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Editing Fees and Guidelines


As my editing jobs have become more numerous, I have updated my Editing Fees and Guidelines. My editing and proofreading includes checking for grammar, sentence structure, misspellings, and pointing out plot inconsistencies, etc. At this time, my base charge is $0.008/word, with a minimum of $50payable via PayPal. Editing jobs I am currently working on, received before May 1, 2014, will continue to be edited at the old rate.


 If your manuscript is less than 5,000 words please let me know and we can work out pricing. I prefer to set up appointments for your manuscript, but please, send your manuscripts to me as early as possible.  I can often work them in sooner than they are scheduled, but advance notice is much easier.


 I use Microsoft Word 2013.  I use the Track Changes application while I edit and leave the decision as to whether or not to accept those changes to you.  I also tend to leave extensive notes outlining the reason for specific changes, noting uneven or awkward sentence or paragraph flow, or even if I noticed something that just doesn’t feel right.


 Full editing is completed in one of two ways.  The first choice is that I completely edit the book and provide you with a corrected copy, highlighting changes and corrections and making when appropriate extensive notes. Your second choice is full editing. I take the book in hand, do all corrections and changes and provide you with print ready copy. The charge for print ready copy is $0.010/word.


Please note:  Books from authors who speak English as a second language, hence requiring a great deal more correction for grammar, or books with extensive re-write may be significantly more.  You may send me your book for pricing if you feel there may be extensive work needed on the book. Pricing available upon request.


After I have edited a manuscript, I will send it back to you. Once you have made changes, you can always send it back to me for a second pass at no charge. Please note: If second-pass changes are truly extensive, I will reserve the right to bill a second payment for the second pass. I want to be fair to you, but I also want to be fair to myself. Just as writing is difficult, though rewarding, editing a book in a manner that will make you proud of your final product is a lot of work.


For available books on which I have worked, please see my “i-edited” shelf on Goodreads. You may contact any of the authors with whom I’ve worked for a reference. I am also very willing to provide you a sample of my work to see if we are a comfortable fit. I can be easily contacted through Goodreads or by e-mail at soireadthisbooktoday@centurylink.net


I look forward to working with you!


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Once Upon A Fairy Tale: A Collection of 11 Fairy Tale Inspired Romances - Jennifer Blackstream, Cate Rowan, Danielle Monsch, Nadia Lee, Jeannie Lin, Ella Drake, Dee Carney, Sela Carsen, Jennifer Lewis

Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew. Everything was ours; how happy we were then, but then once upon a time never comes again. – Johnny Mercer


I’m not a happy-ending person. I want to know what happens once Cinderella rides off with Prince Charming. – Melissa Joan Hart



Danielle Monsch, Cate Rowan, Jennifer Lewis, Jeannie Lin, Nadia Lee, Dee Carney

Romantic Geek Publishing
Pub Date   Mar 3 2015


We always want the happy ending. Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Frog Prince. We all want a Fairy Godmother, you know how it goes.


Once Upon A Fairy Tale tells the stories again – only not in the way we expect them. Of course, Grimm’s original stories weren’t as we think (the stepsisters cut off their toes to try to fit into the glass slipper, you know) but these stories are quirky and strange, funny and twisted, and a great lot of fun! Here, Little Red Riding Hood wears the cloak because it really does hide those nasty stains from being married to a vampire. And being arrested by the Fairy Tale Police for kidnapping Beauty and being a Fairy Tale Killer, (I didn’t do it!!) makes it a really bad day for Melinda Lightfoot. These twisted tales are a hoot, and such great fun to read. For everyone who loves fairy tales, but knows that living with Prince Charming after the wedding doesn’t always mean “Happily Ever After” I highly recommend it!


Once upon a Time, in a Kingdom that was just a little twisted…


This oh-so-funny anthology is well worth a happy Sunday of tea and giggles!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own, and I really enjoyed it.

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