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I've been stalking this thread for a while. This is the prompt I need to get my draft finished and sent to you for a beta read! I'll email you now about availability.

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I've been stalking this thread for a while. This is the prompt I need to get my draft finished and sent to you for a beta read! I'll email you now about availability.

Thanks BJAllan email received and replied to :)

I still have a couple slots available for October so if anyone is in need feel free to drop me a line.

To contact you can email direct on publishing@fadingstreet.com
or PM me via this thread
or take a look at the website and use the contact form on www.fadingstreet.com


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Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
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I'm very happy with this company and will use them again. Excellent job cleaning up "I Steal Secrets."

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I'm very happy with this company and will use them again. Excellent job cleaning up "I Steal Secrets."

Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure. OK so the services I currently offer are

Beta Read $0.001per word
Copy Edit $0.005 per word
Proofread $0.002per word
Substantive Edit $0.008 per word
Audio Book Proofing $15 per finished hour
Ghostwriting $0.02 to $0.06 per word depending on the level of outline provided. One slot in November available now if you need a prequel, a sequel or any other kind of quel, give me a shout.

I've been dabbling a little with voice recognition lately and it struck me as I was training the system that there might, and I say might, be an opportunity out there.
From all that I've read, what puts people off from using speech recognition is that firstly you do have to get the system trained to your voice, secondly, that it can be awkward having to also speak all of your punctuation/capitals etc out or having to go back in and correct manually after the event. My thought then is this, would there be a benefit to you to simply dictate the words into a document-no punctuation or the like- then send it out to be basically cleaned up into a proper book format? So in other words a rough draft edit for want of a better phrase. If it takes as long for you to go back and clean up your document, I would think that is time you would be better off spending writing or dictating the next book, therefore greatly increasing output.

The same could also be applied to anyone who simply wants to dictate a book to audio and have it transcribed, even someone who handwrites and doesn't wish to have to type it into a computer.

Any thoughts. Are they ideas with any legs? that might work?
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Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
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Any thoughts. Are they ideas with any legs? that might work?

If it were your one and only service -- no, absolutely no.
But you offer a lot of different services.
So why not?..
Just add these two (transcribing and rough editing) to the list.
Maybe no one will be interested for a long time, and then, suddenly, you'll get many orders.
Maybe not.
But it's just a few lines of text on your site. Just add them and see how it goes.
You lose nothing.
Beta Reading $1/1000 words | Developmental Editing $5/1000 words | In-depth Professional Critique $20/1000 words

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Re: Editing Services-slots inc Substantive Editing and Ghost Writing open now.
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2017, 03:47:01 PM »
The services we offer now have been added to so I thought I'd rephrase the original message to bring it up to date. You can see more details about basic services on the website
www.fadingstreet.com or
PM me or contact direct
publishing@fadingstreet.com

The services we offer for Kboards authors are as follows and all prices are current as at February 2018

Substantive Editing
We are  now offering Substantive Editing but in our case we also are offering, as part of this, a separate package deal to include the Copy-Editing and Proofreading stages as part of the process so not only will you get a chapter by chapter report on things like plotting/pacing/character development and the effectiveness of both narrative AND dialog sections, a complete breakdown of the main characters, their actions and interactions and where these could be improved. A breakdown of the descriptions used within the book and any suggestions for how they could be improved and of course praise for those parts that work well already :). No in-book editing at this stage although there will be comments left throughout to explain or add to what is mentioned in the report. For us the key consideration in all editing work is that it is your story and it is told in your voice. That is something at the forefront of all suggestions we make, to maintain your voice.
Rate $0.008 per word or a package deal with a full substantive edit plus copy editing plus a final proofread at $0.011 per word for the package.

