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I will proofread your book
« on: December 03, 2016, 06:40:44 AM »
Hello everyone!
I usually don't advertise my services, as I get enough submissions through word of mouth, but I finally made a web page and decided to share it here. I'll be stuck at home for the next two months due to health issues, so I'll have plenty of time to proofread more books. Please visit my website for more details http://alexabooks.wixsite.com/authors and share it with your friends. I hope this will be helpful to somebody  :)
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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 10:16:48 AM »
Greetings, alexabooks!

You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe!

Now that you have an official thread, you'll want to add your listing to our Yellow Pages, found here: http://www.kboards.com/yp/. The listing is free to KB members and is completely self-service; you can add and edit your listing from the page. More information on our Yellow Pages listing can be found here.

In your thread here, we ask that the same basic rules be followed as we have for authors in the Book Bazaar: you may have this one thread about your service and must post to it rather than start a new thread each time. New threads about the service will be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again when you want to post. You may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days. If someone responds (as I'm doing with this post), you may reply to them, but otherwise you must wait seven days. Lastly, please note that very short or (one- or two-word) posts with no meaningful information are discouraged and may be deleted at the moderators' discretion.

Note that members are allowed to provide civil and honest feedback about your service to this thread. This feedback may include criticisms as well as kudos. You may respond in a civil manner. Members may also ask questions -- about how the service works, for example, or what they will get for their money, or whether your service adheres to Amazon's terms of service.

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 10:18:12 AM »
Terrific!  You can start with "Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds."  It's free on Amazon.

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 10:52:53 AM »
Terrific!  You can start with "Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds."  It's free on Amazon.

Looks like Alexa has a submission form here, Deke: http://alexabooks.wixsite.com/authors

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 11:18:18 AM »
Terrific!  You can start with "Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds."  It's free on Amazon.

I will need a .doc file and a sample first. Please, use the submission form on my website.


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 01:31:32 PM »
Greetings, alexabooks!
You're welcome to promote your business and website here in the Writers' Cafe!
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Thanks! I've read the rules, and the YP is a great idea :)


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 03:42:39 AM »
I have an open spot next week, so if anyone needs proofreading services, please use the form on my website to submit your book http://alexabooks.wixsite.com/authors
Now accepting submissions for January (only 3 books scheduled so far)


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 06:06:34 AM »
I highly recommend Alexa's proofreading services. She is professional, prompt and courteous in addition to being reasonably priced. My experience working with her was wonderful. I plan to work with her on all future projects.

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 06:35:10 AM »
Just chiming in to mention how much I love that Batman gif. Snerk!

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2016, 12:42:30 AM »
Just chiming in to mention how much I love that Batman gif. Snerk!

Ha ha Batman says Thank you! :D


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 04:37:23 AM »
Terrific!  You can start with "Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds."  It's free on Amazon.

That's a really good story, by the way.

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2016, 02:38:26 AM »
I highly recommend Alexa's proofreading services. She is professional, prompt and courteous in addition to being reasonably priced. My experience working with her was wonderful. I plan to work with her on all future projects.

Forgot to reply to this one. It was a pleasure to read your books, and I'm happy I could help  :) Looking forward to book 5!

Now booking for February, but I can squeeze in one more book in Jan, if anyone needs me http://alexabooks.wixsite.com/authors


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2017, 01:47:02 AM »
I've updated my web page, and I'm now booking for March http://alexabooks.wixsite.com/authors
I have open spots from 3/3 to 3/19


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
  :)Alexa saved my life! I was so sick of combing my books for errors, and most proofreaders are too expensive. Her prices are good, and she is quick and thorough, even going beyond duty. She's done two books for me and will do the others, I highly recommend her! :-*

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 12:49:17 AM »
IMPORTANT UPDATE

I know there are many authors who can't afford paid services they need, and I know how much it sucks. Since I have more free time now, I've come up with an idea that will give all authors a chance to get their book proofread for only $50, irrespective of word count.

Once a month, I will post in this thread about a special offer. On this day, you can submit your book via my website, and the first 3 authors will get a 50% discount. One author can only submit one book, and if you'd like me to proofread another one, you can either submit it later at regular price, or wait for another special offer. You can have all your books proofread for only $50 this way, as long as you're among the first three authors to email me during the special offer every month.

There are three conditions:
- the book must be finished (you must be ready to send me the book right away)
- it must be ready for proofreading. I don't accept books that look like a first draft (typos all over the page).
- Horror and Steamy Romance are okay; excessive gore and porn will not be accepted.

