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Title: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription- a few December slots available
Post by: A Fading Street on September 24, 2016, 11:45:39 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-

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 $0.01 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 the rate is $150 per 10000 words delivered with revisions as necessary. 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 $0.003 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 $0.003 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 $0.004 per word.

Audio Book Proofing
We will ensure that your audio recording accurately reflects your manuscript and advise of any errors or omissions.
Rate $12 per audio hour

and of course the bedrock of the business

Beta Read @ $0.00075 per word-two or three page report.
Proofread @ $0.0015 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 @ $0.0035 per word-a thorough copy edit, again no software.

Package deal for one of each of the above three stages at $0.004 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 14th November 2017 exclusively to KBOARDS authors and supersede any other rates mentioned throughout the thread up to this date. As long as you mention KBOARDS in the message these rates, rather than the rates on the website will apply.

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.
Title: Re: New Beta Reading and Proofreading Service
Post by: mzydhlf on October 15, 2016, 07:01:19 AM
Just had a beta read from A Fading Street, and I'm really impressed! Turnaround was only a couple of days, and I got a very detailed report that's going to be really useful going forward.
Thank you guys so much.
Keep up the hard work!
 8)
Title: Re: New Beta Reading and Proofreading Service
Post by: A Fading Street on October 15, 2016, 07:25:36 AM
Just had a beta read from A Fading Street, and I'm really impressed! Turnaround was only a couple of days, and I got a very detailed report that's going to be really useful going forward.
Thank you guys so much.
Keep up the hard work!
 8)

Thank you that's very kind. It was a pleasure working with you and good luck with the rewrite :)
Title: Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Service FREEBIE OFFER 15th October
Post by: TiffanyNicole on October 23, 2016, 09:10:45 AM
Just had a manuscript beta read by A Fading Street and I couldn't be more pleased. All the questions I had were answered and then some. The feedback I received pinpointed what worked as well as what didn't and what could be improved on. I can now use this info to make my story better.

Fast friendly service, thorough feedback, fast turnaround time--I will definitely be back!
Title: Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Service FREEBIE OFFER 15th October
Post by: A Fading Street on October 23, 2016, 10:26:01 AM
Just had a manuscript beta read by A Fading Street and I couldn't be more pleased. All the questions I had were answered and then some. The feedback I received pinpointed what worked as well as what didn't and what could be improved on. I can now use this info to make my story better.

Fast friendly service, thorough feedback, fast turnaround time--I will definitely be back!

Thanks to TiffanyNicole for taking the time to leave this message. It is much appreciated. It's good that you found the feedback useful and constructive and good luck with the book when it sees the light of day :)

If anyone would like to take advantage  of the offer  we are currently discounting 50% off for all first time clients on either a Beta Read or Proofreading/Copy Editing.

A 100000 word MS would be $45 instead of $90 for a Beta Read with a full written report and a similar size MS for Proofreading would be $200 instead of $400. Take advantage while the going is good.

On a first come first served basis we have decided to offer one FREE Beta Read again this week so if it helps anybody out, fire in those messages :)
Title: Re: Beta Reading and Proofreading Service FREEBIE OFFER 23rd October
Post by: L. M. Dively on October 27, 2016, 09:14:04 AM
Many thanks to Graham and the folks at A Fading Street for their beta read of my book. Turnaround time was super quick and the report I got back was very thorough.

