Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Formatters For Hire

Continuing on with the Author Helps section on my website, I created a list of people or companies who format. Some of the names will look familiar, because they tend to do things in a similar vein. Meaning, if they edit, they may format as well.
SO, here's my list, and of course, if you can recommend someone or do it yourself, absolutely let us know in the comments section.

http://ironhorseformatting.com/pricing/ - I've heard from friends that Lee is fantastic!
LK Campbell           
http://kindleformatting.com/book/files/KindleHTMLtags.pdf- If you're interested in trying to format yourself, this has a huge amount of info in it. 
http://www.bellamediamanagement.com/   Carol Webb- also does covers
Steena Holmes at the www.theauthorsredroom.com. Also, on the right hand side are more listings for service providers.
Ted Risk- Dellaster Design
JimandZetta.com Ebook Conversion & Publishing Services
jimandzetta.com He does CS formatting and conversion for $1 per 1,000 words.
Basic Smashwords formatting blog- http://ddalglish.com/wp/?page_id=15
-http://www.reneeromance.com/#!formatting   She does covers, editing and formatting. Formats for $12 per version.
Also, check out the Women's Lit Cafe at http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/  and go to the forums area. Service providers list themselves there.

This should at least get you started. Happy writing!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

List of Editors for Hire for Indie Writers

When you self-publish, it is vitally important to present a well-crafted piece of work to the public. Self-pubbing has a negative connotation, thanks to all of the crap that's filtering onto the net that hasn't been refined or controlled in any way. If you are proud of the work, you need to take the time to make it the best it can be. Even if you are a good editor, you still need people to go over your work to spot mistakes. Below is a list of editing professionals I've compiled over the past couple of years. If you visit my website here, I have compiled a huge list with cover artists, formatters and editors.

My editors at one of my e-pubs, Kate Richards and Valerie Mann, have created an editing service called Wizards in Publishing. I can say honestly that they have made me a much better writer. And I'm so tickled they are offering this service now. They also format and upload if you need help that way.
I also have experience with The Authors Red Room. Literally, for the price I paid, 2 separate editors went over my work, and I was very pleased with the result. They had my ms turned around within just a few days.
Bev Harrison-  bevharro@bigpond.net.au   1 cent per word with $75.00 minimum fee. Although she runs specials.
Anne Victory-
Cathy Donaldson  www.cathydonaldson.net -edits
Bev Rosenbaum  www.bevkatzrosenbaum.com  does critiques
Eliza Knight  http://elizaknight.com/      
Wendy Ely-  http://creativemanuscripts.blogspot.com/ also a multi-pubbed author.
Caro Carson www.carocarson.com/ The Midnight Line editor   Has edited for Catherin Kean, Kresley Cole, Susan Grant
Blair Bancroft- editsbybff@aol.com
New as of 03-25-12
Found these on Women’s Lit CafĂ©: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com/forum/24 Huge list of editors.
http://www.kristenweber.com/faq.html - on the expensive side, but Big 6 experience.

This is not a comprehensive list, of course. These are just names that I've run across or heard people using. Be sure to investigate any service provider as thoroughly as you can.
If you have a suggestion, please please leave a comment with your recommendation.