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Monday, May 23, 2011

Eric's hospital bill

I was eight weeks early. I weighed four pounds and spent the first three weeks of my life in an incubator. So I'm posting this for little Eric, six and a half weeks early. A premature child often has more issues than a child born on time, and can represent a special set of challenges for parents, especially new parents. Please consider helping them, even if you've only got a dollar.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011


I am an editor and I am looking for freelance work. Read on! Contact me at surrya @

--I am experienced! I am an editor for Candlemark & Gleam, an e-book publisher specializing in cross genre speculative fiction. I've also done editing work on literary fiction, but fiction with some element of the fantastic is what I want to handle. I DO read erotica and other adult works as well, as long as there's some magic!

--I want to keep my rates low, because I want to reach out to my community and be affordable to people looking to self publish or indie publish. Currently I'm charging ten dollars an hour.

--I will edit your first ten pages for free, so you can get a sense of my style, which is forthright but kind. I edit for content and also do line editing, and prefer to do them both at once.

--My turn around time for a full novel is approximately two weeks. A novella, around a week. A short story can be as quick as a day or two. This may vary depending on your project.

When you send me your piece, please include a plot summary. Also include as many supplemental materials as you can. What are supplemental materials? They can include the following: the blurb, the expanded synopsis, and themes. This helps me understand your writing goals. Please tell me your publishing goals as well, so we can work towards them together.

When it is time for payment, I will send you an invoice for your records. I prefer money orders or Paypal.

If issues arise:

If you discover that you do not prefer my style, you are free to go elsewhere with no hard feelings. However, I will ask for payment for any pages already edited.

Remember that I will not re-do my edits simply because you don't agree with them.

References: Please feel free to contact vivienweaver @