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Hi,

I offer a professional copyediting service called Edit for Indies. I've been doing this since 2012 (I started publishing on Kindle myself in 2011, so I know the territory pretty well!). I've worked with some great authors, and I try to keep my rates as affordable as possible.

Please check out my site at http://editforindies.com to get a sense of what I do, whom I've worked with, and what my rates are.

Genres I work with a lot are contemporary romance, paranormal, and sci-fi. I welcome shorts and erotica, too. Nonfiction and children's books are also welcome.  :)

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 03:00:27 PM »
For any author out there looking for a copyeditor or proofreader, I highly recommend Gabriella. I have had the pleasure of working with her on two of my books, Time to Dance & Tangled in Blood. I handed her my rough creative versions, and she sent me back highly polished novels! Gabriella is professional, meticulous, personable, and offers a fast turnaround. I was intimidated to send my first book to an editor, but Gabriella made it easy and a great experience.  PS. She also writes amazing book descriptions!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 03:31:49 PM »
Thanks so much, Melinda :)

I offer well-crafted book descriptions to my clients for an additional $30.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 01:42:43 PM »
Yay, my ad got posted today in the Yellow Pages under Edit for Indies. I don't see the welcome message yet, so I hope it's OK to make one back-to-back post!

I'd like to extend an offer to Writers' Cafe folks... if you find another editor/proofreader to work with who advertises here at a lower cost, and they are too busy to take your MS, I will meet their rates. I have availability for at least another two jobs this month, I'm guessing.

Let me know. You can find my contact info in the Yellow Pages or PM me or post here below.


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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 02:52:03 PM »
Are there any genres that you won't work on? For example, I know this brilliant and affordable copyeditor but she refused to work on any gay romance books.
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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 03:02:16 PM »
this is BRILL!!! I have been worried about finding a editor that I could afford..MARKING!!!


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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 06:06:26 PM »
Thanks, Rae!

Jamie, I would love to work on gay (or lesbian or bi) romance. I'm LGBT-identified myself and wish that I had more gay clients. Absolutely welcome!

I would draw the line at pseudo-incest books, since you asked if there were any genres I won't work on. I've also worked on some pretty violent horror/action material. It's not my favorite to read, but I've kept an open mind about it.

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 06:15:45 PM »
Ah ha!  Caughtcha!
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here it is!

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Welcome to Kboards!

You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Caf, but we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar:  you may have one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time.  New threads about the service wil be removed.  Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again to post to.  And, you may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days.  If someone responds (such as this post), you may reply but otherwise must wait seven days, thanks!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 06:18:25 PM »
Thank you, Betsy. It IS Mercury Retrograde, you know :) I bookmarked the thread.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »
I'm posting again to say that I have availability in July to take on more editing work...

Also, please let me know here if you've contacted me through editforindies.com and I haven't answered. It's possible some emails are falling through the cracks.

Thanks!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
Whenever my regular copy editor is busy, you'll definitely be one of my new ones. She's hinted that I've given her so much work lately that she needs a break so don't be surprised if I contact you all of the sudden.
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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2014, 05:15:56 PM »
Thanks, Jamie. You must be working away at full speed!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 06:43:52 AM »
Hi all,
I wanted to put in a quick plug for Gabriella.  I recently finished a short story (my first) and was looking for an editor.  Honestly I was a little nervous.  As a new writer it can be very intimidating to put your work out there to someone and ask them to go through it for you.  There's something raw and exposed about it.  Gabriella took all that fear and uncertainty away.  She went through the story quickly and turned it into a polished, ready to publish piece of commercial fiction.  I couldn't be happier with both her professionalism and turnaround time.  Thanks Gabriella!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2014, 10:13:20 AM »
Thank you! Much obliged.

I'm fully booked for July now but have availability in August.

Happy Fourth, WC folks!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 10:04:31 AM »
Just wanted to give out my info again here. Let me know if I can help with your copyediting needs in the upcoming month.

Thanks,

Gabriella

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2014, 04:41:22 PM »
Hello everybody,

Here is my latest blog post! I changed my rates to reflect that I charge .008 per word for nonfiction (self-help books and the like).

http://editforindies.com/2014/08/18/summer-2014-wrap-up/

I have a few openings in September. Please feel free to contact me for a quote if you need copyediting work.  :)

Thanks,

Gabriella

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2014, 05:36:05 PM »
Do you do proofreading?

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2014, 06:21:57 PM »
Sure. I define proofreading as work that has already been looked at by an editor, that needs a second pair of eyes. Is that what you need?

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2014, 06:34:01 PM »
Gabriella is very good. I had her go over one of my novels (after it had been proofed by someone else.) She caught things that not only the other proofreader overlooked, but that I did, too. Am real happy with the blurb she did for me as well.  ;D   8)

Yes, I had a blurb that I put together myself, but hers was better. Thank you, Gabriella.


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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2014, 06:48:09 PM »
Sure. I define proofreading as work that has already been looked at by an editor, that needs a second pair of eyes. Is that what you need?

Yes, that's what I mean by proofreading. :)

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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2014, 07:01:45 PM »
Yes, that's what I mean by proofreading. :)

What are your rates for pure proofreading?

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2014, 07:51:26 AM »
Thanks for the plug, Kirk. Appreciate it.

I'm a bit late responding back because in the early hours of the morning the Bay Area got hit by the biggest earthquake in 25 years... I couldn't go back to sleep after that, either. No damage here--it was centered up in Napa. But we certainly felt it.

OK, my proofreading rate (which I should put on my site, obviously!) is .004 per word.

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2014, 10:00:57 AM »
Would like to ad: Please keep in mind editors are like everyone else, in that they have a mortgage & bills & a need to put food on the table, etc. Yes, you can always find someone who will do the job for less money, but you know what? You get what you pay for. (That old cliche is stubborn that way). As a result, you end up paying a lot more anywaybecause your novel will have to be copyedited once again. And if you leave your work full of typos & grammar snafus readers lose respect & aren't reluctant to voice it. It just makes a lot more sense to get it done right the first time.
Also, the successful indies establish professional relationships & stay with those same people for years.  8)


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« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2014, 11:19:23 AM »
My first novel, Day After Disaster, was released June 3rd. As a first time author, I trusted the editing department at my publishing company with the task of professionally editing my novel. The book was released and everyone who has read it loves the story! The only problem was the literary critics were picking it apart because of the horrible editing job that my publishing company performed. As a serious author interested in making writing my career, I found this unacceptable! I contacted Gabriella West. I had already paid my publishing company lots of money to do this job and I did not have a lot of money to do a reedit. Gabriella was like a knight in shining armor. She gave me a great rate to reedit the novel. She preformed the job quickly and efficiently. She explained to me why the changes were being made so I can do a better job of avoiding pit falls in the future. Now that the book has been edited by this meticulous professional, I can proudly present it as a perfected work of art! Thanks so much Gabriella for your time and attention to detail!  :D


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« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 01:35:48 PM »
Thanks so much to you, Sara, for your generous testimonial. I was glad to help.

Note: I do have some openings in Octoberthe rest of September is all booked up. And as Sara indicated, if clients really don't have the budget, I'm willing to negotiate a rate that works for them. I put really hard work into each job, so I feel like it's a good deal in the end :)

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