Seeking short stories

Are you a fan of fiction? Do you crave crime? Are you flavoured by forensics? Do things have to appear sane in your membrane?
Yes? Then there is exciting news for you from our cosy corner of the world…
We are seeking submissions for our first collection of short stories (and chapter teases) written by authors and readers just like you…
Many are EconomyEdits clients, but everyone is welcome.
Already on board are Geraldine Evans, Iris Blobel, Tony Dews, Melissa Leibfritz, David A. Eddy, John Reti, Kat Bussell, myself and others.
If you are interested in hearing more, and/or want to be considered, please send me a query at:
We would love to hear from you.

available for editing in december

In case you weren’t aware, but would like some of your writing (fiction or non-fiction) worked on, the editor over at is available for a project or two during the first three weeks of December. Check out the site for more information.

Failing that, I (for yes, it is I 🙂 ) will probably work on an early novel for one client and/or write the first draft for the third Wonky Monky novella.

I may also have room for a project or two between March 16 & April 15.



return of denny the zombie?

Well, having completed this

a couple of days earlier than scheduled, I might try and pull my finger out and work on editing my own fiction for a change. Denny the Zombie has been patiently waiting now, for however long it’s been (I dare not think) since the first draft completion. 63k in 4-5 days might be a bit of a stretch, but I can at least make a concentrated start.

Then there’s also notes for Wonky 3 to gather, dust off and order, as I might try to get a head start on that during my proposed 2 wk holiday over christmas and new year. 😮 😉 We shall see.

Apologies for being super-quiet here, but there was the Twitter-based 3words Wonky story. And I’ve been editing my little socks off. Oh, and spending some quality time online with m’lady. 🙂


wonderful writers

No, this isn’t the post I promised regarding my favourite Indie Writers, although that is still coming… This is about the wonderful writers who employ me as their editor. Yes, I just posted at EconomyEdits, but some of you only know me here, so I thought I would share, because it makes me THAT happy. 🙂


I know I have said it before, but I will say it again…

I edit for the most wonderful writers. I really do. I feel truly blessed.

I sent them all an email today asking if they might have anything wanting an edit in January to April 2015, trying to gauge my schedule, and I already have the following pencil-booked:


05/01-20/01 … MAL HoO 1st

21/01-31/01 … MBS 1st

02/02-14/02 … JEN v2 final

16/02-28/02 … REB/DS 2

02/03-14/03 … MAL HoO final

15/03-19/04 … ??

20/04-09/05 … MAL BF 1st

10/05-14/06 … ??

15/06-27/06 … REB DS 3

I don’t edit for others as much as I could, because I also like to write my own fiction. And I probably don’t charge as much as I could, but I’m still happy with my rates. The above will provide a liveable income, and possibly even help fund a dream holiday I would like to take to the USA around the end of March/early April. So things are looking decidedly rosy today, and it’s all thanks to these wonderful writers and their amazing imaginations. 🙂

zombie first draft complete

Clocked in at 63017 words, all told. Although there will be more… albeit in book 2. I hope. 😉

Next up, Wonky Monky 3.

But first, four weeks of solid editing for others.

With maybe a little for myself mixed in there somewhere. And then off to three readers I have in mind. Or I could send now, so they could show me all its early crimes and misdemeanours. Hmm. No. I think I want at least a quick first look. I think. Heh.

Either way, anyway, I’m pleased enough with it for now, and happy to have it done. Funny to think that just a few short weeks ago none of it existed in any way, shape or form, as it originated from a jokey email chat with a friend. Always keep your eyes open. 🙂


what would you pay for editing?

As many of you know, over at I am an editor.

I work predominantly with independent writers (fiction, non-fiction & web content) because I want to help those I most identify with. You see, on THIS page I am an indie writer. 🙂

I think my rates are excellent for the quality I provide, being just £3 or $5 per 1000 words.

However, because I want to be working AND helping, I have come up with an idea… YOU tell ME how much you would pay for my services, and we will see if we can progress from there?

Simply send me a 500-1000 word sample of your work, tell me the genre and target audience, and where it exists in the story (as in, opening, first half, second half, ending, etc.), and I will work through it as I would a fully-paid piece of work.

You then review it, see how you feel, and make your kindest offer regarding my fee per 1000 words, being a figure we can both respect, but that will still allow you to put bread on your table and electricity in your bulbs.

Like everyone, I have my minimum monthly income requirements, but if I can meet them each month AND provide some other help to even less financially able indie writers, then all the better. It will keep me out of trouble, and will give you a better chance of finding more readers. 🙂

Sounds like a plan? Then let’s do it.

Oh, and, if YOU don’t have anything to edit right now but you know someone who does, please poke them into trying me.


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