One thing I’ve always had to be mindful of in my many years as a medical secretary is good spelling and grammar, as doctors read the letters I’ve typed and they can be quite scathing if letters are not up to standard.
Therefore using these talents, I’ve had an idea that might help me promote my books. Goodness knows we authors try so many ways to market our novels, and this is a new one. It might work or it might not. I’ll let you know in 6 months’ time…
If you’d like to post your (anything up to) 50,000 word manuscript to me, then I’ll check it for spelling and grammar. I won’t alter the story at all, so rest assured there. I prefer to mark a physical manuscript rather than work online, as my eyes do not fare too well if I stare at a screen for long periods of time. So … send me something you don’t mind me writing on with my red pen.
What about the price? Well, all I’ll charge is the price of one of my books and a review. You can buy an eBook, paperback or audio version of whichever of my books interest you. I’ll work on the plan that one review will equal up to 50,000 words of your manuscript. Books from 50,000 – 100,000 words will equal two reviews, and so on.
As soon as I see the review (s) online then I’ll post your manuscript back to you in the stamped addressed envelope you have provided (depending of course whether or not I’ve finished marking your manuscript!). If you live outside of the UK, then I think you would need to send me the cost of posting it back to you via Paypal (unless you can think of a better way of doing it!)
That’s all there is to it. If I receive a sudden influx of manuscripts then I’ll have to close submissions until I’ve caught up.
For more information about where to post your manuscript, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Proofread’ in the subject box.