I call myself a stylistic editor because, from what my clients tell me, I don't really fit a mold. I check for grammatical and spelling errors, but also smooth out your words to make them more "readable" all while watching for plot holes. While making your words better, I make sure to keep your style.
I'm a firm believer that it is not so important for your book to be perfect in a grammatical way. What I believe is important is that your book be perfect in your way, in your voice, in your style. Each writer is an individual and, like individuals, each has their own style. Look at Dr. Seuss. He certainly was not grammatically correct and yet, you knew his style within the first sentence. How about Stephen King? His style is unlike any other. I will not lump you in with others. I want your style to shine and I'm not afraid to break a few rules to see that it does!
I make edits in MS Word using Track Changes. When I am done with the first edits, I email the manuscript back to you for you to accept/reject each suggestion. It then gets emailed to me to do a second pass through to check for anything we may have missed.
AND NOW I’m including one free blurb with each edit. I’ve heard from many authors (and experienced this with my own works) how hard it is to condense our work into a short blurb. I think sometimes we’re too close to the project. So now, I’ll do it for you.
I, too, am a writer so I know the importance of having a good relationship with your editor. I will work with you to accommodate any special needs you have whenever possible.
In order to serve you the best I can, I will be taking a limited number of projects each month.
Pricing is set at .005 (1/2 cent) per word. This is in US dollars paid through PayPal unless other arrangements are made ahead of time.
1,000 words = $5.00
10,000 words = $50.00
50,000 words = $250.00
100,000 words = $500.00 ETC.
Your manuscript will be returned to you in a timely agreed-upon manner. There may be an additional charge for a rush job. This will be determined before the work is started.
A deposit of 1/4 down may be required before work begins for anything above $100.00.
Anything $100 or below may be required in full before work begins.
Pricing is set at .005 (1/2 cent) per word. This is in US dollars paid through PayPal unless other arrangements are made beforehand.
As you can see, pricing for blogs is the same as manuscripts. However, if it is a weekly or biweekly blog, we can set up a monthly invoice arrangement.
"To the legend that is Bambi Sommers, I don't really think Thank You comes close. You are not only a first-rate editor, (Look! I got the hyphen in the right place!), catching all my tiny dyslexic-isms, made-up words and run-on sentences. You are also a wonderful, kind person. I am so very glad to have become your friend. I appreciate your moral support through my Imposter Syndrome wobbles, your straightforward but gentle style of correction, and your guidance through the process of Indie Publishing. Truly, I'd still be quaking in a corner of Twitter if it weren't for you. I look forward to a long and happy working friendship with you." - Libby Gastrell
”My search for an editor is over. Bambi has edited all three of my novels and I will continue to have her edit any future ones. Her attention to detail is amazing. She is open to any explanation as to why you’ve worded it that way. As an editor, she does not try to change my words to try to fit her needs. She understands they are written for a reason. During her process, I have learned so much about being an author, dare I say she has made me a better author? I dare. I feel working with her has, in fact, made me a better writer than when I began. I truly look forward to submitting my next piece with her, as well as those that follow. My search for an editor is over and yours should be too, now that you have found Bambi.” —. Ken Biltz
Plot twists and surprises abound in this present day thriller. It will keep you guessing!
Anael is an archangel, one of the Fallen, make no mistake about it. He is given a gift which has him in a never ending battle with the foulest of creatures, including Satan himself.
The second book in this thrilling series finds ex-detective, Sarah, looking into a disappearance for a friend. With the help of Anael (Neal), the archangel, they find the friend's niece is not the only child to go missing. They're being sold across the states. How this wraps up will surprise you. You won't see this coming!
Five years of being alone would make any woman wonder what happened to her sexy side. Trust a man again?
Minds aren't easy to change even when you know it's necessary. Maybe this time this man could change mine.
This third novel in the ARRESTED series finds our girl conflicted; heart and head warring with her body as to what she wants. The man that’s got her tied up in knots seems to be hiding around every corner and doing a stellar job of ignoring her. Now. What’s a girl to do?
I have to admit Brian’s Greek God good looks are pretty easy on the eyes. I’ve known him for years, yet, I've never seen him as anything more than the boisterous guy that works at the booking desk at the detention center. Can someone you think you know still surprise you and teach you to love again? Is there ever a right time to let your soul fly free after losing the love of your life?
