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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2014, 12:41:18 PM »
Author here, vouching for Gabriella.

She did a phenomenal job on "The Armor of God" (http://bit.ly/1xAffxA). She caught every last detail I missed upon several re-reads, and did so without going one day beyond her promised return date. Considering how affordable her services are, I wholeheartedly recommend her.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2014, 08:05:26 PM »
Thanks, Diego, and congrats on your book being out! For anyone who loves sci-fi/YA books, I highly recommend it.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2014, 09:08:16 PM »
Need a book edited or proofread in November or December? I have openings. Please check out my rates at http://editforindies.com/pricing.

Also, I was contacted by a writer who'd seen my posts on Kboards and requested a critique of her lengthy historical novel, which had been published in the early part of the year but wasn't selling as well as she would have liked. I read the mobi file and did in an in-depth report for her with regards to plot, character, pacing, and so on. I charged $250. She told me that the critique and feedback was very helpful and gave her some pointers for her upcoming revision. So that is another service I'm happy to provide for authors! :)

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2014, 12:43:32 PM »
Just wanted to wish all my clients and writer friends on here a Happy New Year! Thanks for making my 2014 a lot better than it would have been had I not hung out my shingle on Kboards... In fact, WordPress tells me that the highest number of blog visitors came from Kboards (not surprised!).

I look forward to working with some of you in 2015...

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting--January reduced rates!
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2015, 09:51:08 PM »

Here's a recent comment emailed to me by author Gregg Matthews:

"Hi Gabriella, thanks for your copy edit services. The copy edit
far exceeded my expectation for the short story I sent you.
They story now seems polished. I put a lot into it and it
means a lot to me so I thought the story deserved your copy
edit service. I feel good and can put this one down
now."

http://editforindies.com

Thanks!
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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting--January reduced rates!
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2015, 01:13:51 PM »
Hi folks,

Author Christina Pilz wrote about the revision process of her historical novel "Fagin's Boy" and Edit for Indies' role in it here:

http://www.christinaepilz.com/fagins-boy-revised-content/

Christina said, in part:

"Im somewhat loath to share her with the world as I want to keep her to myself. But Im an indie writer who likes to pay it forward, so here you go. Her prices are reasonable, her turn-around time is excellent, and her attention to detail is top-notch."

I'm blushing! Thanks, Christina.

Authors: I still have some openings for editing or proofreading in late January/early February. Please check out my rates/services and drop me a line.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2015, 09:49:47 AM »
Hi!

It's my weekly notice that I am still available for copyediting or proofreading projects later this month. Please check out my site at http://www.editforindies.com and drop me a line using the contact form there if you're interested. I take all genres and any length :)

Gabriella West
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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2015, 06:11:33 PM »
Just wanted to say that I used Gabriella to edit my book, The Second Super, and she did a FANTASTIC job! She got me the book back all cleaned up in just a couple of days. I haven't received any complaints about my editing so far! I definitely recommend her, and will be using her services again. On June 11th, in fact!  ;D

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2015, 10:20:51 PM »
Looking forward to it, Logan!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2015, 04:03:24 PM »
Since it's been AGES since I posted, let me attach a link to my latest Edit for Indies blog post:

http://editforindies.com/2015/11/06/another-season-another-share/

Although I have been keeping busy for the last few months working for one main client, I always have a couple openings per month for other work, so please don't hesitate to contact me via the blog's contact form if you have copyediting needs in November and December. Thank you :)

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2016, 04:10:24 PM »
Adding my latest blog post to the thread:

http://editforindies.com/2016/03/26/happy-easter/

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2016, 04:19:01 PM »
Would 'line edit' be the same as developmental? I believe I am familiar with copy and proof but do not know what role 'line' plays in the editing process.
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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2016, 04:46:26 PM »
Thanks for checking in. Line editing is editing for structure, flow, and word choice. It's the step before copyediting, really.