Graham made a lot of great suggestions and gave me hope that my first excursion into publishing my baby won't be a total train wreck (yeah, I've got the first time jitters). Thanks so much, Graham!
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 50% Discount offer ending at midnight.
Post by: Robert Fluegel on October 31, 2016, 09:45:56 AM
I have submitted my first book, already released and am now waiting for the finished product.  Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 50% Discount offer ending at midnight.
Post by: A Fading Street on October 31, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
I have submitted my first book, already released and am now waiting for the finished product.  Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Generally with lots of red marks on it in my experience Robb ;)
Seriously though, glad to be able to work with you on your project and if anyone is interested I still have a slot left for proofreading/copyediting this week and for the next couple of weeks If you get in quick I might be tempted to extend the 50% discount a while longer
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 50% Discount offer ending at midnight.
Post by: Lyndawrites on October 31, 2016, 10:54:25 AM
Will be in contact re a proofread in early December for my British whodunit. Thanks, Graham.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 50% Discount offer ending at midnight.
Post by: A Fading Street on October 31, 2016, 11:24:10 AM
Will be in contact re a proofread in early December for my British whodunit. Thanks, Graham.
I shall look forward to it. I do love a good whodunit :)
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 50% Discount offer ending at midnight.
Post by: Robert Fluegel on November 03, 2016, 08:37:31 AM
Just got back my first submission and it was excellent.  I have already submitted my unpublished sequel and can't wait to get it back as well. 
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 20% discount for KBoards Members
Post by: Robert Fluegel on November 11, 2016, 09:07:34 AM
Just got back my finished proofreading from fading street.  I highly recommend this.  Graham found issues my editor missed.  He works quick and does more than what I paid for.  When book three is ready, Graham will be the first I contact for help.  Thanks again Fading street.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 20% discount for KBoards Members
Post by: A Fading Street on November 11, 2016, 02:30:01 PM
Just got back my finished proofreading from fading street.  I highly recommend this.  Graham found issues my editor missed.  He works quick and does more than what I paid for.  When book three is ready, Graham will be the first I contact for help.  Thanks again Fading street.

Thanks Robb it really was an absolute pleasure working on the book. I enjoyed the story immensely and with any luck it will go on to sell in shed loads.

Slots still available in November and December if anyone is looking for a quick and accurate job with copy editing or proofreading at reasonable rates.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 20% discount for KBoards Members
Post by: Riven on November 12, 2016, 08:05:37 AM
I am more of a lurker than a poster usually but I wanted to leave a quick comment about A Fading Street. I recently took the decision to write in a different, somewhat niche, genre (gay shifter romance with alpha-omega dynamics) and lacked anyone I felt confident could beta read with an objective eye.

The feedback I received from Graham was comprehensive and constructive, commenting on all the important aspects of the story's structure with reference to the genre. It highlighted potential issues that I hadn't picked up on. The report was delivered within the time frame agreed and was more detailed than I had been expecting. I would definitely use this service again.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 20% discount for KBoards Members
Post by: A Fading Street on November 12, 2016, 11:27:51 AM
I am more of a lurker than a poster usually but I wanted to leave a quick comment about A Fading Street. I recently took the decision to write in a different, somewhat niche, genre (gay shifter romance with alpha-omega dynamics) and lacked anyone I felt confident could beta read with an objective eye.

The feedback I received from Graham was comprehensive and constructive, commenting on all the important aspects of the story's structure with reference to the genre. It highlighted potential issues that I hadn't picked up on. The report was delivered within the time frame agreed and was more detailed than I had been expecting. I would definitely use this service again.

Many thanks Riven I'm glad you felt the service was worth the cost. As a very straight and very human, human, reading about gay werewolf shapeshifters was as I said to you somewhat outside of my comfort zone but when push comes to shove it was a story that was interesting to read to analyse the structure rather than the subject and I enjoyed doing that.

Still slots available November and December for anyone in need of copy editing or proofreading at reasonable rates with a quick and accurate turnaround.
PM me or email publishing@fadingstreet.com or take a look at my Yellow Pages entry for more details
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing NanoWriMo offer 50% off our rates
Post by: Robert Fluegel on November 22, 2016, 08:06:28 AM
Graham did such a great job with my first book I used him again for my second.  He not only got it done quickly, he has continued to offer support afterward even after getting paid. 
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing NanoWriMo offer 50% off our rates
Post by: A Fading Street on November 22, 2016, 02:05:14 PM
Thanks Robb, all part of the service and I'm always happy to help any way I can.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing NanoWriMo offer 50% off our rates
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 26, 2016, 02:24:00 AM
Looks like you were never officially welcomed, Graham, so here it is.

