First, let me say, what a pleasure it was to meet you all. I came away with a head full of stories and longing to hear more about men who keep dolls and great aunts in India, Jamaican crime fiction and incarcerated refugees overcoming adversity. I thought some of the free writing was superb – fully formed stories, some of them, and slices of deeply felt emotion, others. Thank you.
Here is the link to the Raymond Carver short story – Cathedral
I know several writers who have used the following consultancies for editorial services and mentoring. I know one or two of the mentors personally and they are superb!
Independent (and professional) proofreaders are harder to find (and costly). But the Society of Proofreaders and Editors is a good place to start. There are a number of links if you google “freelance, literary, proofreaders”. But the consultancies (under editorial services, above) also offer proofreading services.
Writer and workshop leader, Fiona Joseph, got back to me and said she’d converted her book to e-book herself! However Amazon do a fine job (though you can’t choose the pricing structure). Fiona may be releasing an online course on e-books and marketing later this year – so I’ll keep you posted.
However Fiona did say that she uses an excellent print on demand company that she would highly recommend.
Thank you again and I look forward to seeing some of you in the summer. Happy writing!