Yesterday – all my troubles seemed so far away . . .
Well, the proof is back and it’s time to start making the corrections.
Which actually, I am super excited about because my sister, Barb found a million grammar and other mistakes! That means she knows what she is doing. I know – authors are supposed to be super grammar stars but I have a grammar deficit disorder. No matter how many times I study my grammar books and get new ones and study them – somehow – it doesn’t override my “I wanna write this this way” syndrome. So to find that my two sisters are on top of my Grammar Goofs is a very awesome thing.
And they don’t charge me. I suppose if I actually made money with this writing game that might be under further discussion. And really, if I actually did make money I would be first in line to pay the standard rate of proofing which can be as much as .02 to .14 cents a word. Which in my case would be a low of $696.02 to $4,876.00.
So I will make the changes and sweet Barb has said she will reproof when I am done – so will do that. Editing and editing and editing again are all part of what I know it takes to put out a good book. I want to give my book every chance of success so I’m in for the full game.
It does show though why many self-published authors need to find work-a-rounds for editing. I did pay almost $300 for a content editing using Chris Eboch and that was definitely worth every penny. You can find cheaper editors using Fiverr.com or other freelance sites. It’s a risk – but sometimes on low budgets we have to take those kind of risks. In my case I knew that I couldn’t afford not to have a content editor and when I got the results back from Chris I was more than convinced I had made the right decision.
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