I’m thinking of maybe doing some freelance editing.
I’d probably start out with something like this:
* You send me a one-page query letter explaining your manuscript and the first 30 pages of said manuscript.
* What you would get in return: Your query and manuscript with Track Changes. Including: the point at which I would make an accept/reject decision on the piece as if I were an agent/editor/intern, errors and bad craft, overall editing, suggestions, and advice, and a one-page edit letter.
I would only be able to do about three of these a month, and I’d charge a flat fee through PayPal for each.
Right now I’m in the process of gauging interest to see if this would even be viable. Is there any interest in this sort of thing? And what would it be worth to another writer? I would have to initially charge something in the neighborhood of $250-$300 to make it worth doing on my end.
What do you think?