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BitBuster
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Lafayette
Member since Dec 2017
985 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
I need an editor for my next sci-fi novel. I hired one off of Reedsy for my first book. Horrible experience. He wouldn't respond to emails, returned my work a week late. Did a half-assed job and readers found shite he missed.

If ya'll know a good editor that needs work let me know. I'm not going the Reedsy route again.


augustbengal
LSU Fan
shreveport
Member since Sep 2007
1270 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
You looking for developmental, copy/line edits, or just proofreading?


BitBuster
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2017
985 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
You see, I'm not sure if I need developmental again. It's a sequel to my first book. I have it outlined extensively whereas I pantsed the first one.

Maybe just copy/line edits? I'm still so new at this maybe another developmental with a real editor would be worth it.


augustbengal
LSU Fan
shreveport
Member since Sep 2007
1270 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
Well, I think it depends on your structure and experience. I think every writer has to ask him/herself if developmental is truly needed. Perhaps a few beta readers would suffice.

I have several names for copy edits. I use Victory Editing for all my indie stuff. She’s a little on the spendy side but it’s comparable to what I get with my publisher and makes me feel as if I’m putting out a professional product. Her website is LINK /

Another good editor is Jessica Poore, who was with Amazon Publishing for many years and who worked on her technical writing degree and opened her own business a few years ago.

I can get you a few more if those seem too expensive. Before I hired Anne at Victory, I contacted three copy editors and asked for sample editing. I sent 5 pages of my manuscript and then compared. I’m a member of NINC and can check for Sci Fi specific, but if all you want is copy edits, genre won’t matter.



BitBuster
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Dec 2017
985 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
Thank you. I've bookmarked her page and will give her a call once I'm done. I appreciate the help!


augustbengal
LSU Fan
shreveport
Member since Sep 2007
1270 posts

re: Publishing, anyone?
Always happy to help if I can. The publishing world is so different from when I first started. So much to know and learn. Helps to have others share info so we can make better decisions. Good luck with the project.


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