Also, to Robb and other satisfied customers...we appreciate member feedback on these vendor threads..but posting here just to bump the thread for the vendor isn't allowed, sorry.  That would make you part of his team, and you are considered one with him then for bumping purposes--neither of you would be allowed to post within seven days of each other. (Note our bumping rule explained below.)  I've accordingly removed a couple of posts.  Please PM me if you have any questions.

Welcome to the KB Writers Cafe!

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 Listing, 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 (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,195313.0.html).

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 wil be removed. Please bookmark this thread so that you can find it again to post to. And, you may not make back-to-back posts to the thread within seven days. If someone responds (such as this post), you may reply but otherwise must wait seven days, thanks!

Note that members may provide civil and honest feedback about your service to this thread, and you may respond in a civil manner. Disputes between you and clients should be handled off site.

Betsy
KBoards Moderator

Note that this welcome does not constitute an endorsement or vetting of a service by KBoards. Members should do due diligence when considering using a service, for example, by asking KB members for feedback and doing an Internet search such as "service provider name" complaints.
Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing NanoWriMo offer 50% off our rates
Post by: A Fading Street on November 26, 2016, 03:14:24 AM
Many thanks for the belated welcome Betsy :)

You're welcome!  Please read the welcome rules regarding bumping your thread....  --Betsy
Title: Re: Beta & Proofreading, Copy Editing NOW Audiobook Proofing 20% off all rates
Post by: A Fading Street on December 11, 2016, 11:57:23 AM
Due to a last minute postponement on what will be a long book I find myself at a loose end next week so if anybody has any pre-Christmas editing, proofreading or audio book proofing needs doing, then I'm available for work.

January 2017 is filling up too so if you need work doing, feel free to send in a first chapter and I will be happy to do a test edit so you can see what I offer and how I work.

I always try to go above and beyond expectations so why not give it a try :)

Contact details in the sig below or you can mail me direct publishing@fadingstreet.com or send me a PM through KBoards.
Title: Re: Editing and Proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE RATES for January 2017 Bookings
Post by: A Fading Street on December 28, 2016, 03:36:12 AM
In an effort to fill up available slots for January 2017 I have come up with what I hope is a bargain package for anyone out there in need of editing, beta reading or proofreading.
All of the individual elements of the package are available separately at normal rates so this is the package rate and consists of

Beta Read with a full written report
Copy Edit/Line edit
Final Proofread once changes are made.
Formatting of the book for ebook publication (this would be standard formatting with title page, working table of contents, copyright statement, links to other books or mailing list). This would be nothing fancy, just a basic formatting that would allow for immediate publishing on Amazon Kindle.

The idea behind the service is to allow an author to go from a basic manuscript to a finished product in easy steps with a sympathetic editor and a friendly shoulder to cry on :)

The rate for the complete package would be $0.004 per word all in and will apply to all slots booked during the next two weeks so if you're not going to be ready until February, book a slot in the next two weeks and you will still be able to take advantage of the offer.

If you purchased all of the elements separately the cost would be USD 5.75c per word so you are saving 30% by buying a package plus you get the formatting into the bargain.

Example costs

20000 word novella $80 all in
50000 word novel $200 all in
70000 word novel $280 all in

Any genre.
Sample edits welcomed.

Contact me via the Yellow Pages link in my signature or direct to publishing@fadingstreet.com or PM via this board/thread.

Tell your friends :) and have a Happy and creative New Year
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN RATES for January 2017
Post by: wingsandwords on December 28, 2016, 01:40:00 PM
All right, so I had to come in and talk about this. Absolute compulsion on my end.

We're not even going to get into the fact that Graham is severely undercharging for how much he does. It just needs to be said.

I went into the editing process very antsy, afraid I was going to clash with anyone I worked with because my personality has a habit of hitting people rough, and I just didn't think I'd get along with someone well enough to work on a creative project. Well, I was wrong, hands down. He was so pleasant, so kind--and I do want to emphasis that there's a difference between polite niceness and genuine kindness--went above and beyond the call, understood and matched my writing voice effortlessly, and was available to answer any questions I had with a rapid response time even though we live in wildly different time zones. And I had a lot of questions, and my own fair amount of quirks, and he was so kind and thorough. I felt safe and secure, and I trusted him, and that trust was warranted. It's obvious throughout every step of the process that you're working with a person who cares about your book being its absolute best, not just someone looking to get paid.