If your beloved grandmother suddenly went missing, with symptoms of dementia, what would you do? Now imagine that your dear grandmother is a 400+ year old vampire with Sundowners or, as vampires call it, the Fangs of Death. Zephrin, her grandson, has the dutiful task of tracking her dow. This is a race. He needs to find her before innocent people die. Then he discovers he’s not the only person tracking her...
This is not your average vampire story.
All Gia wanted was to have a quiet weekend alone in her family's cabin. But when her grandfather asks Ryan to check on her, they find themselves trapped in a snowstorm.
Whatever will they do?
Former sweethearts meet unexpectedly in Las Vegas where they're both attending different wedding parties. This super sexy, stand-alone romance has no cheating and an HEA worthy of a major aww moment. Seriously: Aww.
Rookie is ready to set the NHL on fire! Then he meets the captain's younger sister. Uh oh. This forbidden little sister romance is the first in the Colorado Crush Hockey series and features lots of steam, brooding alphas and a bit of humor sprinkled in for good measure. No cheating. No cliffhanger. Oh, and a HEA that will elicit swoons and smiles from hockey lovers everywhere (and the rest of us, too)!
Michael J. Brown, Rph. BCPs, BCPP is a Clinical Pharmacist specializing in pharmacotherapy and psychiatry. Sunshine Nutraceuticals is a vitamin/supplement store and includes this weekly blog regarding happy, healthy, healing living.
Brad & Carrie are a normal midwestern couple whose marriage has settled into a boring normalcy. On a business trip, Carrie falls off the fidelity wagon, but when she confesses to Brad, instead of becoming enraged, he becomes aroused. This discovery hurls their relationship into exciting and unexpected directions. Will their marriage survive?
From love, loss and devastating separation, this incredible story will restore your faith in the human heart
Available on Amazon.com
Mackenzie Bartholomew wakes in a funeral home, staring at her own body lying in a casket. She was a healthy 39-year old mother of three. What happened?
Chock full of family drama, secrets, betrayal and lies. Somewhere In Between is a psychological thriller with wicked twists that will keep you hooked until the last minute.
Tellings, admissions, and poetic confessions of someone who has suffered with mental illness from a very young age. To mirror real-life struggles, a collection of tradition fantasy is included centering around a lowly blue mage as he battles the chimera king and a demon army.
Raw emotions with laugh out loud moments. Bring the tissues and don't miss this uplifting story!
This book is a continuation of both the mage's story from CHIMERA and the author's own. It uses fantasy and its tropes as a means to mirror the real-life struggle of a husband and wife as they battle the trials of life with addiction and mental illness. An original winner!
A far-flung future, bad puns, mutated llamas battling humans, running gags, this laugh-out-loud comedy has it all! It's satirical look at the post-apocalyptic action movie genres will leave you shaking your head and wanting to read it again! Irreverent comedy at it's best!
August Barton has his heart set on proposing marriage to his long-time girlfriend, but he's not prepared for the obstacles coming his way. Tornadoes, drunken bachelorette parties and an earth-shattering confession from his stepfather are just a few of the things he'll need to overcome if he's going to keep the girl.
Laugh out loud funny and good feelings come with this delightful book!
An unputdownable story set in the beautiful landscape of New Zealand. Ryan Tymms is trying to save his flailing apple and soft fruit business. He hires seasonal pickers, totally unaware his life is about to change forever. This is a must read for lovers of romance!
A normal summer night turns into a nightmare pulling best friends apart for over twenty years. Only the illness of the woman who was like a mother to both of them would push them back together again. Secrets will be revealed, faiths will be tested as the terrible truths surrounding them come to light, forcing them to face going back to where their spirits were broken.
From the outside looking in, Emma seems to have it all, but things are not what they seem. Having been adopted, she needs to know who she is, where she's from, why her birth mother didn't want her. Armed with countless questions, she travels into the unknown to find a woman who has skillfully covered all of her tracks. Emma just wants answers, but what she finds waiting for her is something she didn't anticipate.
Her family believes Nick’s a saint but Stephanie’s not so sure. He’s hiding a secret that she already knows about and she can’t trust him completely until he tells her. Now they’re spending Christmas together for her sisters wedding in another state. Will ending the secrets between them lead to future Christmases together?