***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.***
Free, of course!
Simply send me a copy of your book/story! Any format is fine, although a MOBI copy via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 low rating (2 stars or less), I will often 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 2021, 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: £25.70 per hour
Proof read and copy editing: £29.90 per hour
Substantial editing / rewriting: £34.40 per hour
These prices are in line with the minimum rates recommended by the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.
These prices apply to the initial read-through and I am happy to answer any further questions you may have after receiving my feedback.
For any additional work after that, a small further charge may apply.
Please contact me for further details!