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From now until the end of September, I'm throwing in a free book blurb evaluation. Now, I won't write your book blurb, but I might rewrite it. As of now, I'm not offering this as a separate service. Additionally, I will only consider this service if I'd already read the book. Going in blind on a book blurb is not something I feel comfortable with.

I'm now booking proofreading and/or copyediting spots August 4th and beyond.

My beta reading partner has slots available now.

Proofreading

One of the most important rules of writing is to have someone else look over your work. It's simply too easy to miss that typo, missing word, extra word, wrong word .  .  . well, you get the idea.

How can I help?

For starters, I'll help catch all those punctuation, grammar and spelling mistakes. As an added bonus, I can proofread your work in either British or American English. Just indicate your preference at time of contract.

As a writer myself, I bring years of experience to help make your work shine.

In case you're wondering about my qualifications - and you should - I have been a professional proofreader since 2009. I've edited government documents, blogs, manuscripts and newspaper articles.

My rates are competitive at $0.003 a word. I charge a minimum fee of $40 on projects less than 10,000 words. I require a 50% deposit with the remainder due at time of completion. All transactions are through PayPal and in US dollars.

Depending on availability, my turnaround time is approximately 5-14 days.

Email me at annaalbo[at]mymts[dot]com and I'll get back to you within twenty-four hours.


Light Copy Editing New and Updated

I've added the option of a light copy edit service for those looking for that little something extra. In addition to all the benefits of proofreading, light copy editing includes:

- correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
- point out wordy and/or awkward sentences
- ensure consistent use of capitalization, punctuation, hyphenation and use of numbers
- note any awkward gaps in logic and confusing or ambiguous sentences
- flag story inconsistencies - a character's name was Randy and now it's Robbie
- one pass of light copy edits
- one pass of proofing

NEW - if you've made some significant changes to sections of your book, I will proofread those sections for free. Up to 10,000 words.

The proofreading and light copy editing package is $0.005 per word. When booking, please indicate that you would like this package.

I require a 50% deposit with the remainder due at time of completion. All transactions are through PayPal and in US dollars.

Depending on availability, my turnaround time is approximately 5-14 days.


Beta Reading

What is the role of a beta reader?

A beta reader will take your finished manuscript and help you make it better.

What am I going to do?

As your beta reader, I'm going to give you honest, specific feedback that will include the following:

Are you on the right track?
Does your story flow?
Does your plot go off course?
Are your scenes not as smooth as they could be?
Do scenes go by too slowly, or zoom by in a flash?
Plot holes? I'll find them and point them out.
Is your dialogue forced or unbelievable?
Are your characters believable?

This is a sample of what I can do for you. I will give you notes at the end of each chapter detailing what I loved and what you need to work on.

Genres: While I'm open to reading any genre, my specialties are romance, women's fiction, suspense/thriller, contemporary anything and erotica. I also enjoy historical fiction and steampunk. I am happy to beta read fantasy, science fiction and horror, but they aren't something I normally read.

Beta reading is $0.001 per word. I charge a minimum fee of $15 on projects less than 10,000 words.  I require a 50% deposit with the remainder due at time of completion. All transactions are through PayPal and in US dollars.

Depending on availability, my turnaround time is approximately 7-14 days.

Email me at annaalbo[at]mymts[dot]net and I'll get back to you within twenty-four hours.



« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 12:38:00 PM by Anna_ »
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Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Services - 7 years of experience
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 12:37:14 PM »
Woohoo! I get to be the first person who recommends Anna.

Anna did a last minue (one week time for a 150K word manuscript) proofread for the second in my series, which is on a preorder deadline, and she did a FABULOUS job. None of my other proofreaders were ever this thorough - and none of them were as aware of US / UK spellings as Anna. She really knows her grammar. The price was extremely generous, as well - though I'm sure she's going to raise it soon.  :D

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Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Services - 7 years of experience
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2016, 07:43:07 AM »
Woohoo! I get to be the first person who recommends Anna.

Anna did a last minue (one week time for a 150K word manuscript) proofread for the second in my series, which is on a preorder deadline, and she did a FABULOUS job. None of my other proofreaders were ever this thorough - and none of them were as aware of US / UK spellings as Anna. She really knows her grammar. The price was extremely generous, as well - though I'm sure she's going to raise it soon.  :D

It was an absolute pleasure working with you!
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

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Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Services - 7 years of experience
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 09:45:49 AM »
I will be keeping you in mind for my upcoming books for sure.

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 04:32:37 PM »
I'm running a 20% off proofreading special until the end of the year. Limited spots available.
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

You can also visit my Yellow Pages ad.
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=albo&action=search&p_page=

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 01:31:27 PM »
I just want to throw my little weight behind Anna, here. I was reading through several threads, looking for an editor/proofreader and i came across her post. I was drawn to her professionalism and honest presentation, so i gave her a try. I must say that her comments were extremely useful. She has a knack for what made sense and what could be eliminated. She saw things that i just couldn't see. I will surely use her again. If you're looking for a very good editor that can take your MS to another level, she is very much worth looking at, and it's my fervent belief that you won't regret it.

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2016, 06:45:21 AM »
Last chance to take advantage of my proofreading special. I have a few spots left: one mid-October and one at the beginning of November.

I also beta read (not included in the 20% off special) and read all genres.
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

You can also visit my Yellow Pages ad.
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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 02:47:56 AM »
I said it before, but I'll say it again because she's offering a special: Anna is fabulous.

