The rationale behind charging for sample edits.

The willingness (or reluctance) of an author to pay for a sample edit is a clear indication that they acknowledge that your time is as valuable as the skills they want to employ you for. Many other service industries charge a call out fee to cover the time it takes them to assess the work in question, and a sample edit is no different. Even web developers charge a consultation fee and editorial services are no different. This is why you should not be put off when editors. charge for their samples.

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Basic novel structure

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, there will be many writers embarking on a new writing project this November. With this in mind, I have put this free PDF together to serve as a basic guide for outlining… While the information in this poster is by no means exhaustive, it does offer a sound framework.

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Welcome to my new website!

Here it is! I’ve now closed down the old editing blog and copied my posts across so I am only managing one website. This site allows you to send enquiries, view prices and services, as well as read news and advice on writing, editing and self-publishing, all in one place. It also allows you to post testimonials and reviews of my service. Feel free to have a click around and explore and do let me know what you think.

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