So, uh, I officially started offering some book editing services.
And I’m utterly terrified the attempt will fail and I’ll crash and burn horribly. But I think I’m up to the task. I wouldn’t have done this, if I thought otherwise.
As things stand, I’m unemployed due to currently-undiagnosed disability, and a second source of household income would be very helpful in improving quality of life and hanging onto the health I have. I’ve been tossing this idea back and forth for a while, unsure whether there was any point, unsure whether I could handle it, but I’ve crunched the numbers and reviewed the scenarios and I’m 100% sure I can do something that can help authors bringing out the best version of their work.
One of the reasons I am unemployed is that my health at the moment is variable. I could most likely work 35-40 hours a week, but the problem is that I wouldn’t get to dictate those hours. Sometimes I’m up all night and sleep during the day, sometimes my sleep schedule looks like a typical person’s, sometimes I end up sleeping in 2-4 hour chunks multiple times a day. For some odd reason, your typical employer liked their employees to be reliable and adhere to standard assigned hours, and I can’t do that at the moment.
But being awake in the middle of the night doesn’t stop me from being able to edit someone’s book. And the motivation of actual employment that can improve my circumstances is pretty sizable in helping overcome fatigue and a lack of motivation to, say, read for pleasure, or play video games.
So yeah, do take a look at my editing info page, and if what you see works for you in regard to something you’ve written, then shoot me an email and we can discuss things further.