About Hazard Editing Services

Hazard Editing is reopening for one to two projects a month. We now charge $4 per 1k words for editing and $3 per 1k words for proofreading. Feel free to contact Lisa Hazard at lisacathazard (at) yahoo (dot) com. We offer a free five-page sample edit so you can try us out.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Really, Very and Just

The cat was frisky.

The cat was really frisky.

The cat was very frisky.

The cat was just frisky.

What do you write? These words are usually used in speaking, really, very and just. If you're writing first person, these words can be gold. However, if you use them too much, they clutter a reading experience.

Also, these words are free-to-use in dialog, especially because they are spoken word comments. If you use them right, they can add character in dialog.

Sometimes, you really want to say really. It adds something. My advice is to use these words sparingly and with intent.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

We Have Something for Our Repeat Clients, Too

If you've worked with us before and we know your books, we are open to negotiating prices for services you need.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Changes Have Been Implemented - and We Have a Promotional Opportunity for New Clients!

Please see the Pricing Page and Contract Page for what we've decided to do. In a nutshell, we're not offering proofreading services anymore. We have a $6 per 1k word editing, critiquing, proofreading package now.

The promotion we're running until August 31st is for new clients. For you, we'll do $4 per 1k words on the Standard Editing Package.

We decided to keep our critique service. We just love to read!

I'd like to hear your thoughts on the changes. Our desire is to make better books.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Soon-to-Be Changes in Pricing and Services

I talked to Lynn O'Dell of Red Adept last week and running some new ideas for pricing and services by my editors. All projects we've already contracted will be the same, but new ones will be different. We will continue to offer a critique service, but most likely no proofreading service. It will be included in our editing package and you will probably get a different proofreader than editor for your projects.

More to come as decisions are made.