Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Editing Options

Okay, writers--here is some info for those of you who wish to go a step beyond critique partners:


1.  I've once again got openings for 3-page edits, so bring 'em on!  It's a great, relatively quick (1 to 4 weeks, depending on load and schedule) to get feedback on your 3 opening pages.  An in-depth line edit plus editorial letter will cost you $18.  Email me at authoress.edits(at)gmail.com if you are interested.  (Projects will go into the queue in the order in which they are received.)

2.  I still have ONE opening this month for a Premiere Critique (75-page line edit plus editorial letter).  Availability changes as my schedule changes, so grab it while I'm free!

3.  And I continue to accept 30-page critiques in my queue on a regular basis.


If you're looking for a content edit (and NOT a line edit!), my irreplaceable critique partner, Julie Butcher, is your gal.  Her editing window is opening again on MONDAY, MARCH 25.  If you want an edit, you need to in the queue, because she only has 2 weeks available in her schedule.  Prices and contact information are HERE.


For full-blown editorial services, I'd like to introduce you to Jamie.  Her entire menu of services can be found ON HER WEB SITE.  She comes highly recommended by editor Gabriel Harbowy, who has been a friend of this blog for years (and who has scooped up authors here!).

As an introductory special, Jamie is offering a 10% discount to the first 3 people who mention me. (You know, something artless like, "Authoress sent me".)


  1. Thanks for the recommendations. I always appreciate your contests, recommendations and encouragement. I recently stumbled across a contest I thought some of your readers might be interested in. It's judged by an agent and is for middle grade novels. Here's the link and thanks again: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/14th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-contemporary-middle-grade-fiction?et_mid=664049&rid=242248511

  2. Oops. Looks like my link didn't work. The contest is called Dear Lucky Agent if your readers want to look it up.

  3. As always, I recomend that writers do their research before hiring anyone to edit. I highly recomend http://www.the-efa.org/ which is a free lancers associaton. Their website contains information on contracts, industry standard pricing and is a great place to find experienced pros in your genre`.

  4. Just FYI, Anonymous, all of my contracts and fees are based on the EFA standards (even though I'm not yet a member).

    Thanks, Authoress, for posting! Slots are filling up fast.