Ghostwriting
We now offer a ghostwriting service. If you need a sequel, a prequel, a series continuing, have a book that is half-finished or just need some help maintaining your output, then we can help you out. I have various writing samples I am happy to send to any prospective clients plus I also offer a free 500 word sample of writing based on a scene you suggest so you know that what you're seeing is tailor made for you. Every word you would get from us in a ghostwriting job would be original, will be proofread and will be delivered to you ready to use. NDA agreements are not a problem although we do offer complete discretion to all clients on all projects no matter what. We work in 10000 word milestones.The reason for that is to give  clients the opportunity to review things and suggest alterations if necessary (unless you only want a sub-10000 word story) and rates start at $200 per 10000 words delivered with revisions as necessary. This would be for a book based on a full provided  chapter by chapter outline. Happy to work with partial outlines or no outlines at higher rates, please see the website for details Genres-any fiction genre including erotica and non-technical non-fiction. Biographies memoirs history etc

More specialized services

Rough Draft Edit
Do you just want to write and never worry about punctuation and sentence structure etc? Send us your rough draft, it really doesn't matter how rough and we will go through and edit in any missing punctuation, make sure that sentences are properly constructed and you will get back a document back that you can then start work on revising to beat it into proper shape. Of course while we are straightening out your rough draft, you can be free to write the next book ;) This service is ideal for anyone using speech recognition because you don't have to worry about dictating punctuation etc but if you type and want to be able to speed up your production this works for that scenario too. Rate $0.004 per word.

Audio Transcription
If you are a dictator of words, we can transcribe your audio files into MS Word ensuring again that all punctuation is correct and sending back a proofread, clean document. We can work on a chapter at a time or a full book or anything between the two. This service we also offer for handwritten manuscripts that need typing up into a Word document. Write it, scan it and send it over and we will type it up for you.
Rate $0.004 per word for any length of book

Rewriting
Have you written a story in 1st POV present tense, that you wish you'd written in 3rd POV past tense? Is English not your first language? We can help. We will rewrite an existing manuscript, tense changes, POV changes or writing it into idiomatic English while keeping the story as you wrote it and providing you a clean proofread document in return. This can be a very long process and is very time-consuming, particularly changing the tense of a book so the rate for this work reflects that at $0.005 per word.

Audio Book Proofing
We will ensure that your audio recording accurately reflects your manuscript and advise of any errors or omissions.
Rate $15 per audio hour

and of course the bedrock of the business

Beta Read @ $0.001 per word-two or three page report.
Proofread @ $0.002 per word- please note this a proper proofread that will be done without software which will not catch many errors and remember, it's not how many errors somebody finds in your book, it's the number they miss that counts.
Copy Edit @ $0.005 per word-a thorough copy edit, again no software.

Package deal for one of each of the above three stages at $0.0055 per word so Beta Read, Copy Edit, Proofread and we will even format your book in Word for e-book publishing if you need it.

All rates shown are current as at 11th February 2018

With all projects we always offer ongoing support so if you want an opinion or help with a blurb or a cover, or explanations for any of the editing suggestions, we are almost always available and at no extra charge.

Slots available now, just get in touch.
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Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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December slots up for grabs on all services. I have a couple of ghostwriting slots available plus various others for any of the other services we offer exclusively to KBoards members. Writing samples, editing samples all on offer for free. All proofreading and copy editing is done by a person not a machine and all ghostwriting is 100% original work.
PM me for details or visit the website www.fadingstreet.com or
contact direct publishing@fadingstreet.com
A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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OK so having just finished a ghostwriting job I have one slot available for December. If you have a series you want to continue but have run out of ideas, need a prequel to a series or just want to build up your back list, why not give it a try. I write quickly, all original (no template stuff) and clean so everything is delivered proofread and ready to go. I aim at around 2000 to 3000 words per day working to a provided plot, slightly less if working from just a vague idea.

Editing slots are pretty much full now for before Christmas but, workaholic as I am I still have slots right at the end of the month and into January.

PM me for details
or visit the website www.fadingstreet.com
or contact direct
publishing@fadingstreet.com

A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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Just a quick note to say I used Fading Street's proofreading service and was very happy with the work.

About to inquire about another service shortly.

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Just a quick note to say I used Fading Street's proofreading service and was very happy with the work.

About to inquire about another service shortly.

