- Go to Fiverr.
- Search for Editing.
- Pay around five bucks per 2,000 words you have to edit.
- Release a book free of typos and stupid grammatical errors.
- Retire to your own private island.
For my work, time was not of the essence, so the message sent to my preferred editor was a request for a little more editing done at a much slower rate. In my case it was edit 12,000 words over a week at a ‘buy five get one free’ rate. Of the two editors priced this way, one was going on vacation and wasn’t taking orders over 2,000 words, and the other accepted within eight hours. Deal.
That may not be fair, and may be a bit sexist, but for a quick job like this, it’s as good a reason as any. In the end, that strategy worked out great. The editing was solid, and professional, and he will be getting more work from me in the future.
His name is daveyboy312005. Here’s his Fiverr profile. If you have any editing work, you should throw it his way – you won’t regret it.
Sidebar: No blog posts were edited in the creation of this blog. I pay for editing only when I charge for my writing.