In November 2012, I posted here to start a group of volunteer editors for my second book, Courted by Karma. My hopes were that a few people would enjoy being involved in the creative process of writing a book with me and we’d have some fun. My offer was to accredit the people volunteering as Contributing Editors on the books they’ve edited. Also, I offered to gift them an eBook and/or signed paperback upon completion.
As a self-published writer, I can never have too many people giving me feedback. There’s nothing fancy about qualifying to be a volunteer editor, although I’ve lucked out. The group I have are a smart bunch from locations across the country. They’re of all ages, all walks of life, and are all leading busy lives that make me incredibly humble they’ve offered their valuable time to support me. Of course, they do all have one thing in common–they love to read!
The only “credentials” I need is that you will love to give your advice on making my books better and/or want to get your mitts dirty line editing to correct my mistakes.
If you think volunteer editing with me on the next book project sounds interesting, post a comment below or send me an email. I respond to all inquiries.
10/07/13 Update: Thanks to the people recently responding to this post. I think I’ve contacted you all in regards to my next book. If I’ve missed anybody, please shoot me an email because we are beginning soon. ;}
9/27/14 Update: To all the people that offered to help edit the next Anabel book project over the past 3-4 months: You have not been forgotten! At the start of writing Adieu to Destiny, Volume IV, I had intentions to contact the people who’d written in to me with an interest in volunteer editing. Due to unexpected tight publishing deadlines, I’ve been a crazy madwoman. I wasn’t able to take advantage of any of your kind offers like I’d hoped. I’ve kept your emails on file, in case any of you are still interested to help on my next book project. Again, thank you for volunteering.