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@ or send an EFT to sephgiron @ 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!

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


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 @

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
Book Report

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

sephgiron @

We have limited spots for August and September!

First come, first served!


Happy Summer!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Enjoy Your Summer While We Work on Your Book!

You've spent all winter working on your book. Now, it's time to edit. Do you really want to miss all the fun and games of summertime by being stuck inside working?

Why not pass along your book or story to professionals who will stay inside for you while you enjoy all the fantastic adventures that summer has to offer you!

Scarlett Editing is now accepting clients for the month of July.

Our services include:

Developmental Editing
Book Reports

Decide what ones you need!

Contact us today for great rates!

Discount for a combination of services.

We work with beginners as well as seasoned professionals!

We work in all genres.

We work with books, novellas, and short stories.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great Lakes Horror Company - Episode 28 - Rejection Letters

Sephera Giron Reading at ChiSeries May 17

Sèphera Girón will be reading at the Chizine Reading Series at The Round in Kensington Market, Toronto, on Wednesday, May 16 at 8 pm. Other guest readers include Andrew Robertson, Michael Kelly, and Heather Spears! Please come on out and support Canadian authors! This event is FREE!

In other news, our latest episode of the Great Lakes Horror Company Podcast presented by The Library of the Damned is up! We are now not only on iTunes but on Stitcher as well! Give us a listen. This latest episode features an interview with author John Palisano and has a roundtable about rejection letters with Andrew Robertson, Julianne Snow, Danann Hawes, and Sèphera Girón.

Rejection Letters Podcast link

 I will be sending out the first edition of my new newsletter at the end of the week. Please sign up for it today by using the form at the top right-hand corner of this page. It will include news about my work and some freebies.


 Also, please come check me out on Patreon.

My patrons keep me busy by making sure I hit my deadlines and continually provide new content. I upload all the drafts of my stories and novels for my patrons. I have little videos and of course, completely exclusive blogs that no one else gets to see. You have access to over 100 posts and all the previous rewards for your donation level no matter when you join. If you donate $10 a month or more for over three months, you will be acknowledged in all books that have acknowledgments that are written during the time you pledged.

Sephera's World Patreon

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's Time to Edit

Feeling boxed in by your current work-in-progress?

Don't despair! We are here to help!

Scarlett Editing was massively busy all winter and we're finally clearing up room to accept new clients.

Like most writers, you were likely working on your book all winter. Now that spring is here, it's time for you to turn over your work to a qualified editor so that you can go plant your garden and enjoy the beautiful weather!

We provide:

Developmental Editing
Copy Editing
Book Report
Book Doctor
Ghost Writing

We work in all genres with all levels of authors!

Contact us for a quote today!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine's Day Special! Half-Price Editing!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I'm offering deep discounts on my editorial services.

Give as a Gift!
Lament your bitter, broken heart or celebrate your happy, loving heart! Whatever is happening in your love life this year, just know you can do a happy dance about your writing life by getting a Fantastic Deal for your book, story, poem, or letter!  You can give this deal as a gift as well to your favourite author!

Most of my services are regularly priced at around two cents a word although I always provide a custom quote for each and every client or potential client. I'm always happy to work within your budget if you tell me what it is and if it will work out well for both of us.

From now until February 14, 2017, at midnight EST, I am offering Developmental Editing or Copy Editing for only one cent US a word.

This special is for manuscripts of any size, in any genre. You can send a love poem or you can send a 200,000-word space opera.

A Deposit will Hold Your Spot
The only catch is that if you're not ready to go by February 14, then you must make a deposit of $50US by PayPal to  to get your discount for your manuscript. If you make a deposit by February 14, you can send you manuscript for the deep discount price ANY TIME in 2017! You don't have to know the final word count when you book your spot with your deposit. We'll worry about that later.

As with all of my services,  you can send half of the payment when you send the manuscript, and the balance when I return it.

This deep discount of 50% off expires at midnight on February 14, 2017.

Book your spot today and don't miss out. This is the only time this year I will offer a sale that is So Huge.

Email me today for your quote!  sephgiron @

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year from Scarlett Editorial Services

Happy New Year from Scarlett Editorial Services!

We are here to serve you seven days a week.

If you have a question or concern about editing, drop us a line!

Now Accepting Clients!
Currently, we are booking clients for January and February. Reserve your spot early so that you don't miss out.

We never take on more clients than we can service properly so don't delay when booking your spot.

If you have a deadline, let us know.

If you don't know what kind of service you need, send us an email describing what you need and we'll help you out.  This is an easy breakdown of some of the types of editing we offer: Editorial Services

When asking for a quote, please give us a word count, genre, and if you have to meet any specific deadline.

We offer discounts when you use a combination of services such as developmental editing and copy editing. Members of the Horror Writers Association always enjoy deep discounts!

It is recommended that you hire a proofreader who isn't your developmental editor or copy editor in order to have as many eyes as possible to catch any mistakes.

Hire an Editor
There are many articles about self-publishing these days with people trying to figure out the best shortcuts and advantages. Some offer great advice, some offer not so great advice. The best advice is to hire at least one professional editor. After all, a traditional publisher would hire four or five editors to work on your book before it's released into the world. Yes, they do! There's the acquisitions editor who bought your book, a line editor, a copy editor, and a proofreader at the very least. That's not including input from the publisher, the marketing team, or even the cover artist who might have something unofficial to offer. And that's just one round. Many authors working with a publishing house go back and forth with various editors in different stages of the process several times until each word is perfect. And even then, mistakes happen, as we've all seen.

As a self-publisher, you need to provide the same professional attention to your own book. Never skimp on editing. You are competing with companies who sink thousands of dollars into a product; you need to do the same. If you can't afford to pay an editor, get a job and save up until you can.

I just read an article about someone offering to edit entire books for five bucks because she thinks it's fun and books need to be edited. Do not take this offer.What professional offers any service at all for five bucks? I'm not even talking about Fiverr, that's something different. People who offer to edit your book for free or five bucks or even fifty bucks will likely not give it the professional workout that you need. Sure a book worm can offer great advice, this is your audience and you should at least listen. However, there are things that happen under the hood that bookworms or your mom or your beta readers won't know or understand as they are not professional editors.

Real editors have to pay rent like everyone else and charge accordingly. Real editors edit for a living and therefore charge professional rates. Google the rates, real rates for real editors. Editors, like us at Scarlett Editing, who have actually taken courses, have a degree, and have years in the trenches as professional, working, good quality editors will charge rates that a lot of writers don't want to pay. However, who likes to pay for the dentist or the cleaning lady or a lawyer? An editor is the same. A professional providing a valuable service that takes years of training to achieve shouldn't give it away for five bucks or fifty.

You will see people offering editorial and proofreading services on Fiverr. On closer inspection, many of them aren't "giving it away" at all. They have figured out how to charge a living wage on Fiverr once you look at the process. Scarlett Editing is also on Fiverr (as Sephera Giron) and our rates on there are the same as when you order directly from us on here except there will never be a sale or combination of services discounts on Fiverr.

Eleven Years in the Business
We have worked with self-published authors for over eleven years and hundreds of books. We have not only watched the evolution of self-publishing but have been working in the trenches for years. We were here before it was "cool" to self-publish. We know what to look for and how to help you create a book that will be professional.

We care about your book, your hard work, and will do our best to make it shine!

Happy New Year from Scarlett Editorial Services!

Please think of us when you are looking for an editor for your next book!

sephgiron @ gmail. com