Writing Books/request to edit travel text.
hi. thanks in advance for your time.
could you refer me to a writer (possibly adventure travel) who can edit my site text?
it's a relatively small project and i can
pay a fee.
Your query represents a conflict of interest for me. I cannot - in good conscience - refer you to another edting group. Neither should I sell you my group's services when I am here to 'mentor' or give my knowledge freely to the literary community I have been a part of for over thirty years. However, allow me to mention that a fine place to begin your search for a legitimate editor is The Editorial Freelancers Association out of New York. Their web site is http://www.the-efa.org/
. Other than being a past member, I have no connection to the organization and receive no remuneration from them.
I will also offer you the following important general information:
A legitimate editor will offer, without being asked, a complete list of references with contact information; a contract spelling out the services you expect to receive; and a not to be exceeded price quote before the job begins. Editors have two ways of calculating fees. The first is hourly. The second is per page ( a page of text runs between 250 and 275 words). Try to negotiate a per page agreement.
Best of luck to you!
M.L. Max Roth, Executive Editor
The Success Trust Literary Family
"Educating the client is job-one."