5 Responses to “Teaching Tuesday: Professional Editing Services”

  1. Meljean May 8, 2007 at 2:06 PM #

    Great post. I recently came across someone offering editing services, and was just taken completely aback by the price they’d quoted per page. It was unbelievable — especially as the qualifications were not equally astounding … actually, not worth mentioning at all.

    If someone has the time and money, that thousand dollars is much better spent taking a grammar/editing class at a local college, and brushing up those skills if the sixth draft is still in bad shape. It takes longer, but might be worth it in the long run.

  2. FerfelaBat May 8, 2007 at 2:09 PM #

    You may have answered this in a previous post but what style (Chicago, Strunk, etc) does Samhain use?

  3. Angie May 8, 2007 at 2:28 PM #

    We use mostly CMoS. Strunk and White is a little too rigid for my tastes. There are a few issues that we don’t go by CMoS on, but there aren’t alot.

  4. Jane May 8, 2007 at 3:04 PM #

    I saw one requiring a payment of $2.00 per page for critiquing. Is that the same thing as editing? I thought it was outrageous. Sometimes authors are really being taken advantage of . . . then again, every author is an adult and if she wants to spend her money that way, it’s her business. But it seems crazy to me.

  5. Angie May 8, 2007 at 3:08 PM #

    Without seeing a description of the services, I can only guess, but critiquing probably means reading the whole book and giving feedback on the plot, characters, story, etc. Some critiques include feedback on the writing as well, some do not. The difference from editing services is that most of the provide line edits/help cleaning up the writing in addition to the critique. And some do only the technical stuff, no critique included. Each service is individual.

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