Why You Should Try Fiverr

I know it’s a holiday weekend, but I’ve found myself more inspired than I have been lately.

Re-inspired, I should say.


No, not this Fiver.

I’ve got a bunch of stories that make me a writer, but I don’t have anything that makes me an author, even though I do very much count this academic piece published in a journal (reprinted here for your ease and edification).

What I’m doing now is something different: Children’s stories! I’ve got adult stories, too, but these have been back-burnering for long enough.

It should be a cliche by now that all writers need editors. Some of us like to think we don’t, but we do. That extra brain behind someone else’s eyeballs can make all the difference between something you want to read and something everyone will want to read.

I may be exaggerating a tad, but the sentiment remains.

And so I turned to Fiverr. Among many other services, you’ll find people wanting to edit your words, starting at $5 per 1000!

And so far, my experience has been superb. 100% on the first try! I am going back for a second as we speak.

I can also recommend the editor I picked after doing some careful research into what I needed and what was offered.

And I am seriously thinking about partnering up with someone to explore self-publishing.

Want to try it yourself? This referral link says you’ll get a “free Gig.”

Cut the Fluff and Get Organized: 25 Tips for Editors


Does your proofreading overlap too much with editing? Do you get so involved in a piece of content that you lose your objectivity?

If you’re an editor or a proofreader, Ragan’s 25 tips for your writer’s toolbox could be a tremendous help. I don’t claim to be either (I just know some things), but I slip into editing my own stuff as I’m writing it, and get bogged down with the little things fast.

There’s a reason why there’s a separation between writing and editing. These tips will still help those of us who keep it together! Get them here.