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Offline EditorLC

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Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
« on: April 25, 2020, 07:32:24 am »
Its not a great time. You scratch my back and Ill scratch yours. You need to get your stuff edited but cant afford pro editor rates right now? Im offering pay-what-you-can-afford editing.

Im freelance now but Im from an S&S and Bonnier background. Pro editor since 2006. I pulled away from publishing but current times have pushed me back into the hustle.

Heres how it works. You tell me your project and the amount you can afford to pay for the editing. I will NOT get offended. Dont be shy or worried about being judged. Nope. For the money, whatever that money will be, youll get one round of standard editing. All your SPaG, inconsistencies, boring bits, structure & flow issues, etc.

You dont have to pay until AFTER Ive handed your edits back to you. Im hoping this eliminates the trust issues side of things and allows us both to get on with it. In return, I ask that you send payment direct to my bank. No PayPal or any other fee-charging service.

PM me if interested. I do most genres but Ill let you know if I cant work with yours. Ill also let you know an ETA and try to work with you regarding scheduling, as I know a lot of us are just trying to get our stuff out there earning money ASAP right now.

Thanks!

Edit: I know posting this from my phone has made a load of weird characters appear. Ill fix it when Im on my laptop later.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2020, 07:34:27 am by EditorLC »

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    Offline davesmithwrites

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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #1 on: December 01, 2020, 02:12:09 am »
    Dude, I'd like to edit my short story but I'm already using paperwriter.com for that. Are you familiar with this service? I might reconsider and order from you instead if I won't be satisfied with the result from paper writer. Check your pm from time to time, I will let you know.

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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 06:14:24 am »
    This seems a bit....

    Offline Blerg et al.

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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 06:57:24 am »
    Out of curiosity, what are S&S and Bonnier?

    FWIW, I've tried similar pricing models to yours. It didn't work out. I found it was better to offer a wider variety of services at differing rates. That way people can try out the more affordable services then upgrade next time. And there is usually a next time, because indie authors tend to write fast and in series.
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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 11:09:33 am »
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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 11:40:42 am »
    The original post is from April. Did someone resurrect the thread to spam it?

    And I would guess SS is Simon and Schuster.

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    Re: Editing: Pay What You Can Afford
    « Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 12:32:25 pm »
    The original post is from April. Did someone resurrect the thread to spam it?

    Quite possibly, but I'm not certain, so I'm leaving that post there for now.

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