The turnaround time is excellent, impeded only by own bad habit of getting an email and thinking I've responded to it when I haven't.

I'll say it again for emphasis, really, above and beyond the call. Having a great editor who understands your voice as an editor, and is able to work with you on the ridiculous schedule that being a creative requires, is one of the most important things as an author. I cannot recommend his services enough.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN RATES for January 2017
Post by: A Fading Street on December 28, 2016, 11:12:03 PM
All right, so I had to come in and talk about this. Absolute compulsion on my end.

We're not even going to get into the fact that Graham is severely undercharging for how much he does. It just needs to be said.

I went into the editing process very antsy, afraid I was going to clash with anyone I worked with because my personality has a habit of hitting people rough, and I just didn't think I'd get along with someone well enough to work on a creative project. Well, I was wrong, hands down. He was so pleasant, so kind--and I do want to emphasis that there's a difference between polite niceness and genuine kindness--went above and beyond the call, understood and matched my writing voice effortlessly, and was available to answer any questions I had with a rapid response time even though we live in wildly different time zones. And I had a lot of questions, and my own fair amount of quirks, and he was so kind and thorough. I felt safe and secure, and I trusted him, and that trust was warranted. It's obvious throughout every step of the process that you're working with a person who cares about your book being its absolute best, not just someone looking to get paid.

The turnaround time is excellent, impeded only by own bad habit of getting an email and thinking I've responded to it when I haven't.

I'll say it again for emphasis, really, above and beyond the call. Having a great editor who understands your voice as an editor, and is able to work with you on the ridiculous schedule that being a creative requires, is one of the most important things as an author. I cannot recommend his services enough.

Thank you so much, I'm blushing here  ;D I enjoyed working with you immensely and hopefully your first book will be the success it deserves to be.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN RATES for January 2017
Post by: Scila on January 02, 2017, 12:20:17 PM
Graham was fast, friendly, and actually found inconsistencies others didn't while proofreading--going beyond what was expected from the job! I totally recommend his services and will probably contact him again for my next book.  :)
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN RATES for January 2017
Post by: A Fading Street on January 02, 2017, 08:56:31 PM
Graham was fast, friendly, and actually found inconsistencies others didn't while proofreading--going beyond what was expected from the job! I totally recommend his services and will probably contact him again for my next book.  :)

Hi Priscila and thank you for those kind words. It is much appreciated indeed. I really enjoyed working on your book.

I just need to add that there are still slots available for the package deal in January/February

Beta Read with a full written report
Copy Edit/Line edit
Final Proofread once changes are made.
Formatting of the book for ebook publication (this would be standard formatting with title page, working table of contents, copyright statement, links to other books or mailing list). This would be nothing fancy, just a basic formatting that would allow for immediate publishing on Amazon Kindle.

The idea behind the service is to allow an author to go from a basic manuscript to a finished product in easy steps with a sympathetic editor and a friendly shoulder to cry on :)

The rate for the complete package would be $0.004 per word all in and will apply to all slots booked during the next two weeks so if you're not going to be ready until February, book a slot in the next two weeks and you will still be able to take advantage of the offer.

If you purchased all of the elements separately the cost would be USD 5.75c per word so you are saving 30% by buying a package plus you get the formatting into the bargain.

Example costs

20000 word novella $80 all in
50000 word novel $200 all in
70000 word novel $280 all in

Any genre.
Sample edits welcomed.

Contact me via the Yellow Pages link in my signature or direct to publishing@fadingstreet.com or PM via this board/thread.

Tell your friends :) and have a Happy and creative New Year
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: SC on January 11, 2017, 02:08:49 PM

The rate for the complete package would be USD 4c per word all in and will apply to all slots booked during the next two weeks so if you're not going to be ready until February, book a slot in the next two weeks and you will still be able to take advantage of the offer.

