Who am I?
I am an award-winning writer and blogger with big dreams of becoming a best-selling novelist. That is, when I’m not chasing my even bigger dreams of an empty dishwasher and clean laundry. I have four kids ranging from 11 to 3, and before I dedicated my days to their cares and concerns, I spent 8 years in a middle school classroom teaching my students to love and value reading and writing. My husband works for a non-profit and we believe in the value of small business, strong coffee, and God’s grace.
Am I qualified to edit?
Currently, I serve as Editor of Web Content for the Splickety Publishing Group, so plenty of people think so. Truthfully, I believe it is my education background that qualifies me to decipher the magnificent writing from the mediocre, as well as enables me to see beyond mechanical/structural errors into the heart of your story or article. My certification is in secondary English, with emphasis in reading/language arts.
I edit 5-8 flash fiction pieces a month for Splickety, in addition to providing a copy edit on all our Writer Wisdom pieces that come from published authors. I am President of a small online critique group with Word Weavers International, and I regularly freelance for former students trying to ace their college courses.
What do I write?
I write southern fiction that’s short and long, as well as parenting and lifestyle articles. I’ve been published in Thriving Family, Georgia Magazine, Splickety Prime, Splickety Love, and Southern Writers Magazine. For three years I’ve been a community columnist with The Northeast Georgian, my hometown newspaper. My first novel is under consideration with a publisher and placed second at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference for unpublished women’s fiction. I blog at www.lindseypbrackett.com about my “just write life.”
What am I interested in reading?
I prefer YA or women’s fiction (especially southern), flash or short pieces, poetry, and articles about almost anything. I publish and critique from a Christian worldview, so while I am fairly open minded, I am not interested in working with erotica, extreme profanity, or horror. I do read speculative (fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian) fiction, but that genre is not my specialty.
At this time, I am not editing full-length manuscripts but will provide a review on 40 pages or less.
General Rates for Articles/Short Stories/Essays (>1000-5000 words)
1-2 cents per word for proofreading
2.5-3.5 cents per word for proofread and critique
3.5-5 cents per word for substantive or developmental edit
Rates for Articles/Essays/Flash Fiction Stories (<1000 words)
Proofread Only: $15
Proofread and Critique: $25
Novel Critique and/or Synopsis Review (up to 40 pages)
Flexible rates. Contact for more information.
Email me firstname.lastname@example.org for a free quote. I look forward to working with you to improve your writing and achieve your goals.