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Monthly Emails Full of Writerly Fun
If you have a writer friend in your life, you've bought them so many books, pens, and notebooks that the Barnes & Noble employees know to watch for you around the holidays. Maybe you've even braved Black Friday crowds to find your writerly loved one the perfect gift. (If so, hats off to you.)
This year, let's make things easier. As much as writers love the perfect pen/paper combination, there's one thing they want way more: to be published. This year, help your writer friend take an important step toward publication with professional editing.
I've put together a few editing gift packages. Simply prepay for the editing, and your friend will be ready to take their writing to the next level. When you purchase a package, I'll send you a customized PDF gift card. You can email the PDF to your writerly loved one, or you can print it out and wrap it up nice and pretty. (If you want to be that person, nest it inside three—or twelve—wrapped boxes.)
These prepaid gifts have no expiration date. Your friend can redeem them anytime! And if you know your writer would want something different than the packages listed below, shoot me an email and we'll create a customized package just for them.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to claim your gift package!
Last month, Jade asked a fantastic question:
I thought this question deserved more than a 140-character answer, so here we are. Let's toss betas and critiques into an arena, let 'em fight it out, and see who wins.
First of all, what are these things?
The Revise & Resub editors have made their picks. There were so many amazing stories submitted, and it was nothing short of heartbreaking to choose one. The good news? We do this for a living, and even if your story wasn't selected, you can still hire us! I saw a ton of brilliant stories I would be absolutely honored to work with, and I loved getting to know you all through our Twitter discussions. I feel like we've formed a little #RevPit family, and to that end, you deserve the family discount.
Anyone who submitted to Revise & Resub is eligible for these deals.
10% Off Any Editing Service
That includes developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, or a manuscript critique for any manuscript over 50,000 words. There's no limit to this deal. If you go for a two-pass edit, you get 10% off each pass.
$10 Off a Submission Package
My Submission Package includes a full query critique, a synopsis critique and edit, and line editing for your first ten pages. Regular price: $85
25% Off Edit Like a Pro
Edit Like a Pro: Guide to Self-Editing Your Prose is an online course consisting of videos, worksheets, and cheat sheets to take you through the editing process. If you submitted to me, check your feedback email for the 25% off coupon code. If you didn't submit to me, contact me to get the code!
Book before the end of May to take advantage of these deals! Booking requires a signed contract and a deposit. The edits do not have to take place during May, and the project we work with does not have to be the one you submitted to Revise & Resub. The coupon code for 25% off Edit Like a Pro expires 5/31/17.
Ready to do this? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling! I can't wait to work with you.
There is so much going on right now!
Live #AskEditor sessions, the Death & Pestilence anthology release, a live Camp NaNoWriMo write-in, and the final days of the Edit Like a Pro introductory sale.
Submit your completed manuscript for a chance at a month of free editing!
Yeah, you read that right. This is a chance to work with a freelance editor for a month to make your manuscript beautifully polished and ready to knock agents' socks off! (provided your dream agent wears socks)
Okay, take a moment. Process. Breathe.
Let's get into some details.
If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, you've probably seen this series. But for all my lovely blog followers who might not have, I thought I would collect all the videos on one page. This Editing Basics series is an overview of the editing process. It's not an in-depth look at how to edit; it's meant to lay out the basic phases of the editing process for those who aren't sure where to start or what direction to take. If you're new to editing, take a moment to go through these videos—they're brief—and get an idea of how to structure the process. Not only will this simplify your editing process, it'll help you feel more confident going in! Sometimes that can make all the difference.
Edit Like a Pro is now available!
Get instant access through the button below or by visiting the course page.
We all want to be better writers, and a huge part of that is being a better editor.
Editing our own work is hard. It can be difficult to separate from the work and see it objectively. And not everyone can invest the time and money to hire a writing coach. The next best thing? This course.
I've been on YouTube for a couple months now. I never imagined I would have this much fun and meet so many amazing people. Seriously, if you're not hanging out on YouTube, take a moment and check out the AuthorTube community. This playlist of AuthorTube Newbie Tag videos is a great place to start. It's so easy to get to know people when you can see their faces and hear their voices, and these people are definitely worth getting to know.
Below, you'll find some of my most popular posts. I hope you enjoy them, and definitely let me know anything you'd like to see in the future! Your wish is my command.
Should you hire a professional editor right away?
NaNoWriMo is over! As you bask in the glow of your victory and December frost, you’re probably asking yourself what’s next. You’ve cranked out 50k words, and you are buzzing with the excitement of success and productivity. Now you’re ready for the next step. You’re ready to hire an editor.
Whoa, hold your metaphorical horses.
Ah, the freelance life. It is not for the faint of heart. You may experience strong cases of “pajama fever” and forget the day of the week. You will likely come to know more about your clients’ daily routines than those of your family, and your response to questions of, “Doing anything fun this weekend?” will be tearful laughter.
In case you have not experienced the joy of freelance life, here are a few GIFs to help you get the feel for it.
When you lose your planner, and the world refuses to stop...
Actual footage of a freelancer in her natural habitat:
Loitering becomes an art form. “Yes, I bought something! Twelve hours ago. Is that a problem"
Boundaries do not exist. “I’ve been working for 72 hours straight? Just one more email..."
Yes, we work in our pajamas. It’s a beautiful, magical thing.
Some days, we feel like we’ve made a terrible mistake.
But the smiles on our clients’ faces make it all worth it.
And by smiles, I mean emojis. Because we live on the Internet.
Some days it feels like there’s just too much to do.
But we always wake up ready for more!