If you purchased all of the elements separately the cost would be USD 5.75c per word so you are saving 30% by buying a package plus you get the formatting into the bargain.

Example costs

20000 word novella $80 all in
50000 word novel $200 all in
70000 word novel $280 all in


Have you got all your numbers right there? My calculator tells me that a 70k-word novel at $.04 per word would be $2,800.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: A Fading Street on January 11, 2017, 02:55:50 PM
Have you got all your numbers right there? My calculator tells me that a 70k-word novel at $.04 per word would be $2,800.

My bad, you are quite right. If I state the rate as $4 per thousand words or $.004 per word, I think that works out right. Not enough zeros.
Thanks for pointing that out  :)
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: wheart on January 21, 2017, 02:35:27 PM
Wanted to chime in that Graham from A Fading Street was the perfect proofreader for me. He did a FANTASTIC job catching typos, misspellings, wrong word usage, etc. (oops, he told me don't use 'etc.' but I think he'll make an exception here, right, Graham? ;) Plus, he said don't use it in 'fiction' and this here testimonial is NOT a work of fiction, lol, so I'm sure he'll not put the red pen to that). Also, he did all that without messin' with my 'voice' :) . I sooooo appreciated that! I ended up approving most all of his edits/suggestions, which I've never done in the past with previous proofreaders.

I'm going to use him for my next book in my series, but I'm sure he's going to be getting busier booking more authors as he gets popular. So get him while he's cheap, you guys :D, because he really needs to up his prices for his caliber of service.

Anyway, thanks, Graham! I'll be back for more!  :-*
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: A Fading Street on January 22, 2017, 02:02:43 PM
Wanted to chime in that Graham from A Fading Street was the perfect proofreader for me. He did a FANTASTIC job catching typos, misspellings, wrong word usage, etc. (oops, he told me don't use 'etc.' but I think he'll make an exception here, right, Graham? ;) Plus, he said don't use it in 'fiction' and this here testimonial is NOT a work of fiction, lol, so I'm sure he'll not put the red pen to that). Also, he did all that without messin' with my 'voice' :) . I sooooo appreciated that! I ended up approving most all of his edits/suggestions, which I've never done in the past with previous proofreaders.

I'm going to use him for my next book in my series, but I'm sure he's going to be getting busier booking more authors as he gets popular. So get him while he's cheap, you guys :D, because he really needs to up his prices for his caliber of service.

Anyway, thanks, Graham! I'll be back for more!  :-*

Many thanks wheart it was a pleasure working with you and I'll let you off the etc in a post on here :) Hopefully we will work together again soon.

Just to add, slots still available through February and March if you need any work doing. Drop me a line on publishing@fadingstreet.com or check out my Yellow pages listing (link in sig below).
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: Eric the Scott on February 17, 2017, 11:03:10 AM
Graham was amazing! Not only did he take my work and turn in into a presentable and professional work, but he did so quickly. I went to Graham after my regular editor became unreliable and he was kind enough to fit me into his very busy schedule so I could keep my deadline. Graham will be my first-choice for editing going forward! Thanks, Graham!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading BARGAIN PACKAGE DEAL RATES now extended.
Post by: A Fading Street on February 19, 2017, 02:46:04 PM
Graham was amazing! Not only did he take my work and turn in into a presentable and professional work, but he did so quickly. I went to Graham after my regular editor became unreliable and he was kind enough to fit me into his very busy schedule so I could keep my deadline. Graham will be my first-choice for editing going forward! Thanks, Graham!
Thank you for the kind words Eric they are much appreciated and I enjoyed working with you and look forward to doing so again.
I just wanted to say in addition that my March schedule is starting to fill up nicely so if you need reliable and friendly editing work doing during March then get in touch to make sure you get your slots reserved. Always happy to do a sample edit for new clients and the package deal rate for a combined beta Read, Copy Edit and Proofread is still ongoing at $0.004 per word.
Contact me by PM on here, direct to publishing@fadingstreet.com or go via the website details in the signature below.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT see later posts
Post by: wingsandwords on March 01, 2017, 11:33:54 AM
Guess who's back? It's me, here to brag about Graham again. I came back for book two because I was so happy with his service, and it was an excellent decision.

