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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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Delectable - Adrianne Lee Delectable
Adrianne Lee

Delectable by Adrianne Lee has great potential when one reads the description. A man goes away for a month, fishing. While he is away his mother sets up a pie shop in what used to be his office. Sounds cute.
What actually occurs is much less than cute. When his father passes away, Quint, a real estate agent, throws a tantrum and runs away for a month, fishing in Alaska, leaving his mother to handle her grief on her own, while pretty much advising his wife she is too much trouble to bother with.

Apparently, this is not new behaviour for him. Throughout the book Quint is spoiled, self-centered, self absorbed, thoughtless, smug, and generally acts like a 12 year old having a temper fit. A 12 year old who is afraid that all his boys will think he is a sissy if he can bake a pie.

Overall? An extremely poor take on what should have been a cute story. I wanted to slap the ‘heroine’ more than I wanted to keep reading about her. Both of them deserved one another – even after two years of being treated like nothing more than an annoyance, she still is more interested in playing ‘match-the-hoohaws’ than understanding that the problems with the self-centered egotist with the ‘macho stupid’ attitude will never go away. She might give him his way and get back together with him for a while – but as he sets up yet another fishing trip right in the middle of an event that will spell the making or breaking of his mother’s new business – don’t get your hopes up there, girlie.

Not recommended.

This book was provided to me for an honest review.