I’m currently neck-deep in my 6th (!!) revision of THE DEEP LINK, and I’ll be done in about two weeks. I’ve trimmed down the MS from 150K to 125K, and will likely take it to <120K. I’ve edited it as good as I can, taking into consideration the awesome feedback of no less than 14 beta readers. (Thank you!)
As you know, there’s only so much a writer can improve on his own MS, so I’m looking for a freelance editor.
Or if you’re an editor yourself, please don’t hesitate to leave your website & contact info so I can check you out.
My needs & expectations are as follows:
– line editing of 120K adult science-fiction novel, likely two passes (you can read a pitch for THE DEEP LINK here)
– at least some experience editing science-fiction novels (credentials & testimonials very much welcome)
– decent, affordable rates
I know editors aren’t cheap. They do invaluable work and ought to be compensated accordingly. But I also can’t afford to pay a fortune for the edits on my first self-published novel. I’ve checked out some rather “famous” editors with huge lists of clients, and I’d have to sell a kidney to afford them. I’m looking for someone who can do a good job without obliterating my piggy bank (I still need to get a professional cover!).
– I’d love to get a sample edit of my first chapter (2.1K) to check them out; not everyone will be a good match, so this only makes sense. Luckily, most editors do sample edits anyway to calculate the rate for the whole MS.
I’ve already sent out some emails, but obviously haven’t decided on anyone yet. There’s always more room for new acquaintances. 😉
Throw me some suggestions.