Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

I can edit your shorter pieces too, you know

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.”

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8 comments on “I can edit your shorter pieces too, you know

  1. pinklightsabre
    March 16, 2017

    Cool, great news for Phillip too…good to know. Nice to hear from Indie-Scribable as always.

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 16, 2017

      🎶Feelers … nothing more than (marketing) feelers … 🎶

  2. Phillip McCollum
    March 16, 2017

    Thank you for the kind words and fantastic editing work, Kevin! Hopefully, the anthology editorial team feels it’s a good fit for the book.

    Everyone else, Kevin is the real deal when it comes to helping out his fellow writers. I can’t recommend his services enough.

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 16, 2017

      Much appreciated, Phillip! Hoping for good things with the Gold Rush tale. 😉

  3. Woebegone but Hopeful
    March 17, 2017

    Just what I was looking for!
    Noted in My Favourites (Writing Sub-File) for the future.

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 17, 2017

      Excellent! I’ll bone up on my British spellings in the meantime … 😉

      • Woebegone but Hopeful
        March 17, 2017

        So will I 😃

  4. Kevin Brennan
    March 18, 2017

    Reblogged this on Indie-Scribable.

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