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Todd Barselow ~ Editor

 
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Todd Barselow ~ Editor
My name is Todd and I love words. Lots and lots of words. I'm a professional (unpublished as of yet) writer, editor, and proofreader. I started reading at an early age and it is very rare that you'll catch me now without at least two books going at once. I was fortunate enough to grow up right next to a used book warehouse (it wasn't actually a warehouse, but to my young mind it seemed so...there were books as far as the eye could see...) and the staff were kind enough to indulge me by allowing me to come in every day after school and sit on an old-fashioned milk crate and read until it was time to go home for dinner. I've carried this love of the written word with me my whole life and for the last five years, I've been blessed to be able to do what I love; write and edit. After working a number of different jobs, most notably as a pizza chef for nearly a decade, several years in the Army, and manager of a massive beachwear store, I finally decided to drop out of the rat race to pursue my passion. With that decision made, I quickly realized that I would starve to death if I stayed in the US. So, I moved to the Philippines where I met my beautiful wife.This is relevant and advantageous for several reasons. First and foremost, the cost of living here in the Philippines is such that I'm able to live fairly comfortably on a whole lot less than what I would need in the US. This translates into me being able to charge significantly less for my services than my US counterparts. Don't be fooled, though. I charge a lower price because I can afford to, not because I'm no good at what I do. I specialize in working with indie authors because I love indies and always have. The publishing climate today makes it easier than ever to get published and see your work out there in the world. Unfortunately, a lot of writers choose to forgo professional editing because it can be expensive. I'm hoping to be able to fill that need by offering professional services that are versatile and extremely affordable. If you're still reading this, I thank you and I'll do my best to move it along and get to the point. This is how I work. When you pay me to proofread or edit your manuscript, I go through said manuscript no less than three times before returning it to you for approval. If you're not happy with the changes I've made or if you think something more should have been done, then we get together and discuss it and then I go through your manuscript again. We'll repeat this process as many times as necessary to get your manuscript to where YOU want it to be. In plain English, my fee will cover as many passes at your manuscript (within reason, of course) as you feel is needed. My fee also includes a limited amount of advertisement for your book once it's published. If you think that you'd like more exposure, then I can help with that too, for an additional fee. I just want to be able to keep it affordable and cost effective so that we all prosper.In addition to my work with indie authors, I'm also a freelance editor with Canadian publishing house Imajin Books. They can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/imajinbooks If you're unable to directly message me via the page, you can always email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Editing-wise, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better value for your dollar. Todd works cheap and fast while keeping the quality high. In my case, he offered some excellent suggestions that helped fill in some of the gaps I had overlooked in my story. I plan to seek out his services again.
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