Friday, March 2, 2018

Tips for Writers: Organize Your Thoughts!







Organize Your Thoughts
Most writers are compulsive note takers. They can be found making notes on the bus, at coffee shops, in the parking lot, at the gym, at school assemblies, and more.

What method do you use?

Computer Programs
There are a few computer programs for writers. You can make basic notes in Word as you would on a notepad. There are programs such as Scrivner that can help you become very organized on your electronic devices. You can plan characters, settings, plot points and so much more.

Pen and Paper
Some people prefer to write their initial notes and thoughts with pen and paper. You can use a notebook, scraps of paper, or index cards.

Some people even draw pictures and maps to help them organize their thoughts.

Recordings
There are writers who love to dictate their thoughts. These days, you can speak right into your phone  for this purpose. Since most people carry their phones everywhere, this is very convenient.

You may wish to record your thoughts, play them back later, and create notes from the recordings.

For a bit less work, you  may wish to use the voice-to-text feature for your  notes so that you can see them later.

What Do Your Notes Contain if You Use Index Cards?

Characters
Describe your characters. Use at least one card for each character. Write down full name, physical description, age, hobbies, and anything else you need to create a powerful story. Keep adding to the cards as your characters evolve. You  may never use half the information on your card in the final story. The more you know your characters, the more realistic they will seem.

Settings
Use one card per setting. This can be a bar, a library, a bedroom, or anywhere else your characters go. You can even write down which chapter this place appears so you can refer back with ease.

Chapters
You can use a different card or page for each chapter synopsis. You can write your chapter synopsis before or after you write the chapter.

Outline
You can outline your book on one card or several cards.

Plot Points
You may wish to make notes about important plot points.


Organizing some of your basic thoughts will help you write more quickly and accurately. Being able to refer quickly to characters and places when you’re working on a novel will help with continuity.


Do you have a book or story that needs to be edited?

Contact us today for a free quote!

Sephgiron @ gmail.com

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Deep Discounts on Editing Services for the New Year!



The birthday week celebrations continue!

Did you know that we're having a lunar eclipse on Wednesday?

To celebrate my birthday week and the lunar eclipse, I'm offering a big discount for clients who book for February.

To take advantage of my 15% off any service discount, please send me an email at sephgiron @ gmail.com before January 31, 2018.

Tell me about your book or story, and I will send you a price quote.

This offer is good until January 31, 2018.

If you know you need editing in February, contact me today so you don't miss out on the special rates.

You don't have to have your book finished by January 31, but I need to know if you want to take advantage of my big discount.

Have a great day!

And Happy Birthday to all my fellow Aquarians!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Reserve Your Spot and Lock in Your Price for 2018


Now Taking Bookings for 2018

Scarlett Editorial Services had a busy year in 2017. So busy in fact that we are chock full of clients until January 2018! We are not taking any more clients for December 2017. However, we are now booking for January and February 2018 so contact us today!

However, don't worry, you can still take advantage of our Holiday Special by leaving a deposit for your manuscript before December 2017.

You can enjoy a discount 10% off any Scarlett Editorial Service in 2018 if you leave a deposit of $50 before December 2017. Just send $50 to Paypal at sephgiron@ rogers.com or send an EFT to sephgiron @ rogers.com and you will still enjoy the 10% off sale no matter when you send your manuscript in 2018!

Your $50 deposit will be used towards your purchase of a service.

Let us know if you have a specific deadline when you are booking so that we can accommodate your needs accordingly!

Have a safe and happy holiday season!



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Specials!



Black Friday has passed us by and now we're full steam into the holiday season!

We here at Scarlett Editorial Services want to help you prepare the best manuscript possible as well as offer you some holiday savings!

From now until December 31, 2017, all orders will receive a 10% discount.

If your book isn't ready yet, you can reserve your special holiday price by sending a payment of $50 before December 31, 2017!

Any questions?

Let us know!

sephgiron@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!






Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Let Me Polish Your Manuscript!


The very first Camp Creepy was held in September 2017. 

I was one of the organizers.

It was a fantastic time!

I managed to write over 7,000 words, by hand, in the gorgeous outdoors over the weekend stay.

I sold my story upon my return!

And now, I'm ready to help you with YOUR story!

My desk is clear for the month of October so send in your manuscript!

My rates are approximately two cents a word, depending on the project and if you buy a custom package. Let me know your budget and we can work something out together!

Contact me for a quote today!

sephgiron @ gmail. com






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Now Booking Editing Clients!






Don't hide your work away! 

Hire an editor to get it all polished up to purrrfection!

Here at Scarlett Editing, we offer all levels of editing:

Developmental Editing

Line Editing

Copy Editing

Proofreading

Book Reports


We offer special prices for a combination of services!

We are now booking clients for September and October. 

Reserve your spot now!

Our prices range from .01 to .02 cents a word, depending on the service!

Ask us for a free estimate today!

sephgiron @ gmail.com


Over fifteen years experience as a professional freelance editor!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Editing Doesn't Take a Vacation...But You Can!


Have you spent the summer banging away on the keyboard?

Getting that first draft or tenth draft finished always feels so good!

But after that moment, the editing needs to begin.

It can be difficult to edit your own work.

Let us help you!

Here at Scarlett Editing, we will work on your manuscript so you can go swimming or hiking or just play video games all day!

Whether you need to know if your plot makes sense or if your commas are in the correct place, Scarlett Editing can help you out!

In fact, we're having a Back-to-School Sale!

From now until August 31, 2017, Scarlett Editing is offering a 5% discount on all levels of editing services.

Developmental Editing
Line Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Book Report

Pop us an email with your word count for a quote!

sephgiron @ gmail.com

We have limited spots for August and September!

First come, first served!

sephgiron@ gmail.com

Happy Summer!