Free Editing

No games here, this is exactly what it sounds like – free editing.  I’m feeling generous and energised and want to put that energy to good use, so here I go with a one time, one lucky person offer*:

Submit a one-page synopsis of your manuscript (note: your manuscript must already be written in full – even if it’s a first draft), including:

  • Blurb (think of this as your chance to write the blurb on the back cover – hook me!)
  • Genre
  • Word count
  • Future intentions for the piece (sending to an agent, e-book distribution, publication, gathering dust in your desk drawer…)
  • A little bit about you (like your name, whether you’ve published before and when – just a few tidbits.)
  • When you would like the edits returned to you (depending on the length, I am aiming for a 1-month turnaround at the very longest)

There are a few conditions, so let’s start with those:

Content: Fiction or Humourous Travel only**

  • Note: No erotica.  Thank you but no.

Originality: 100% original and 100% your work

  • I spit on plaguerists and I will (virtually) spit on you if I figure out that I am editing work that doesn’t belong to you – I will stop immediately and burn your typescript in an apoplectic rage (metaphorically speaking).  Then, I will probably tell on you. *Nah ne nah ne nah nah*

Length: As long as it’s all yours, go ahead and submit it but remember…your submission must come with a word count and if it’s 1,000,000 words, I’m not likely to pick yours – unless it sounds super-awesome.

Language: English only – it’s my speciality 🙂

Due date: All submissions must be received by 12.00am WST (Australia) on Wednesday 14th October 2011.

And so that you don’t think I’m a complete whack-job, feel free to visit here.  I do run a business writing and editing things for a living – I promise, I’m legitimate.  I’m also honest, so I won’t run off with your New York Times Bestseller – copyright remains 100% yours.

I know what you’re thinking – what’s the catch?

No catch.  If your work is selected, I will edit to whole darn thing for grammatical accuracy, tone, content and style (all the standard editing stuff).  I will then send it back to you with all the updates/corrections/comments; you are then free to go off and conquer the world with it.

Ready to send me your submission (remember, only a synopsis as described above)? Ok, follow these instructions carefully. Fill in the form below and in the comment section, tell me your favourite colour.  This should verify that you are a real person and I will then respond with Step 2 of the submission process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them as a comment so that others can benefit from any helpful answers I am able to provide (no promises though!)

Good luck 🙂


*If it goes well, I’ll probably do this again, but for now I’m starting small.

**This is just for now; again, if all goes well, I’ll broaden the net.

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