Thursday, December 4, 2014

Where to Find an Editor?!?

Alright, I'm getting quite serious about this all now, guys. As you perhaps know, I've recently finished writing my Christian allegory/fantasy novel, Silver Rose, and have been editing it. I've done a few edits, and am feeling really good about the things I fixed. My mom also went over it. But I've still been really nervous at the thought of publishing Silver Rose. I want it to be perfect, you know. What about all those little grammar mistakes that my mom and I missed? What if something doesn't flow but I just can't see it? What if it doesn't come together in a satisfactory way? So I was kind of at a stand-still.

However, I got a call from a lovely friend of mine, and she's been really encouraging, along with a lot of my other friends. Some of them have even proposed to raise some money to help me get this project going. I'm feeling so blessed!! :) :) Praise God!! :) I was really wanting a more professional editor, but just didn't feel I had the extra money. (Plus I'm needing an adequate cover-making program). So anyway, now I have some help, for which I'm extremely grateful.

Getting to the point of this post, I would like to know where to find a suitable editor. I'm looking for someone to do just basic editing (correcting grammar etc.) and then like writing down suggestions such as: "reword this because I felt it broke the flow of the story" or "This was hard to understand; explain better" or "this character felt a little flat..."
So not wild critiquing. It's my story. A story from my heart. I want it to stay that way. But I would appreciate someone pointing out little things I missed, to help me polish for publishing!!

So yes. If any of you seasoned authors out there have any suggestions, I would be very interested to hear them. I have no idea who would be a good choice, and what the process of sending your story to someone to be edited looks like.

Thanks!! :) Hoping everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. Now looking forward to Christmas, :)


  1. So I typed a very long detailed comment about this and the comment form says it's too long or something... Figures. :P I guess I will email you instead. :)

    1. Haha, yeah, it happens! Lol. So I got your message and am very excited! :) :)

  2. Well, I'm definitely no seasoned author :) But I've heard some wonderful things about Nadine Brandes' editing service. She's an author herself - you've probably heard of her new release, A Time to Die, which is an amazing book. She has many different packages to choose from, depending on what you want to spend.

    1. Well, you definitely are more so than I am! :) :) Thanks so much for the suggestion! I have heard of A Time to Die, which I am so excited to read, by the way! It does look amazing! :)
      I will check out Nadine Brandes' services.... thanks again, Ashlee!!