Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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 work in all genres with all levels of authors!
Contact us for a quote today! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, February 12, 2017
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 email@example.com 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 @ gmail.com
Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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