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Raw Book Editing typically works with fiction writers of the romance, paranormal and urban fantasy genres. We offer quick turnaround times and honest feedback on all projects. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and understanding of the English language.

Long time, No post

When I got this site up and running, I knew I would be terrible at remembering to update it and add posts. I had lofty goals and thoughts of reviews, grammar tips and posts about the writing and publishing world in general.
Obviously, those goals were shot when I left the site hanging for months and months. I'm a bit better at updating my Facebook page, but not by much.
The truth is I don't want to update a website constantly. I like to read books, talk books, edit books and be with my people. If it's outside of that, I tend to slack and put things off.  
We've recently updated our proofreading prices. These prices make it a great deal if you want to clean up a back catalog, or if you're not super thrilled with the lack of polish another editor provided. The new prices are by length and the turnaround for a proofread is still less than 4 days.
Rather than charge by the page like our other services, proofreading will be charged based on word count as follows: Up to 5…
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I caved!

I now have a business page on Facebook. I tried to resist having another thing to admin, but Facebook made a page for me and kept pestering me to update it. In an effort to be more social and hopefully fill some holes in my editing schedule, I did it. I have a Facebook page. Now I'll just have to remember to post on it often. Come see me there and tell your friends!
Watch for a special deal on proofreading back catalog books!

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Will Edit for Food

After a light summer workload, I am ready to be busy again! The kids are back in school and my days are free to work. And I want to work! I love helping authors perfect a story. Errors literally make me twitch when I come across them while reading or just out in the world and I get a sick thrill out of eliminating mistakes. Sort of like an exterminator for bad grammar.
The roster of authors I work with has changed some in recent months and I find myself with openings where I am normally up to my eyeballs in books to edit. I have some big changes pending in my personal life and keeping busy in my work life would be a relief. Current clients get discounts on their next project when they refer someone who signs a contract with me. And I don't mind one-offs. Your editor is overbooked or sick? Hit me up and let's discuss getting your project done and published!
Have an already published work that needs a spit-shine and polish (aka proofreading)? I offer special rates for already pu…

I wrote a book, now what?

Getting an idea from head to paper/screen is the biggest hurdle in the writing game. If you've done that, then you're well on your way to having a book to show for it. Well done, you. Just remember, a first draft is NOT what should be sent to an editor. That would be a waste of time and money. The web is full of grammar and editing help sites.  Find a process that works for you and get that draft cleaned up until it represents the best of your abilities. Use beta readers, critique partners, whoever can remain neutral and honest with you about what they're reading. Make that manuscript shine.
To assist my clients with the self-editing process, I provide a checklist with some general advice and also custom items on the list that pertain to an author's specific quirks and habits. And I have seen an improvement in quality from authors who use the checklists. Do what works for you, but find ways to improve your craft. Ernest Hemingway said, "We are all apprentices in a…

Woohoo, the site is live!

A new site is here thanks to Parajunkee over at Parajunkee Design for all her hard work. She knows I am not the most tech-savvy, but that I do appreciate pretty things. And isn't the site pretty? Raw Book Editing was originally a hobby on the back of my old review blog, Raw Books, but when editing far surpassed the amount of time I had to devote to editing AND reviewing, Raw Books fell to the wayside. I give major props to book bloggers. It is a lot of time, money, and effort to keep one running successfully.
This site is primarily for my editing business, but you will see some reviews and thoughts on what I've been reading along the way. I also hope to post weekly writing tips based on what I see my clients need refreshers on in their work. I am a firm believer in continuing education. I don't care what field a person is in; everyone has room for improvement. I tell my children often, "If you're not growing, you're dying." And that applies to writers, e…

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