Grammar Editor For Hire PLUS A Kindle Touch Giveaway
I love indie authors. I love indie authors so much I’d make out with every one of you with fervor and gentleness. You guys are what makes reading worthwhile. You’re brave, you’re tenacious, and you have a story to tell.
And some of you need help. Like, some serious editing help. I’m telling you this with all the love in my heart, because I want to help you. Or more specifically, you need my help, and I want to help you.
I’m kind of, sort of, a self-appointed Grammar Policewoman. It’s something I inherited from my father that was honed into near perfection during my stint in graduate school. My zeal for grammar near-perfection is somewhat of an annoying quality, so I want to turn that annoyance into a convenience for writers and readers.
I’m offering my services.
I want to use my keen grammar-error-catching eye into something you indies can use. USE ME. I’m kind of begging here, not so much as an editor but as a reader. Some people may read straight through a book, never noticing or caring about a single punctuation error or misspelling.
But the people like us? We’re out there. We care. We want to read your books without our critical eye. We don’t want to get stuck reading “your” where it should have been “you’re” in the middle of an emotional love scene. That kind of thing will put an ice pack right over our nethers faster than you can say “their” instead of “there.”
Everyone needs an editor. Even this post was edited, not by me, but by someone I trust to have my grammatical back. I’d like to be the one you turn to after you’ve penned your deepest, most heartfelt emotions.
I’m not a story editor; I am a grammar editor. I won’t read your story and tell you to delete a scene or put more emotion into a character’s flashback. I’ll read your story and tell you where you should put a comma instead of a semicolon and put a period inside a quote instead of outside.
I’m damn good at what I do, and I have a fancy master’s degree in education to back me up. I’m not perfect; no one is, not even Oprah. You’ll get my best Grammar Policewoman eye on your story, giving you notes on a sentence that may need to be re-worded, where to put a comma, and to always always use “a lot.”
–Alice Clayton, Bestselling Author of The Redhead Series and Wallbanger
Authors and Publicists: Hire me. Use me. I’m yours for the taking.
Contact me here for more information on what I can do for you:
I love you, and I love my Kindle. Lucky me, I have an extra Kindle Touch. Lucky you, I’m giving it away.
The original Kindle Of Ill Repute (that very one right there —>) is up for grabs to one of you super special reader-friends. Yes, it’s used. No, it’s not abused. And no, it doesn’t come filled with all the books I’ve read over the last year-plus that I’ve owned it. (Sorry, but I’d like to stay on the good side of the authors and publishers I support by not pirating their lovely works.) It does have some wear on the front of the bottom left corner, but when you hold it, you’ll know that’s exactly where my left thumb sat for over a year. It’s this Kindle Touch Wi-Fi, just without the special offers.
Also because I love you, I’m giving away $25 worth of Kindle books and/or print books to another lucky winner.
Giveaway is open to anyone and everyone (where the law says you can enter giveaways – I don’t even know where there is a place that giveaway entries aren’t allowed – in case you live there, your entries aren’t allowed I guess) who enters below.
Enter daily using the several ways listed below between now and February 14, 2013.
Happy VD everyone! And happy smutting!