Tag: proofreading

  • Happy Holidays!

    In this time of spiraling anxiety, I hope everyone can take a moment to connect, center yourself, enjoy time with family, have some nice food and drink, kick back… It’s been a brute of a year! However, I’m grateful to still be working with some great clients, including a print magazine that is still going […]

  • New Season, Updated Rates

    It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? Given the realities of inflation, I’ve had to update my Rates page. My new rate for 2022 is $40 per 5K words for copyediting or a copyediting/developmental package. However, I now offer 10% copyediting discounts to clients who find me through Kboards or who are members of the Wide […]

  • Too Darned Hot :) New 10% Off Deal All Summer Starts Now!

    We’ve had VERY unusual weather for the Bay Area this week — it was 97 degrees in San Francisco yesterday, and a similar temperature today. I’m wishing I was at the seaside with a bucket and spade! My spring sale was good. A new client called B.W. McKay had me copyedit two of his long […]

  • Some Recent Books I’ve Edited

    I’m lucky to have great clients find me for copy editing or proofreading. I wanted to briefly mention a couple of books that I really enjoyed working on recently. East Coast writer Lucy J. Madison is a new author to me, but she has published several lesbian romances, including Personal Foul, a sports romance. I […]

  • When Style Guides Agree…

    Everything changes. The Associated Press Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style used to be two very different animals. AP was for newspapers and magazines, the world of hard type and lead slugs and timelines. Chicago was for books and the world of traditional publishing. AP didn’t take the Oxford (or serial) comma; Chicago did. AP […]

  • Time Marches Onward…

    The birthday cake in the pic marks Edit for Indies‘ first five years in existence! I realized when I looked at my records just now that I did my first real freelance job under the Edit for Indies name in May 2012. I have also recently passed invoice #300, another milestone! It is true that […]

  • Seasonal Check-in

    Greetings! I tend to mostly post here in spring and fall, for some reason. This is my “fall” post and I have done some much-needed housekeeping on the site. Updates included minor tweaks to my rates (non-fiction editing is now one cent per word), though I have kept my rates stable, as I know this […]

  • Client spotlight: Christina Pilz’s ‘Fagin’s Boy’

    Back around November of last year, I was contacted by a writer called Christina Pilz, asking me if I was free to do a critique of her already published historical novel, Fagin’s Boy. The intriguing thing about her book was that it was a sequel to Oliver Twist with an M/M slant, where Oliver and […]

  • It’s National Proofreading Day

    March 8th is National Proofreading Day. I didn’t know about this—did you? It’s not on calendars (yet) and the Google doodle is still up for International Women’s Day—check it out if you haven’t, it’s a lovely, lighthearted piece. In fact, it was a new follower on my Twitter account @editforindies who alerted me to the […]