Hiring an English Major to Edit Your Book Is Cheating Yourself

I think I found out the hard way that not everyone who hangs out their shingle and claims to be an editor, really is. This article brings that home 🙂

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I belong to a listserve of freelance editors, and I find the topics of conversation interesting and often thought-provoking. One recent ID-100146866topic that elicited many comments was about pricing the work we do.

The initial post was by an established and well-respected editor who wrote, “I recently was asked about my rates by someone at a local company who was looking for writing and editing help. She balked at my quote . . . Her response: < … we can find English majors for $10 to $15 [per hour] and many of them are quite good. >”

I get it; no one wants to spend more than necessary for anything—goods or services. I mean, if I can buy a knock-off designer widget that looks just like the brand-name widget, isn’t that a better value than buying the real thing just for the brand name? If I can get my next-door neighbor’s…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Hop via Beverlyn Elliott

I am thrilled to be participating in this MASSIVE Valentine’s Day Gift Hop sponsored by Skye Warren’s Blog. In this way I get to interact with a group of lovely authors and bloggers in an annual Valentine’s Day bloghop, and most importantly with READERS and HOPPERS who will get to win lots of fun prizes.

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In 2014, I have two releases planned. However, I am not far along enough to share much in the way of the official teaser and cover, but I’m announcing one of them now via an ad so you’ll have something to look forward to:

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Each comment along the bloghop will enter you to win a Kindle Paperwhite or a digital new adult romance basket. Every comment on every blog in the hop will count as an entry toward either of the grand prizes. But THREE randomly drawn entries from this blog post will win one of two Amazon Gift Cards, and/or a copy of my collection of literary shorts entitled “How Blue Can You Get?” 

All you have to do is leave a comment below about this blog post, or the overall Gift Hop to be entered, but there will be other opportunities to enter on my rafflecopter.

CLICK ON THE VALENTINE OF ROSES TO ENTER MY GIVEAWAY:

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CLICK ON THE VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT HOP AD BELOW TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN HOP PAGE TO VISIT THE NEXT BLOG:

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