Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
This couldn’t hurt. You’re getting a short story ready to submit to a contest or an anthology and you think maybe it could use a little brush-up or some tweaking. Or maybe you think it’s perfect but you don’t want to miss any errant errors that could get it dismissed by the judges and editors.
Let Indie-Scribable have a crack at it.
Recently I copyedited a story by friend of the blog, Phillip McCollum, who is getting the piece ready to submit to an anthology of stories set in California called It’s All in the Story (being put together by the Southern California Writer’s Association). I was more than delighted to receive a very well-written story and was able to finish the edit in just a couple of days, thanks to Phillip’s skills, plus it didn’t hurt that the story is set in my very neck of the woods — Gold Country. (He’s a Gold Rush aficionado.)
I tagged him for $30, and he was so pleased he wrote this testimonial up for me:
Upon completing several drafts of a short story, I felt all of the major pieces were in their right places, but I knew that making the work submission-ready would require the fine eye (and virtual red pen!) of a professional editor. Kevin Brennan brings that professionalism and immense value to writers of every stripe. In addition to suggesting alternatives to poor word choice and correcting punctuation issues, he suggested some changes to timing and tense which made the story flow so much better. Quick, hire him before he realizes he’s undercharging!
So, Indie-Scribable isn’t just for novels. Stories, story collections, essays, longer blog posts, book synopses — I’ll go for it. And don’t forget that my rates are highly competitive and based on word count and level of editing. Simple proofreading is just $2.50 per 250-word page.
Thanks, Phillip! It was a pleasure working on “The Preacher’s Wife.”