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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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Angel Town (Jill Kismet, #6)

Angel Town - Lilith Saintcrow Jill Kismet kicks your fanny sideways.....

Just finished the six-book series of Jill Kismet and I am way tired! That's because I literally couldn't put the series down. I had read books 1-4 quite a while back, and remembered that I enjoyed them tremendously. When I noticed that five and six were out, I decided to do what I do with excellent series books and reread them from the beginning. That is when, of course, I remembered that the LAST time I read these books, I also managed to lose a ton of sleep - they are literally impossible to put down.

Jill Kismet is what every woman who has known pain, hardship and betrayal from the time of her birth secretly wishes to be. She kicks ass, takes names, and, with all the homicide that she commits on a nightly basis, remains true to herself, to her life, the people who love her and whom she protects with her life. The character is totally amazing, while at the same time being real in the pain that she suffers both physically (a LOT!) psychologically, spiritually, and mentally.

The character development is incredible, and the world building is absolutely astounding. The world contains aspects of our world, while developing aspects of history, spirituality, and mythology from our world and from the creative mind of Lilith Saintcrow. The melding is meticulous, the development gripping, and the whole series makes me want to live in that world. Preferably, as a Sanctuary!

I am glad I actually decided to start this series. I couldn't actually make myself like Dante Valentine, but Jill Kismet? I wouldn't want to be her, she is just too, too tough for me to keep up with! But she is definitely someone I would want for a friend. but I would absolutely love to take Sanctuary training under Galina. All in all, one of my favorite series out there. Well worth the read!