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Developmental Editing - Scheduling from March forward.
Beta Reading - Scheduling from March forward.
Ebook Formatting - Scheduling from March forward.
Sample Edit - Scheduling as requests received.


Current Discounts Available: None at this time.

Hello, fellow Kboarders!  :D

Earlier this year I started offering services through Haunted Unicorn Publishing with Ebook Formatting. With my youngest monster finally starting preschool this Fall, I'm now also offering Developmental Editing and Beta Reading. Details of each service is below, along with some of my credentials.

Ebook Formatting

  • Simple, but clean, ebook formatting using the Vellum software.
  • 50,000 words or less - $13 --- 50,001 to 100,000 words - $26 --- 100,001 to 150,000 words - $39 --- Anything greater than 150,000 words or box sets, please inquire about the price.
  • 3 different styles to choose from.
  • For further details and samples, please visit the Haunted Unicorn Publishing - Formatting page.

Beta Reading

  • Specialties are fantasy and horror, but I can beta read almost any other genre. Sorry, no erotica please, though.
  • $0.001 per word. So a 90,000-word book would cost $90. I will beta read short stories, but the minimum charge is $10.
  • For detailed information, please visit the Haunted Unicorn Publishing - Beta Reading page.

Developmental Editing

  • Specialties are fantasy and horror, but I can developmental edit almost any other genre. Sorry, no erotica please, though.
  • $0.006 per word. So a 90,000-word book would cost $540. I will do a developmental edit for short stories, but the minimum charge is $30.
  • A free sample edit is available! The first 3000 words of your book (one sample edit per person). Interested? Fill out the Sample Edit Request Form.
  • For detailed information, please visit the Haunted Unicorn Publishing - Editing page.

About Me

  • I have an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. While in the program I read, studied, and critiqued a range of genres.
  • I have been writing and critiquing for going on two decades. In any critiques I've done, I focus more on the story and story elements rather than grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. I've done a handful of beta reads for some of my fellow WPF alums as well.
  • I also did some developmental editing for Dingbat Publishing in the past.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm shy (aren't so many of us?) but friendly! And if you think anyone might be interested in the services I offer, please point them in my direction. I know there are many editors out there, but I'm hoping I can eventually stand out as I build a client list.

Happy writing, all. And read on!  ;)
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Re: Haunted Unicorn Publishing - Ebook Formatting Services
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 08:03:27 AM »
Hi again, Kboarders! I have slots open for March.

And I did some tweaks to the form, so now deadline can be added etc.

Again, willing to take any feedback, even on prices.

Thanks!  :D
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I did some reassessing, and I've decided to lower my prices considerably (as well as condense the word range tiers).

And the promo code for Kboarders is still active!

Please, let me know if you have any questions or comments. ;)
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Still open to clients, though June I have less availability due to traveling (I'll be at the In Your Write Mind retreat this year!).  :D
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OK - major redo of the first post!

I'm now offering Developmental Editing and Beta Reading, two services that are right up my alley. I love to help people polish their stories!

Feel free to ask any questions, and if you're in the market for Developmental Editing, don't hesitate to request a sample edit (details in the first post and on the Haunted Unicorn Publishing website).
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Don't forget I do offer a free sample developmental edit!  :D
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I edited a bit at the top.

I'm able to schedule edits and beta reads for short stories sooner than September.

Also, I marked a minimum charge down for short stories.  ;)

Still open to do sample edits as well!  :D
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Still able to do sample edits and still scheduling projects. Feel free to email via the website or a PM here if you have any questions (especially with scheduling) before filling out a form.  ;)

And I'll be adding a Testimonials section to the website in the next week or two.  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads, Ebook Formatting
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 05:50:46 PM »
The testimonials page is live on the website!

Also scheduling beta reads and developmental edits from September 5 forward, as I'm currently working on a beta read right now.

Still able to squeeze sample edits in as requested (just finished one up yesterday).

Guess I should get back to revising my own story.  ;)
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads, Ebook Formatting
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 11:01:16 AM »
Still have available slots! And happy to answer any questions.  ;D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 06:46:34 PM »
Currently offering 10% off if you schedule by October 31 for any future beta reading and editing. Just use the code FALLHU when you fill out the form.  ;)
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2017, 10:09:25 AM »
Openings currently available from October 23 and later. The discount code is still good if you schedule your future project by October 31!  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 02:14:09 PM »
Have to give a thumbs up to Haunted Unicorn for a fabulous beta read!
She has a knack for pinpointing the weakness of a scene without making the author feel foolish.
Prompt, professional, and very easy to work with.

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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 06:07:43 AM »
Have to give a thumbs up to Haunted Unicorn for a fabulous beta read!
She has a knack for pinpointing the weakness of a scene without making the author feel foolish.
Prompt, professional, and very easy to work with.

Evelyn

Thank you, Evelyn! It was great working with you!  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 12:43:54 AM »
I'm a little late with this review, but I just wanted to say that Lori did a great job on my beta read. Like Evelyn mentioned, she was able to provide useful critiques that were considerate to the author. She wasn't necessarily my target audience, but she powered through it and ultimately helped me out quite a bit.

Thanks again!

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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads - Fall Discount 10%
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 10:46:52 AM »
I'm a little late with this review, but I just wanted to say that Lori did a great job on my beta read. Like Evelyn mentioned, she was able to provide useful critiques that were considerate to the author. She wasn't necessarily my target audience, but she powered through it and ultimately helped me out quite a bit.

Thanks again!

Thanks! And glad I could help!  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 06:11:57 AM »
Slots available in November (even during all the NaNoWriMo madness) and going forward.  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 06:08:13 PM »
Haven't updated in a bit. Sickness kind of took me out of commission for about a month.

However, in that month, I ended up procuring a Macbook, as well as Vellum! So, all of my Ebook Formatting is currently being restructured to use Vellum. I'll update all the information, including prices, by the end of January.

And yes, I'm still doing Sample Edits - I just finished one up today!

Happy writing, and read on.  ;D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2018, 07:28:27 AM »
Spots still open! Remember, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  :D
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Re: Haunted Unicorn - Developmental Edits, Beta Reads
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
Scheduling for February and beyond.  :D

Also, if you're looking for a sample edit, please remember it's the FIRST 3000 words of your manuscript.  ;)
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I have finally updated my Ebook Formatting information. I'm now using Vellum to do the formatting, and there are 3 different style options you can choose from. Please pop over to the Formatting page on my website if you want further details!

I'm also scheduling from March forward.  :D
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Still have spots open for March, and happy to answer any questions!  :D
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GSD vs. Everything (1st Draft): 60%
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