I wasn't in a huge rush this time since I was ahead of schedule for book two's launch, so I got to see what the normal turnaround time was--still incredibly fast! That's just how Graham is, once he's on a project he's in the zone! Very professional, but at the same time it feels like you're working with a friend. He's got a very easy personality to get along with, has always been very respectful when bringing up suggestions and corrections, and just overall provides a very pleasant and comfortable experience throughout the entire editing phase.

One of my favorite things is the way he makes little suggestions for ways to perk up a sentence here, a paragraph there, and matches your tone so well.

He's also got a keen eye for words I'm notorious for overusing. I never knew how much I use 'snapped' or 'so' before him!  ;D  Working with him has had a positive effect on my writing process, I can tell that I'm growing with him.

I cannot stress enough what a fantastic editor he is, and he's offering absolutely ludicrous rates. Y'all better get on his schedule before I book him up forever.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT see later posts
Post by: A Fading Street on March 05, 2017, 08:42:20 AM
Guess who's back? It's me, here to brag about Graham again. I came back for book two because I was so happy with his service, and it was an excellent decision.

I wasn't in a huge rush this time since I was ahead of schedule for book two's launch, so I got to see what the normal turnaround time was--still incredibly fast! That's just how Graham is, once he's on a project he's in the zone! Very professional, but at the same time it feels like you're working with a friend. He's got a very easy personality to get along with, has always been very respectful when bringing up suggestions and corrections, and just overall provides a very pleasant and comfortable experience throughout the entire editing phase.

One of my favorite things is the way he makes little suggestions for ways to perk up a sentence here, a paragraph there, and matches your tone so well.

He's also got a keen eye for words I'm notorious for overusing. I never knew how much I use 'snapped' or 'so' before him!  ;D  Working with him has had a positive effect on my writing process, I can tell that I'm growing with him.

I cannot stress enough what a fantastic editor he is, and he's offering absolutely ludicrous rates. Y'all better get on his schedule before I book him up forever.

Thanks Izzy, that is really kind of you to say such nice things and I can honestly say that it is a real pleasure to work on your books, looking forward to Book 3 now :)

For anyone out there who wishes to follow the excellent advice in the last line of Izzy's message, I have some, not many, slots left for the end of this month and am now booking into April and May.

Feel free to contact me via this thread, via a PM or through the website www.fadingstreet.com or email me direct publishing@fadingstreet.com

Package deal rate is ongoing at $0.004 per word for an all in Beta Read, Copy Edit, and final proofread.



Title: Re: Beta Reading, Proofreading & Copy Editing 20% discount for KBoards Members
Post by: JamesCraft on March 05, 2017, 11:25:35 AM
Just got back my finished proofreading from fading street.  I highly recommend this.  Graham found issues my editor missed.  He works quick and does more than what I paid for.  When book three is ready, Graham will be the first I contact for help.  Thanks again Fading street.

The recommendation means a lot. Thanks!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking For May
Post by: FFJ on April 15, 2017, 05:31:09 AM
Just wanted to chime in here that Graham did the proofread for my book, The Pursual and I was extremely pleased with his work. He even found time to chit chat with a newbie like me and provide sound suggestions and advice outside of the proofread.

My follow up will get his thorough edit in May.

Thanks, Graham!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking For May
Post by: A Fading Street on April 17, 2017, 12:17:27 PM
Just wanted to chime in here that Graham did the proofread for my book, The Pursual and I was extremely pleased with his work. He even found time to chit chat with a newbie like me and provide sound suggestions and advice outside of the proofread.

My follow up will get his thorough edit in May.

Thanks, Graham!

Thanks FF much appreciated and just to say that anyone on need of editing For June and July, I have slots available at the moment for all elements including the package deal.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: AngelinSydney on April 23, 2017, 03:14:28 PM
Highly recommended.
Absolutely awesome.
This is NOT a paid advertising.

Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: vaughanwsmith on April 23, 2017, 06:12:50 PM
Graham came to the rescue for me on my latest release when my booked editor had to cancel at the last minute. Not only is Graham fast, but his work is professional and helpful. He is thorough and consistent which is what you really need in a editor. Highly recommended.

I had a copy edit and proofread done and immediately booked Graham again for the full package.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: A Fading Street on April 24, 2017, 03:21:21 PM
Many thanks to Vaughan and Nalani. I appreciate you taking the time to post such nice comments.
Thank you both
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: A Fading Street on May 07, 2017, 03:42:12 PM
Down to 2 editing slots slots left for June and several in July for anyone planning summer releases and in need of editing. Beta read slots available right through both months.

Feel free to PM me here or you can contact me via the website
www.fadingstreet.com
or direct by email
publishing@fadingstreet.com

:)
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: Adair Hart on May 09, 2017, 03:13:04 AM
Graham was one of two proofreaders that I used for my most recent book. He is professional and has an uncanny eye for things. Although I signed up for a proofread, he had some excellent suggestions for other aspects that made sense. My copyeditor had a stylesheet and he took that into account during the proofread. My book is better for having booked him.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: A Fading Street on May 14, 2017, 03:28:59 PM
Graham was one of two proofreaders that I used for my most recent book. He is professional and has an uncanny eye for things. Although I signed up for a proofread, he had some excellent suggestions for other aspects that made sense. My copyeditor had a stylesheet and he took that into account during the proofread. My book is better for having booked him.

Many thanks Adair for that generous comment I really appreciate it and I just wanted to add that slots still available June and July for Editing and Beta Reading
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: sophia ann on May 17, 2017, 01:15:21 AM
Just had a copy edit done and it was great! Thank you so much. I was in a tight spot with time and needed and good copy edit completed very quickly. Not only was the edit completed in less than a day but the edit was to the best standard! Iím definitely going keep you on file for my next edits.  :) Thanks again!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL RATES now PERMANENT Now Booking June/July
Post by: A Fading Street on May 21, 2017, 03:46:28 PM
Just had a copy edit done and it was great! Thank you so much. I was in a tight spot with time and needed and good copy edit completed very quickly. Not only was the edit completed in less than a day but the edit was to the best standard! Iím definitely going keep you on file for my next edits.  :) Thanks again!
It was a pleasure :) To be fair it was only one chapter though :)
Now booking remaining slots in July and filling up slots available through August.
Package rate price for Beta Read, Copy Edit and final Proofread still held at $0.004 per word.
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL Booking August NEW SERVICE Ghostwriting
Post by: JDMatheny on July 24, 2017, 08:31:00 AM
Throwing in my endorsement for Graham at Fading Street.  Currently my debut novel is with him for copy editing and proofreading.  The Beta Read is complete and I was really happy with his comments and suggestions.  The ideas he provided for improving the work really resonated with me and I've made changes based on his suggestions that I feel make the story stronger.  I'll be placing my second novel in his hands, as well.

Very pleasant and responsive to work with!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL Booking August NEW SERVICE Ghostwriting
Post by: A Fading Street on July 30, 2017, 03:23:18 PM
Throwing in my endorsement for Graham at Fading Street.  Currently my debut novel is with him for copy editing and proofreading.  The Beta Read is complete and I was really happy with his comments and suggestions.  The ideas he provided for improving the work really resonated with me and I've made changes based on his suggestions that I feel make the story stronger.  I'll be placing my second novel in his hands, as well.

Very pleasant and responsive to work with!
Thanks very much JD I appreciate the kind words. :)
I do still have a few slots available during August and into September if anyone is in need of editing services or for ghostwriting projects.
www.fadingstreet.com
publishing@fadingtreet.com
or
send me a PM through this site
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL Booking August NEW SERVICE Ghostwriting
Post by: Lilly_Frost on July 31, 2017, 05:12:54 PM
Another satisfied customer reporting!  Graham did the copy editing and proofreading for my husband's novel. The comments were very helpful, drawing attention to issues to be on the lookout for in the future books.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Editing and proofreading PACKAGE DEAL Booking August NEW SERVICE Ghostwriting
Post by: A Fading Street on August 01, 2017, 03:36:01 PM
Another satisfied customer reporting!  Graham did the copy editing and proofreading for my husband's novel. The comments were very helpful, drawing attention to issues to be on the lookout for in the future books.

