Review Policy and other services

***Please note – I am temporarily closed to new review requests, due to a backlog and ill health.  I am working hard to improve this situation and hope to reopen to new requests as soon as possible.  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause in the meantime.***

 

Book reviews

Free, of course!

Simply send me a copy of your book/story!  Any format is fine, although a MOBI copy via email to bookshineandreadbows@outlook.com  or a paperback to my home address (available on request) is preferable if possible.

I accept any style/genre/length.

My current turnaround is anywhere between 2-4 months (eek!), as I have a long waiting list and other commitments.  However if you have a specific deadline in mind, I do try to be accommodating wherever possible and am often open to negotiation and a bit of juggling around!

Once read I will post my review to my blog and that will automatically upload it to my Facebook and Twitter pages.  I am happy to tag author/publisher on request and include any relevant tags you like (eg book title, character name, genre type).  I will also copy the main text of the review to Amazon (UK and US), and Goodreads, with a rating for those sites.

I have seen some discussion recently around the posting, or not, of negative reviews.  I will always post an honest review and rating for a book, as I have a responsibility to other readers to do so.  If I find that a book is likely to be a very low rating (2 stars or less), I will contact the author directly to feed back my concerns before posting any review to my blog or other sites.  I consider 3* to be a good review, 4* to be very good, and 5* to be superlative.

 

Proofreading and copy/content editing

Please note that I have updated my rates for 2020, in line with industry standards, but am happy to discuss with repeat customers and negotiate a reduced rate, as my previous charges were so much lower.  Obviously, any work already booked/quoted will be at the price we agreed!

Jobs to be negotiated on an individual basis dependant on the length of manuscript and level of work required, but a general guide to my rates is as follows:

Beta read:  £10.00 per hour
Proof read:  £25.00 per hour
Proof read & copy editing:  £29.10 per hour
Substantial editing / rewriting:  £33.50 per hour
These prices are in line with the minimum rates recommended by the Society of Editors and Proofreaders.
These prices apply to the initial read-through and I am happy to answer any further questions you may have after my feedback.
For any additional reads / work after that, a small further charge would apply.

Please contact me for further details!

 

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Email:  bookshineandreadbows@outlook.com

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