Annetta is a full-time freelance writer and editor. October 2010 saw the publication of her collection of flash fiction, “Not Nice and Other Understatements”; she published her first novel, Athena’s Promise – Book One of the Aegean Trilogy in October of 2011, and is currently working on Book Two of that series as well as many other projects. She has also recently published The Trailer Park Tiara and Goat Incident, the first in a series about Sally Mae Riddley. Check out her Amazon Author page for more information about her work.
Hire Yourself A True Word Webber To Make Your Work The Best It Can Be
Annetta has edited and wrangled hundreds of short stories, flash fiction, novels, novellas and online serial work until her eyes have bled. She can read your story/novel, and provide you with expert advice on what to fix and how to fix it to make your work the best it can be. She is quite passionate about fiction, and has over forty years experience with the written word, although in her heart she is still nineteen and can pass for twice that on a good day and with help from Miss Clairol.
Is it broken and you can’t figure out why? Annetta can help you pinpoint the problem and help you fix it without compromising your voice or your vision. Do you need an outside Eye to pinpoint where things can be tighter, more dynamic, more polished? Annetta has that Eye (which almost lead to a career in a circus sideshow, but don’t ask her about it. She’s rather sensitive on the subject). She specializes in helping authors take their manuscript to the next level.
Her preferred genres are speculative fiction, horror, urban fantasy and the like, but no genre is out of her interest zone.
Rates and Submissions
Annetta determines her rates based on level and length of the manuscript for content editing. Therefore, she will evaluate the first chapter of your novel (or 3,000 words) at no charge. For shorter works, 15% of the story will be evaluated. A one-page summary of the piece is also requested. Additionally, interested parties should submit the first two chapters and the last two chapters of their work.
Content Editing: Also known as “developmental editing”, content editing includes evaluation for:
An overall evaluation of the story is provided in the cover email; comments suggesting improvements and in-line edits will appear in the document. When necessary, additional notes will be found at the end of certain chapters. Your editing Goddess is available via email, chat, Twitter, Facebook, or Skype for any additional support.
Content editing also includes a fair amount of copy editing at no extra charge, but does not replace the need for a thorough copy edit. For the Queen of copy edits, contact Jennifer Wingard at The Independent Pen.
Overall Manuscript Evaluation Services: An overall manuscript evaluation is available. A manuscript evaluation includes an assessment of the overall plot, story arc, characterization, and story flow. It does not include line edits, copy edits, or in-line comments. A complete document will be provided with an honest opinion of strengths and weaknesses and where improvements can be made.
Word count: Up to 50k or 200 pages, $250.00; $1.00 per page over 50k.
My job is not to blow smoke up your nether regions. My job is to give you an honest, unbiased, educated evaluation of your work. My job is to help you make your story the absolute best it can be. I’m not mean, but I mean business.
1. Annetta works in Word with the Track Changes option.
2. Documents should be formatted in Times New Roman 12pt, double-spaced, and include a word count and genre.
3. Unsolicited manuscripts which do not adhere to #2 will be deleted unread. Sorry.
“If you do one thing right for your book, hire Annetta Ribken. Her insight, sharp eye and scary intuitive feel for plot and character is awe-inspiring. I’ve learned so much from her it’s not only made me a better writer, but taught me to love the process. I’m lucky, very lucky, to have found her and refuse to use anyone else.” ~ Patti Larsen, award winning YA author of the Hayle Coven series; the Hunted series; Blood and Gold series; Diamond City Trilogy, all available on Amazon.
“Nettah the Edditah,” as she was quickly dubbed on my website, was exactly what I needed: cheerleader, hand-holder, taskmaster, dictator. She helped me take a pretty dreadful manuscript of what I thought was three books and rework it into one, through long, grueling months. Her patience was boundless, her kindness endless, her tactfulness pretty much non-existent. In short, the perfect editor.
Without Netta I would never have been able to finish “Lovers and Beloveds (An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom #1),” nor would it have been as readable as I’m told it is now. I am a better writer for having worked with Netta, and I’m excited about our projects together in the future. If you need an editor, what are you waiting for? Hire her, and get excited about your project, too.” ~ MeiLin Miranda, author of “Lovers and Beloveds”, a Preditor and Editor winner for Best Erotic Novel 2010 and “Son in Sorrow”, both available on Amazon.
No project is too big or too small. Both fiction and non-fiction accepted. Contact Annetta at annetta(dot)firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Let’s talk about your book!