I’ve written about my editor, Rachel Small, before and told you all just how wonderful she is in this blog post I first published in July, 2011: I ♥ My Editor! then reblogged several times. Rachel and I have worked together on my writing for quite some time now and I’ve always been more than happy with our relationship. Rachel makes me look good! I have also referred a number of friends and colleagues to Rachel and they report back that she has been totally professional and fair in everything she does.
So consider this an extra shout-out for a woman who continues to do an ace job and is a good friend, to boot! As well as the usual editing services Rachel offers book authors and publishers, she also edits for columnists, businesses, and bloggers, and will edit your newsletters, too!
From Rachel: I provide blog-editing services to both up-and-coming and established bloggers. The first blog edit (up to 1000 words) is free, so you can get a sense of my style and I can get a sense of yours. I charge a flat fee for a set number of blogs per month. Please contact me if you’re interested in working together.
Now, you may think, “It’s only a blog post. What does it matter if there are a few typos or missed words, or if some punctuation is incorrectly placed? Why hire an editor to edit my blog posts?” Well, it’s true, you don’t require an editor for blogging – if you don’t care what you’re putting out there in the blogoshere. But you should care that anything you write and send out into the world be as perfect as possible. Not all of you have a friend such as I who sends hurried emails pointing out you’ve made an error in your copy. In fact, if you’re not already a personal friend and I find too many typos in your blog posts, I’ll be more likely to stop reading your blog altogether. Now, I’m only one reader (granted, a nit-picky one), but imagine this is the one blog post you’ve written that attracts the attention of an agent, or a publisher, or a customer who is interested in whatever it is you are selling … Wouldn’t you want the assurance that what they read is error-free – that everything you post is error-free? This, my friends, is the reason why we all – every writer out there – need editors!
If you’re interested in speaking with Rachel about her services, please check out her website for more information and a contact link. And tell her that Susan M. Toy sent you!