What I will help you eliminate:
- grammatical errors
- typographical errors
- spelling errors
- repeating or missed words
- POV, age, name inconsistencies
- plot holes
- confusing text, etc.


If you're interested, please scroll up and use the Notify button.
You will receive an email notification when I post about a special offer. (There won't be too many posts, so don't worry about spam.)


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 07:00:58 AM »
Thanks, Alexa!

I've got two projects on their way down the pipeline. Your rates seem very reasonable so I'll definitely submit later. One is a monthly serial, the first arc of which covers 12 episode (1 year) and I estimate at around 55k, finished in April. The other is a novel that I will finish around June, and I estimate 75k.

Bookmarked your site.
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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 07:11:29 AM »
IMPORTANT UPDATE

I know there are many authors who can't afford paid services they need, and I know how much it sucks. Since I have more free time now, I've come up with an idea that will give all authors a chance to get their book proofread for only $50, irrespective of word count.

Once a month, I will post in this thread about a special offer. On this day, you can submit your book via my website, and the first 3 authors will get a 50% discount. One author can only submit one book, and if you'd like me to proofread another one, you can either submit it later at regular price, or wait for another special offer. You can have all your books proofread for only $50 this way, as long as you're among the first three authors to email me during the special offer every month.

There are three conditions:
- the book must be finished (you must be ready to send me the book right away)
- it must be ready for proofreading. I don't accept books that look like a first draft (typos all over the page).
- Horror and Steamy Romance are okay; excessive gore and porn will not be accepted.

What I will help you eliminate:
- grammatical errors
- typographical errors
- spelling errors
- repeating or missed words
- POV, age, name inconsistencies
- plot holes
- confusing text, etc.


If you're interested, please scroll up and use the Notify button.
You will receive an email notification when I post about a special offer. (There won't be too many posts, so don't worry about spam.)

I have a current project (fantasy) that I'm currently doing the heavy lifting editing on now for a more polished Draft 2. Would you be willing to take on a project at or slightly over 200k words?

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 08:28:32 AM »
Just a heads up- I checked out your website and there's errors on your "about me" section. You might want to fix this :)

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 09:14:42 AM »
Thanks, Alexa!

I've got two projects on their way down the pipeline. Your rates seem very reasonable so I'll definitely submit later. One is a monthly serial, the first arc of which covers 12 episode (1 year) and I estimate at around 55k, finished in April. The other is a novel that I will finish around June, and I estimate 75k.

Bookmarked your site.

Hi!
That's great! Even if you don't wait for the special offer, you'll get 25% off the first book. Please make sure to submit in advance, especially, in summer :)

Alexa


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 09:26:41 AM »
I have a current project (fantasy) that I'm currently doing the heavy lifting editing on now for a more polished Draft 2. Would you be willing to take on a project at or slightly over 200k words?

Hi Steven!
I could make an exception, seeing how awesome your first book looks, but only at regular price. It would be $200, even with the 'new author' discount. Huge books like this take a lot of time, so I'll have to move 3 or 4 authors to find time for it :)
But if you're still interested, please do submit it via my website as soon as you're ready.

Alexa


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 09:31:11 AM »
Just a heads up- I checked out your website and there's errors on your "about me" section. You might want to fix this :)

Hi!
Errors? Plural?  :D Since I double checked and don't see even one error, it might just be a difference of opinion, but I'll PM you now, just in case :)
(After all, I'm new to the whole website building thing, so I might have missed something.)

Edit: false alarm, font issues.
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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2017, 09:54:27 AM »
Hi Steven!
I could make an exception, seeing how awesome your first book looks, but only at regular price. It would be $200, even with the 'new author' discount. Huge books like this take a lot of time, so I'll have to move 3 or 4 authors to find time for it :)
But if you're still interested, please do submit it via my website as soon as you're ready.

Alexa

Excellent. I'll get back to you soon via your site. Still getting together a working draft. Probably going to be another week or two.

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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 10:01:28 AM »
Excellent. I'll get back to you soon via your site. Still getting together a working draft. Probably going to be another week or two.

I'm all booked for the next two weeks, but I'll keep your book in mind!  :)


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2017, 12:38:43 AM »
Excellent. I'll get back to you soon via your site. Still getting together a working draft. Probably going to be another week or two.

Actually, I'd split this in two, so you could pay the second half after you've seen what I found in the first 100K. It is a big project, after all :)


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Re: I will proofread your book
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »
I recently added Alexa as a second editor to go over all 12 of my books. Not only are her rates great, her work exceptional, but she also put up with my ridiculously tight-time lines (and me as well).

Two thumbs up, highly recommend.

Pat