Archive | November 2016

Working with an editor 1: How do I request a quote from an editor or proofreader? #amwriting

LibroEditing proofreading, editing, transcription, localisation

handshakeA large number of people get in touch with me every week to ask for a quote for editing or proofreading. I’ve put together these guidelines for contacting me for a price and turnaround quote, but it would apply to most editors and proofreaders I know, with a few tweaks here and there.

Sending me all this information in one go won’t give you a price decrease or a quicker turnaround if we end up making an agreement, but it will make the process easier and quicker – for both of us.

What does your prospective editor need to know?

This is what I need you to send to me in order to be able to give you a fair price and turnaround quote:

  • Is the material a book or something else (a website, advertising material, etc.)?
  • If it’s a book, is it fiction or non-fiction?
  • What is it, generally…

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Guest author: Andrew Joyce – Life Giver

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dawn-004Life Giver

Once upon a time, I spoke with God. It was a short conversation and He did most of the talking.

I swear this is all true. Here is an abbreviated version of that event.

The year was 1968. I was eighteen years old. I was in the desert of Arizona, hitchhiking back home to Miami from California when, late in the afternoon, an old, blue pickup truck stopped and offered me a ride. The man driving was an Apache Indian just a few years older than I. His name was Jimmy. And seeing as how it was getting late, he invited me to spend the night with him on the reservation.

After we ate, we walked out into the dark desert and sat upon a small hillock, looking west to where the sky was an electric orange as the sun kissed the earth. I laid back and closed…

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This entry was posted on November 23, 2016. 2 Comments

#Westerns, buffalo chips, and dogs. #Bookreview YELLOW HAIR #SundayBlogShare @huckfinn76

Brilliant interview with Andrew Joyce and Danny the Dog. What a wonderful start to my day!

Shared this review on Facebook..thanks, Barb, for another thoughtful review of Andrew Joyce’s masterpiece. I think, given any stroke of luck at all, this will be “A” masterpiece, because it should not belong to Andrew Joyce alone.

Barb Taub

Interview with Andrew Joyce. And Danny the Dog.

Today, we’re sitting down with the authors Andrew Joyce and Danny the Dog for a joint interview. Andrew is the author of Yellow Hair and Danny writes a monthly column to keep his legions of fans informed as to his latest adventures. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Thank you for agreeing to do this interview.

AJ: It’s a pleasure to be here.

DtD: Me too . . . I guess.

Tell me a little about yourselves and your backgrounds?

AJ: I’m a writer, which surprises me greatly. For the first three years of my writing career, I never referred to myself as a writer. It was only when the royalties started coming in and I could quit my day job that I dared think of myself as such.

dannyDanny the Dog.

DtD: I’m a dog.


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This entry was posted on November 20, 2016. 2 Comments

The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

One *might* consider these pet rocks…if one were a feline at least. Many very Dali-ish–all very cool…enjoy!



In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks) and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces.

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Advice for Writers from a Reader Who Loves to Support Writers: Guest Chris Graham (TSRA)

Sage advice from our favorite ape…..writers take note. I have the same “gripes” about spelling and flow, and I would add punctuation. These three things, if not done correctly, can take away from an otherwise wonderful story. Anyway, love this post, thanks, Chris. And thanks to Rachael for bringing it to us!

Rachael Ritchey

Hey all! Happy day! I’m so excited to introduce to you (and you to) Chris Graham aka The Story Reading Ape as a guest on the blog. Chris is a super supporter of authors and if you haven’t you’d do well to swing over and follow his blog. Chris offers so many free services to authors as well as helping with book design. He’s encouraging and helpful, scowering the world of blogs for worthwhile information to share too. I appreciate his hard work and his dedication, not to mention his insights. And today he’s here to answer some questions and offer some helpful advice.

Thanks for coming over Chris!

Chris Graham, Guest to the blog:

My thanks to Rachael for her kind offer to post an article from me – also for the challenge she set me for the topic:

  • From a reader standpoint, offer some advice, maybe something…

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This entry was posted on November 14, 2016. 2 Comments

Zoe Meets Burt…

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Zoe Meets Burt

Hello dear fans and friends. Zoe here. As you may or may not know, last month I went on a little trip. Since I didn’t have time to write a story before I left, I asked my friend, Burt, to entertain you in my place, but, as promised, I am back!

First, for those who don’t know me, my name is Zoe. I’m a cat writer. Don’t misunderstand. I am not a human named Zoe who writes about cats. I am a cat named Zoe who writes about humans. Sometimes. Other times I write about my adventures or whatever else is on my mind.

Since I had Burt take my place last month—and because his story My Name is Burt was so <ahem> popular—I may as well tell you how we met. Get it out of the way, if you know what I mean. As it happens…

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