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Posted: Feb 17, 2021 02:34 AM
Editing, writing, and critiques
Baton Rouge, LA
(410) 433-0908
Peter Heyrman
Bear Press Editorial Services
410-433-0908 (ask for Pete)
or email me through this ad


If you are writing a book, or if you’ve completed one, it may be time to think about editing. This is true of fiction and nonfiction. Whether you want to self-publish, or try to big traditional publishers, every book needs an editor.

In the old publishing world most book editors worked for publishing companies, and you had to get their approval to get your book published. Thousands of authors sent in books they’d written. The editors rejected most, asked for changes in some, and approved only a few.

Today’s publishing companies employ fewer and fewer editors, and those overworked editors seldom ask for changes—and they still turn down most of the books authors send them. Even when they accept a book, they often suggest that a writer hire his or her own freelance editor for everything from critiques to line-by-line editing, and sometimes even for the final proofing before publication. More and more publishing companies insist that a book be ready for publication when it arrives in their mailbox. They have to do this to compete. Also far more writers are having success with self-publishing. Most of these successful authors have hired freelance editors to help them shape and improve their work. It’s the one thing that hasn’t changed: Every book still needs an editor.

That’s where I come in. I’m an experienced editor and a published writer. I love working with words. I’ve written, edited and published fiction and nonfiction of all kinds for newspapers, magazines, journals, and book publishers. My own stories and articles have appeared in places as diverse as Twilight Zone Magazine, Playgirl, and The Washington Post.

I cannot guarantee your book’s success, but I can improve its chances. I am an editor first and foremost, and I will not want any part of the ownership of your book. Your book is yours, and I want it to stay that way. If you want a free sample of editing, send a short section from your book. I’ll edit 500 words for free. If you tell me the length of the whole manuscript, I can give you options and prices. If you like what you see, you can hire me. I hope to hear from you.

Peter Heyrman
Bear Press Editorial Services
410-433-0908 (ask for Pete)
or email me through this ad

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