I offer a thorough copyedit that clues the writer in when the writing is sloppy or jarring. I'll sometimes make notes in the text when the writer asks me tofor example, if a transition is confusing. But I don't see myself as primarily a line editor, if that helps.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2017, 11:53:21 AM »
Hi everybody,

I realize I haven't posted here for over a year! I offer copyediting and proofreading services to independent authors. A few months ago, I passed my fifth anniversary as a freelance copy editor, which is kind of cool. :D

Here's my latest blog post:

https://editforindies.com/2017/05/09/time-marches-onward-announcing-new-proofreading-rates/

As the title implies, I'm now offering proofreading at .002 a word, which makes my services more competitive. I mostly work in the genres of romance, historical fiction, Sci-Fi, and mystery.

Hit me up with any questions at editforindies@gmail.com. Thanks!

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2017, 12:06:02 PM »
Bumping this thread, as I have some availability in June to take on new manuscripts.
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Just a reminder that I am offering proofreading for .002 a word. Openings available in July! My turnarounds are usually within ten days to two weeks.

Please see below for more info about me/my rates :)

Hi,

I offer a professional copyediting service called Edit for Indies. I've been doing this since 2012 (I started publishing on KDP 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 ($99 minimum for shorts). Nonfiction and children's books are also welcome.  :)

My background: http://editforindies.com/about/

http://editforindies.com/testimonials

http://editforindies.com/pricing

Thanks for reading!

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Hope everyone had a good Fourth!

I finally updated my ad in the Yellow Pages: http://www.kboards.com/yp/?seq=71. I have proofreading and copyediting slots available for July and August. Proofreading is only .002 per word, which comes to $100 for a 50,000-word manuscript.

Happy to do free sample edits of 1,000 words or less.

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Re: Professional and affordable copyediting from Edit for Indies (Update page 2)
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2017, 10:34:43 AM »
Happy September, everybody.

I'm still offering my proofreading special of .002 per word to new clients! Last-minute rush jobs are fine.

For copyediting, the rate is .007 per word, and I do have a special rate of $499 for books of 70-80K words.

Check out www.editforindies.com for more info.

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Hi folks,

I haven't posted for many months, but Edit for Indies is still in business, and I have a few specials available (just mention KBoards when you email me).

I lowered my proofreading rate to .003 per word, but I will drop it further to .002 for readers of this board!

I'll also extend my $499 editing special to any manuscript up to 100,000 words.

You can find testimonials on my site, and my rates and policies are listed here, as well as a Contact page:

https://editforindies.com/pricing/

I still have a few openings this month and look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks,

Gabriella West
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Happy almost-St. Patrick's Day!

Check out my specials in my latest blog post:

https://editforindies.com/2018/03/12/easter-specials/

NEW: I'm introducing a sliding-scale rate for editing, starting at $200!

Proofreading is still .002 a word for KBoarders.

Let me know if I can help you with anything. You can contact me through the site, or via editforindies at gmail.com.

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Gabriella helped me out of a bind by turning around a basic proofread on my 70K manuscript quickly. She did a great job and picked up the majority of the errors. Without her help, I don't know what I would have done. I appreciate her kindness in helping out a stranger and her skill for catching as many faux pas as she did. I look forward to working with her in the future on other projects and would recommend her services to other authors looking for editing.

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Thanks for the kind endorsement, D.M.

By the way, if anyone has any trouble getting hold of me, please drop me a line here and I should get it within a few hours.
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Happy April, everybody!

I'm just popping in to remind folks about my spring editing specials. I have a couple openings later in the month. I'm open to rush jobs, too (3-day turnaround; I charge a little extra).

https://editforindies.com/2018/03/12/easter-specials/

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I still have a couple of openings for editing and proofreading later in the month. Reminder that I charge only .002 a word for proofreading for Kboards folks. And I'm currently running an editing special of $499 for jobs of 70-100K words.

https://editforindies.com/pricing/

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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I could not be more pleased with the exceptional editing services provided by Gabriella! The turn around time is quick, the price is more than fair, and the way she notates the corrections and suggestions gives plenty of explanation without being overwhelming. I had already gone over my novel a few times myself, along with two other people, and couldn't believe the sheer number of grammatical errors and typos she found  :o. I am now proud to publish my book and thankful to have found her!