Thanks ADDavies. I appreciate the kind words :)
A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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OK so having just finished a ghostwriting job I have one slot available for December. If you have a series you want to continue but have run out of ideas, need a prequel to a series or just want to build up your back list, why not give it a try. I write quickly, all original (no template stuff) and clean so everything is delivered proofread and ready to go. I aim at around 2000 to 3000 words per day working to a provided plot, slightly less if working from just a vague idea.

Editing slots are pretty much full now for before Christmas but, workaholic as I am I still have slots right at the end of the month and into January.

PM me for details
or visit the website www.fadingstreet.com
or contact direct
publishing@fadingstreet.com

I'll take a couple of those end of month slots ;)


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Just thought I'd drop up with the usual drum banging I've got slots for all kinds of editing and ghostwriting available through January but mainly to wish the fantastic KBoards community a happy, productive and prosperous New Year. :)
If you do need editing or ghostwriting  contact me
PM me for details
or visit the website www.fadingstreet.com
or contact direct
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A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription- January slots available
« Reply #62 on: January 06, 2018, 09:28:26 PM »
I just want to chime in and say that Fading Street's services have been great. As others have said, Graham's turn-around times are fast. The advice he's given has been good, and I've taken it to heart (even if I didn't always follow it to a tee).
I'm just getting started in the industry and I'm so thankful that my first editor was Fading Street. I can't imagine working with anyone else.
Drew

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Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription- January slots available
« Reply #63 on: January 06, 2018, 09:36:33 PM »
I just want to chime in and say that Fading Street's services have been great. As others have said, Graham's turn-around times are fast. The advice he's given has been good, and I've taken it to heart (even if I didn't always follow it to a tee).
I'm just getting started in the industry and I'm so thankful that my first editor was Fading Street. I can't imagine working with anyone else.
Drew

What Drew said, plus 10.

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Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription Book Those Slots Now :)
« Reply #64 on: February 11, 2018, 02:12:05 PM »
Belated thanks to Drew and Flee

Currently ghostwriting slots are fully booked up until May so if you are looking to have anything written to keep up production, for a sequel etc then book your slots now for May onwards, these do fill up very quickly and until somebody finds a way to squeeze 36 hours into each day, the number of slots is finite :)
Editing slots also fill up quickly so again if you have plans and would like a sample edit or have worked with me before then get those slots booked to make sure we can fit you in when you need the work doing.

The services we offer for Kboards authors are as follows and all prices are current as at February 2018

Substantive Editing
We are  now offering Substantive Editing but in our case we also are offering, as part of this, a separate package deal to include the Copy-Editing and Proofreading stages as part of the process so not only will you get a chapter by chapter report on things like plotting/pacing/character development and the effectiveness of both narrative AND dialog sections, a complete breakdown of the main characters, their actions and interactions and where these could be improved. A breakdown of the descriptions used within the book and any suggestions for how they could be improved and of course praise for those parts that work well already :). No in-book editing at this stage although there will be comments left throughout to explain or add to what is mentioned in the report. For us the key consideration in all editing work is that it is your story and it is told in your voice. That is something at the forefront of all suggestions we make, to maintain your voice.
Rate $0.008 per word or a package deal with a full substantive edit plus copy editing plus a final proofread at $0.011 per word for the package.

Ghostwriting
We now offer a ghostwriting service. If you need a sequel, a prequel, a series continuing, have a book that is half-finished or just need some help maintaining your output, then we can help you out. I have various writing samples I am happy to send to any prospective clients plus I also offer a free 500 word sample of writing based on a scene you suggest so you know that what you're seeing is tailor made for you. Every word you would get from us in a ghostwriting job would be original, will be proofread and will be delivered to you ready to use. NDA agreements are not a problem although we do offer complete discretion to all clients on all projects no matter what. We work in 10000 word milestones.The reason for that is to give  clients the opportunity to review things and suggest alterations if necessary (unless you only want a sub-10000 word story) and rates start at $200 per 10000 words delivered with revisions as necessary. This would be for a book based on a full provided  chapter by chapter outline. Happy to work with partial outlines or no outlines at higher rates, please see the website for details Genres-any fiction genre including erotica and non-technical non-fiction. Biographies memoirs history etc

More specialized services

Rough Draft Edit
Do you just want to write and never worry about punctuation and sentence structure etc? Send us your rough draft, it really doesn't matter how rough and we will go through and edit in any missing punctuation, make sure that sentences are properly constructed and you will get back a document back that you can then start work on revising to beat it into proper shape. Of course while we are straightening out your rough draft, you can be free to write the next book ;) This service is ideal for anyone using speech recognition because you don't have to worry about dictating punctuation etc but if you type and want to be able to speed up your production this works for that scenario too. Rate $0.004 per word.

