This is outside the usual scope of Boosting the Signal, since I usually focus on actual books and helping authors get the word out about their material. However, as part of the ongoing situation with Ellora’s Cave v. Dear Author, I’ve been approached by a group of freelance editors who were laid off from projects at EC, and who’ve asked me to spread the word to the self-published and aspiring authors I know that they’re looking for additional projects.
Several of their group have no day jobs, so they’re very much in need of work. Note that they’re contractually not allowed to solicit Ellora’s Cave authors, so I’m particularly targeting this to indie and aspiring authors.
AND, for bonus thumbs up, I’ve also been informed that JoSelle Vanderhooft is involved with this group. Y’all may recognize her name as the JoSelle with whom I’ve worked on Bone Walker. So yes, if you’re in need of editorial assistance, do consider contacting these folks. Here’s the blurb they sent me about their services:
Following layoffs from Ellora’s Cave, a group of editors has been left with too much time on their hands and not enough demand for their red pens.
Well, we believe that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
We are fiction editors with years of professional experience in a variety of genres, who have had the great good fortune to work with some incredibly talented authors. We would love to provide editorial services for your self-publishing ventures, or for stories that are still looking for a loving forever home. We believe strongly in the importance of author/editor relationships, high editorial standards, honest and open communication, fair pricing, and transparency.
We also have a great relationship with some outrageously talented freelance cover artists.
You can reach any or all of us at LifeGivesYouLemons.email@example.com to discuss what you need and how we can help you.
If you talk to them, tell them I sent you. Especially JoSelle. And I wish them all sympathies and hope that they’ll be able to pick up additional work!
ETA: Correcting ‘freelance authors’ to ‘freelance editors’ in the first paragraph. Whoops. Thanks to @LisaHendrix on Twitter for bringing that to my attention!