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How Much Does Professional Book Editing Cost?

You’ve written a book. You’re ready to hire an editor. The question on your mind is: how much is this going to cost me? How do you know what budget to set aside and whether the price pitched are reasonable? Here’s an insider’s guide to book editing costs…

An Editor’s Review: The Little Book of Tidying, Beth Penn

In this age of consumerism and materialism, on a planet drowning in stuff and fast fashion, it’s understandable that “tidying” books like Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying have become incredibly popular. Ordinarily, a book on tidying isn’t a book I’d buy, but somebody obviously felt that I’d benefit from a little decluttering as I got The Little Book of Tidying by Beth Penn for Christmas. I won’t take it personally though.

To Hire an Editor or Not to Hire an Editor?

Originally posted on Sally Jenkins:
A few weeks ago I met freelance editor Ameesha Smith-Green at a networking event and was impressed by her full order book and great enthusiasm for her job. She generously offered to share some advice about when an editor is required and what tasks that editor might perform.  Over to…

“A true collaborator with an eye for detail, Ameesha knew my vision and helped set me on a path to realizing it. I really appreciate how she turned herself into a subject matter expert on my own subject! I will definitely trust my future endeavors to her guiding hand.” – Lane Bailey

“Ameesha was an incredible find. Her turnaround time was bested only by the quality of her work. She was insightful and provided a lot of great guidance on changes that needed to be made to the manuscript. Outstanding work. I’ve already started a second project with her — no need to go out to bid. I’ve found the best editor.” – Frederick Williams

“This was my first time working with a professional editor and handing your first manuscript over to a complete stranger is daunting, but Ameesha quickly calmed those fears. Working with her felt like a real partnership. She took a vested interest in my book and provided edits, feedback, and novel insights that made my draft so much better. I was amazed at how well she balanced both the details and the big-picture elements of my manuscript. Ameesha goes above and beyond the call of duty, and working with her is a real joy.” – Stacy Moroz