As of today, I’m extending my services as an editor to the public. I’ve done it for a few friends for their original works, and they tell me they found it very helpful.
Here’s what I do. Not only do I read your work and offer comments and edits as I can (as an editor would), but then I also write up an analysis of your work, identifying your themes and motifs, outline the plot arc (identifying what works and what doesn’t), your characters’ development arcs, and offer insight on the story as a cohesive whole.
Think of it as a dissertation a graduate student would write for their literature course–except it’s on your story. This will give you a unique view on the inner workings of your story that you may not have been aware of previously.
To get this gig off the ground, I’m offering these services at $1.50 per 1,000 words. (I’m putting a minimum of $10 on it though. And yes, that does mean that I do short stories!) I accept payments through paypal, because frankly, it’s super easy.
If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story’s title, genre, synopsis, and length. I’m only take a few projects right now, so I should have a relatively quick turn around time–which I will estimate for you in my return email.
Also, as a final note, I will accept submissions of every fictional genre except poetry. This has nothing to do with poets, and everything to do with the fact I have absolutely no talent in poetry, and even the simplest rhymes awe and stupefy me. I literally can offer no useful insight on poetry beyond “Oh wow! It’s so pretty! I LOVE IT YAY! :D” Which isn’t useful to you at all.
(However, if you do have a poem or two, I may know a few people that can help. I can get you in contact with them, if you really need a poetry edit).
Thank you all very much! I look forward to seeing what you guys have!