I am working on self-publishing a book through Createspace. I can't afford their editing costs but I don't know how well I can edit my own book. Is there some people who would be willing to help edit this book of mine?
I will be asking around at church soon too.
I provide editing services and I can offer them to you for a very small fee. Let me know if you're interested and we can discuss it further.
What is your fee? Do you have a website for me to look at? What is your credentials?
My professional writing and editing website is:www.christinerice-freelancewriter.com. My resume is on the website.
I found your author website. That's impressive how many books that you have written over the years. So, I see that you would be qualified. What are your rates for a 24,196 word book?
My rate is only $1 per double-spaced page (250 words), so I could thoroughly edit your entire book for $97. If you would like, you can email me the first several pages of your book, and I will edit them at no charge so that you can see the quality of my editing services. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll edit for free.
If the two options below don't work, you can always try bartering on Craigslist. Maybe offer something that you're good at in return.
Ask some friends who are avid readers / know grammar and spelling. They can be invaluable! I edit but doubt my costs will beat createspace. One thing for sure ... get it edited before you release it! Bad grammar or spelling mistakes can hurt your sales more than you realize.
It'll help if you do get editing, one way or another. Like Ryan says, mistakes will hurt your sales. It's something that you'll have to have people going over regardless. Bartering or through fellow writers, or if you can manage the rate, go that way. Same thing applies to beta reading. I do a fair amount of editing myself, but at the moment, I'm heavily booked.
I was going to suggest Christine Rice; I see that she posted just before me. I saw her ad and website and it looked professional. I haven't used her services, but I think you should check her out and decide for yourself.
Thanks for all of the wonderful responses. I am choosing to take Christine Rice's offer. She sounds like a professional to me. I have read plenty of good stories that needed a real good editing to strengthen the writing.
Thank you, Tracy. I received your email and wrote you back.