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2016, 04:45:42 PM »
I said it before, but I'll say it again because she's offering a special: Anna is fabulous.

Thank you again!  :D
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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 09:24:23 AM »
In addition to my proofreading services, I'm now offering light copy editing. Light copy editing can be added to any proofreading service for an additional $0.002 per word. Light copy editing can only be booked in conjunction with proofreading, and cannot be booked as a separate service.

Light copy editing entails:

- correct grammar, spelling and punctuation
- point out wordy and/or awkward sentences
- ensure consistent use of capitalization, punctuation, hyphenation and use of numbers
- note any awkward gaps in logic and confusing or ambiguous sentences
- flag story inconsistencies - a character's name was Randy and now it's Robbie

Just want proofreading? No problem. Proofreading can be booked on its own and I have a couple of spots left at 20% off. I have one spot mid-October, another late October and one in late November.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 09:37:02 AM by Anna_ »
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

You can also visit my Yellow Pages ad.
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=albo&action=search&p_page=

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 06:00:29 PM »
If I may just step in and fly the flag for Anna's beta reading services...

She's great. Hire her. Do it.

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Re: Proofreading Special - 20% off for a limited time and Beta Reading News
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2016, 05:52:01 PM »
My proofreading special continues, but I have only a two spots left. I'm available November 21st and December 1st. I had a postponement that opened up a slot in December.

I have beta reading news! I've added a beta reading partner. I've persuaded her to come on board with me and I'm so happy she's agreed. She and I have worked together for years and I can vouch for her beta reading talent.

So if you're looking for a beta reader, she has various slots open in November and December.
If you'd like to book me, I have a slot at the end of November and one the beginning of December. If you'd like to book either of us, please email me at annaalbo@mymts.net and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

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Re: Beta Reading Special - 10% off until the end of 2016 and Proofreading News
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 04:02:21 PM »
For a limited time, my beta reading partner is running a 10% off special until the end of the year. She has availability all of December.

I have proofreading spots available anytime after January 15th.
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
http://www.annaalbo.com/editorial-services/

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Re: Beta Reading Special - 10% off until the end of 2016 and Proofreading News
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 06:50:39 PM »
Essay proofreading services are mostly offered by professional online editing agencies. Proofreading service have pivotal role in students life

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Re: Beta Reading Special - 10% off until the end of 2016 and Proofreading News
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 07:10:30 PM »
Essay proofreading services are mostly offered by professional online editing agencies. Proofreading service have pivotal role in students life

Yes, proofreading is essential, especially for students. While I don't normally proof essays, I thank you for your comment.
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
I'm booking into February for both proofreading and beta reading. My contact information is annaalbo(at)mymts(dot)net. I promise to get back to you within 24 hours.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone on kboards who made 2016 a great year for me. I also want to wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017.
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2017, 02:21:59 PM »
I wanted to say thank you to everyone on kboards who made 2016 a great year for me. I also want to wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2017.

Happy new year, Anna!  :-*

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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2017, 05:07:27 PM »
Happy new year, Anna!  :-*

Thank you, Olivia! I hope all is well with you. All the best in 2017!
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2017, 07:42:35 AM »
Count this as another recommendation for Anna. She proofread my last release and was quick, thoughtful, and easy to work with.

Anna, very excited to hear that you offer copy-editing now as well! I certainly plan to reach out for your services in the near future.  :)

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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2017, 11:29:31 AM »
Count this as another recommendation for Anna. She proofread my last release and was quick, thoughtful, and easy to work with.

Anna, very excited to hear that you offer copy-editing now as well! I certainly plan to reach out for your services in the near future.  :)

How did I miss this? Thank you so much for the kind words!

And I get goosebumps just thinking about your amazing book!
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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 01:17:00 PM »
I received an amazing testimonial the other day from none other than Aria Hawthorne.

It was such a pleasure to work with Anna on my most recent romance novel, EXES. She provided proofreading services for the earliest draft and helped me whip it into readable shape. She was fast, thorough, trust-worthy and professional, and I appreciate the fact that she helped me stay on top of my delivery deadline while also being flexible in her ability to read the final chapters at a future date. She caught so many little spelling and punctuation errors and inconsistencies that it's impossible to imagine what I would have done without her. She is definitely a part of my "go-to" stable of proofreaders/copyeditors and I'm only sad that I have to share her with other authors!

-Aria Hawthorne, bestselling romance author of EXES, CLOSER and DEVOTION.


I have openings February 27th and beyond.
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
Book her all you want, but leave me a spot in early April. She did a great job on the second novel in my Altered series. It was a mess (I'm a new author and an old drunk, so cut me some slack!) and went through it without complaint. I found her professional throughout and was especially impressed with her timeliness and responsiveness.

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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2017, 09:05:03 AM »
I'm booking into March and beyond although I have only a few slots in April and May.

And thank you for the kind words, Blou! I'm looking forward to book two.
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2017, 06:37:00 AM »
It's been a busy first few months of the year and I love busy!

I'm booked through March, but I have proofreading openings in April and one beta reading spot. Looking for something later? I have several openings in May and beyond.
Beta reading and proofreading services available. Check out my website for more information.
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Re: Proofreading and Beta Reading at Affordable Prices
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2017, 12:32:40 PM »
I have beta reading dates available through my beta reading partner. She's available April 24 and various dates in May. She can be contacted at ratnareads@gmail.com.

I'm booked through May for proofreading, but have dates in June and beyond.

Happy writing!
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