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Five steps to reduce your editing costs

As an indie writer, chances are you’re on a tight budget, and editing can be a major expense, in some cases the biggest expense you will incur as a self-publisher. Luckily, there are ways for you to lower that bill without compromising on quality.

Editors charge either by the word or the hour, but either way the more work they have to do, the more you pay. I charge by the word, but I will adjust my fee based on a sample edit of your manuscript; the worse shape it is in, the higher the quote. An editor who charges by the hour Read More


What my clients say

WertmanMichelle was amazing! I hired her because her sample edit was head and shoulders above the ones I got back from the other copyeditors I contacted. She returned my full manuscript with effective changes to my prose and incredibly thoughtful comments. And ahead of schedule yet!  – Janet Wertman, Jane the Quene

Floyd3Michelle did a fantastic job editing my first two books, and I was extremely impressed with not only her meticulous attention to detail on the copy edits, but also her many wise suggestions and insights in her story edit reports. Her edits drastically improved each book while preserving my individual voice and writing style. I was further impressed with her exceptional professionalism and quick turnaround time, and I will not hesitate to contact Michelle again for my next book! – Nicholas Floyd, Seven Nights with Ayahuasca and You Can’t Spell Tokyo Without K.O.

LlewellynI have had the privilege of working with Michelle Demers on two of my self-published books. Her work is truly outstanding. Michelle is a perceptive, knowledgeable editor with a sharp eye for detail. Whether it is a point of grammar, punctuation or questions of general structure, her advice proved invaluable. In addition, she is a fast, precise and thorough ebook convertor. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to explore the fascinating world of epublishing. – Evan Llewellyn, Whaddya Mean a Year in Provence? and My Own Damn Camino

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