On A Budget?

If you’re looking for professional editing services but facing down an indie budget, I can help.

I started Eclectic Editing with an eye towards supporting the under-served author.

While I have great respect for the publishing industry, I was really frustrated by the fact that there were great authors out there who couldn’t catch a break–and couldn’t get access to the professional-grade editorial support that comes along with a big publisher.

Now, with the indie publishing revolution, all that has changed. Publishing houses are no longer the gatekeepers they once were, and indie authors have broken into the bestseller lists in all genres.

Still, it’s pretty clear that it’s hard to stand out in a saturated market unless your work is really polished. Most successful indie authors have admitted to using editing services, and a professional editor can really take your book from good to great. But I also know this: for some indie authors, plunking down cash for editing services out-of-pocket is just not a possibility.

And that’s where my budget-conscious offer comes in.

I want to work with indie authors who are absolutely committed to putting out the best work they can–whether or not they can afford my editorial costs. If you’re ready for the world to read your book, and the only thing that’s standing between you and success is the cost of an edit, I want you to tell me why I should work with you.

Some things to be aware of: 

  • I’m not giving away my work for free. I’m willing to reduce my editing costs substantially, but I expect some financial compensation for my time.
  • Budget editing does not happen on a deadline. If you’re looking for editing work on a schedule, this is not the option for you. If we work together in this capacity, I will do my best work for you, but my full-price-paying clients will come first.
  • I expect you to pay the kindness forward. If we work together and you love my work, tell others about it. If you have an opportunity to help another indie author (or, hell, your grandma), do it.
  • This is not an option for everyone. There’s one or two of these slots available a month–perhaps fewer. If it’s a busy month (or I’ve taken on a few larger projects) I’ll be sure to let you know after you email me.

I can’t offer everyone my budget rates. But I do want to give back to the indie community where I can, and if this offer allows you to consider my services when you wouldn’t otherwise be able to, let’s talk.