Audio Transcription
If you are a dictator of words, we can transcribe your audio files into MS Word ensuring again that all punctuation is correct and sending back a proofread, clean document. We can work on a chapter at a time or a full book or anything between the two. This service we also offer for handwritten manuscripts that need typing up into a Word document. Write it, scan it and send it over and we will type it up for you.
Rate $0.004 per word for any length of book

Rewriting
Have you written a story in 1st POV present tense, that you wish you'd written in 3rd POV past tense? Is English not your first language? We can help. We will rewrite an existing manuscript, tense changes, POV changes or writing it into idiomatic English while keeping the story as you wrote it and providing you a clean proofread document in return. This can be a very long process and is very time-consuming, particularly changing the tense of a book so the rate for this work reflects that at $0.005 per word.

Audio Book Proofing
We will ensure that your audio recording accurately reflects your manuscript and advise of any errors or omissions.
Rate $15 per audio hour

and of course the bedrock of the business

Beta Read @ $0.001 per word-two or three page report.
Proofread @ $0.002 per word- please note this a proper proofread that will be done without software which will not catch many errors and remember, it's not how many errors somebody finds in your book, it's the number they miss that counts.
Copy Edit @ $0.005 per word-a thorough copy edit, again no software.

Package deal for one of each of the above three stages at $0.0055 per word so Beta Read, Copy Edit, Proofread and we will even format your book in Word for e-book publishing if you need it.

All rates shown are current as at 11th February 2018

With all projects we always offer ongoing support so if you want an opinion or help with a blurb or a cover, or explanations for any of the editing suggestions, we are almost always available and at no extra charge.

Slots available now, just get in touch.
A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription-Book those slots now :)
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2018, 11:44:51 AM »
To all concerned:

The MS is done.  The final invoice paid.  It would be difficult for me to express my delight with this entire editing process without flinging in a lot of adverbs and adjectives.  Let's just say that I'm well pleased with the result.

Fast, friendly, fair, and honest editing.  What more could you ask for?

Thanks, Graham.

Flee

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Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription-Book those slots now :)
« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2018, 03:05:55 PM »
To all concerned:

The MS is done.  The final invoice paid.  It would be difficult for me to express my delight with this entire editing process without flinging in a lot of adverbs and adjectives.  Let's just say that I'm well pleased with the result.

Fast, friendly, fair, and honest editing.  What more could you ask for?

Thanks, Graham.

Flee

A belated thank you to Flee. It was a pleasure working on the book :)

Some (not many) slots available for editing in May/June and  booking slots for ghostwriting for the second half of the year, right through to the end of the year now. If you have a ghostwriting need give me a shout, as always happy to provide samples and to write a personal sample based on a scenario you suggest, so you know what you're getting is real :)

As always
PM me for details
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or contact direct
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A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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Just a quick note to say that I have a few slots available through June and July for editing work. I have space to do more Beta Reads through those months too. Ghostwriting, drop me a line if you are looking for say August onwards and I'll be happy to write a sample and talk schedules.

As always
PM me for details
or visit the website www.fadingstreet.com
or contact direct
publishing@fadingstreet.com
A Fading Street Publishing Services.
Ghostwriting all genres from $200 per 10000 words
Rewriting from $0.04 per word. Audio and Handwritten Transcription$0.003 per word.
Proofreading $0.002 per word, Copy Editing $0.005 per word. Ghostwriting from $200 per 10000 words.
SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE for Beta, Copy Edit, Final Proof  at $0.0055 per word.
My Kboards Thread for Testimonials http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,241950.0.html
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