Editing for Ebooks – What Do You Think?

My name is C.B. McCullough, and I’m an author.  I began my professional writing career as a ghostwriter shortly after college.  After a couple of years spent in the workforce (with writing on the side) I dove headlong into self-publishing.

DSC_0178That was over a year ago, and I still remember my shock, when I began pricing editing services for my 170,000-word debut novel.  With all the ease and affordability of self-publishing, I was amazed to find costs skyrocketing right out of the realm of reason and into the stratosphere of wishful thinking.

And so, I’m sending out a tentative inquiry.  Self-publishing is an amazing tool.  With it, every aspiring writer with internet access and a dream has the opportunity to have his or her story heard.  I would
love you help you tell yours.  So if I were to begin an editing service, specializing in affordable editing for self-published ebooks, would anyone out there be interested?

I love writing, I love reading, and I love stories.  As an author, I know: sometimes you don’t need a pro to catch your split infinitives or rearrange your work in a top-to-bottom rewrite.  Sometimes all you need is a second pair of eyes to help spot what you may have missed.

Please let me know what you think.  For any writers out there interested, leave a comment or contact me.

PS: I’m between projects right now, so first come, first serve.  I’d love to help you with your work.

Write long and prosper.
– CB

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4 thoughts on “Editing for Ebooks – What Do You Think?

  1. Hey man this is a great idea! I too have often been flustered by the ridiculous prices of editing services when I really just need another author’s fresh perspective. We need more of this kind of service!

    1. That’s what I thought, too! Seems like something that – if I could get it off the ground – could be a big help to self-pubbers. Good to hear from you as always, Master Sarge!

  2. Having just recently self published a 180k brick, the prices were in the realm of a really good used car…and up to that of a really good NEW car…so it was friends and fellow readers who helped out for me. For a writer with disposable income, it’s a good idea…for those of us “starving artists”…not so much.

    1. Absolutely true. Self-publishing has leveled the playing field, but there are still some seriously obstacles for first-time authors. “Affordable editing” seems almost a contradiction of terms. If you’re in the market for some cheap, quality proofreading, get in touch with me! Nice to meet you, C.J.

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