Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Back to Work

It's a relief to be home! Thanks to all who sent thoughts and energy to me, this was definitely more than I expected. Whew! Glad that's done.  All surgeries went well, and within a few weeks I'll feel like a whole new person.  :O)

Took a couple of days to vegetate, and now I'm back to editing.  Normal will be nice when it get here, if I can recognize it!

Almost finished with a book that I will be writing a review for, and a beta read. Have to get back to my edit, though, I feel it pulling...terrific story, I'll tell you all about it in a bit.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's all about me.

In June of 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent that year and most of the next at war with myself. The year 2011 was mostly in and out of hospitals—chemo, a heart attack, and a mastectomy. Then into 2012 there was radiation and finally double knee joint replacement. In the middle of all of this, just before the knee surgery, I started Dragonfly Editing, which has been such a blessing to me, there is nothing like reading to take your mind off things you don't want to think about. I have to thank all of the amazing authors who have helped me through this. You didn't know you were helping, but believe me, you were! And you continue to help. I am so thankful there are people who can't stop writing, the way I can't stop reading!

On Tuesday I finally will have my reconstruction surgery and that, hopefully, will be the last time. Though I'll be in hospital for a week, I'll have my laptop with me! I can't stop reading just as I can't stop breathing. Editing is like breathing mountain-top air... Bonus!

Many thanks to all 'my' authors for trusting me with their creations. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


In June there will be an increase in my rates. No need to panic, they aren't going up much. I will always keep my rates low.   :0) 

Anyone who books a date before June 1, no matter what the date in 2013, will receive the current rate:
Proofreading-Cost  $1.00 per thousand words
Copy Editing-Cost $2.50 per thousand words

Anyone who books a date after June 1 will pay the new rate.

Here is a list of the upcoming changes and the services for each:

Proofreading  -  Cost  $2.00 per thousand words  (up by $1.00/1000 words)
There will be a $20.00 minimum fee for MS 10,000 words or less.
v  Correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 
v  Correcting incorrect word usage (such as the use of accept and except).
v  Ensuring consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, and capitalization.
v  Adding punctuation in order to eliminate confusion and to improve readability.

Copy Editing  -  Cost $3.00 per thousand words  (up by $0.50/1000 words)
v  Proofreading services.
v  Checking for consistency in descriptions.
v  Improving the flow of text rather than simply ensuring correct usage and grammar.
v  Moving sentences to improve readability.
v  Offering alternatives, rather than simply flagging problems.
v  Watching for over-used vocabulary, offering alternatives that improve the message while retaining the style of speech.

Also, (effective immediately) I will be happy to do general formatting for an additional fee of $20.00/per manuscript.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Megan Duncan - Falling From Eternity

This story is so unlike Duncan’s other paranormal stories, and begins to show her range of writing. It is also different from other love stories that I have read in that, while there is indeed love and romance, what I take away from it is a sadness that hints of possible redemption and retribution. This book could be a stand-alone, however, it leaves me hoping there will be a sequel or a series, something that will allow Will and Autumn to experience the happy ever after that the reader has come to wish for the two. I recommend this book for its readability, story-line and character development. Megan Duncan is a very talented writer.

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Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year...I hope 2013 brings you all health and prosperity!