Thanks again!

My pleasure Lilly_Frost. Hopefully the book will do well and the day job will be a distant memory :) I appreciate the kind words.
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Sept Now
Post by: TonyD on August 17, 2017, 09:29:38 AM
My book is 83k words. Would you take a beta read for me? It is the third draft. I posted a thread. It is called "Islands." A noir, road/travel story/mystery.
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Sept Now
Post by: A Fading Street on August 17, 2017, 01:21:43 PM
My book is 83k words. Would you take a beta read for me? It is the third draft. I posted a thread. It is called "Islands." A noir, road/travel story/mystery.
Hi Tony, absolutely, I'd be happy to. I'll send you a PM with the details or if you want to drop me a line on publishing@fadingstreet.com if you see this first and hopefully we can sort out a date etc.
Cheers
Graham
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: LifesHumor on September 12, 2017, 12:53:16 AM
Bookmaking. I will get in touch this week. I have a Christmas romance that needs a copy edit.
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: A Fading Street on September 12, 2017, 08:57:54 AM
Bookmaking. I will get in touch this week. I have a Christmas romance that needs a copy edit.
No problem I shall look forward to speaking with you and I love Christmas :)
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: BJAllan on October 07, 2017, 04:20:22 PM
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.
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: A Fading Street on October 08, 2017, 03:14:48 PM
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


Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: 1984Phins on October 22, 2017, 06:48:06 AM
I'm very happy with this company and will use them again. Excellent job cleaning up "I Steal Secrets."
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: A Fading Street on October 24, 2017, 03:49:35 PM
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 $0.00075 per word
Copy Edit $0.0035 per word
Proofread $0.0015 per 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?
Title: Re: Beta Read-Proofread-Copy Edit-Substantive Edit-Package Deals-Booking Oct/Nov
Post by: Dennis Chekalov on October 25, 2017, 02:49:56 AM
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.
Title: Re: Editing Services-slots inc Substantive Editing and Ghost Writing open now.
Post by: A Fading Street 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 and copy it here. You can see more details about basic services on the website
www.fadingstreet.com or PM me or contact direct publishing@fadingstreet.com

Slots for all services currently available, sometimes at short notice if you have urgent needs :)

The services we offer for Kboards authors are-

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 $0.01 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-finisihed or just need some help maintaining you 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 any clients the opportunity to review things and suggest alterations if necessary (unless you only want a sub-10000 word story) and the rate is $150 per 10000 words delivered. Genres-any fiction genre including erotica.

More specialized services

Rough Draft Edit
Do you just want to write and never worry about punctuation and sentence structure etc. Send us you 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 $0.003 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 $0.003 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 $0.004 per word.

Audio Book Proofing
We will ensure that your audio recording accurately reflects your manuscript and advise of any errors or omissions.
Rate $12 per audio hour

and of course the bedrock of the business

Beta Read @ $0.00075 per word-two or three page report.
Proofread @ $0.0015 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 @ $0.0035 per word-a thorough copy edit, again no software.

Package deal for one of each of the above three stages at $0.004 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 14th November 2017 and supersede any other rates mentioned throughout the thread up to this date.

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.
Title: Re: Editing Packages Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription December slots available
Post by: A Fading Street on November 27, 2017, 01:42:26 AM
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
Title: Re: Editing Packages Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription December slots available
Post by: A Fading Street on December 08, 2017, 05:37:18 AM
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

Title: Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription- a few December slots available
Post by: ADDavies on December 08, 2017, 05:52:01 AM
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.

Title: Re: Editing Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription- a few December slots available
Post by: A Fading Street on December 10, 2017, 12:03:46 PM
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 :)
Title: Re: Editing Packages Ghostwriting Rewriting Transcription December slots available
Post by: Robyn Wideman on December 10, 2017, 03:03:57 PM
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 ;)