Book BLURB.

15% discount if paid within 24 hours of submission of completed work.

20% discounts for #NaNoWriMo #authors.


10% discount for returning customers.

10% discount for referrals that turn into customers for repeat customers.


Sense of humor and compassion: no charge.

Contact: sallyember@yahoo.com