2022 Roundup

Twelve months ago I wrote a wish list for 2022 as part of my closure for 2021. Though it took until the very last days of 2022, I managed to accomplish nearly all of the items on the list – none so completely as the goals for truly establishing my business, LZ Edits.

Formalized with business registration and even opening a tax account, I was able to double my net income over 2021’s figures, I tripled the number of copy editing contracts I completed, and signed four clients up for the multi-month commitment of a developmental edit.

Deals open to new clients

While several of these clients projects are continuing into 2023, I want to engage new clients, too, for standalone books or a series. Receive a 20% discount if you book 3-6 months in advance of your editing dates. Receive 10% off each contract when you schedule three or more books for edits over several months. Get a FREE style guide when you do this with books in a series.

I have also expanded my services to include manuscript evaluations. This report can help you identify exactly what services your manuscript needs to be the best it can be.

While I was quite busy in 2022, I’m still at only about two-thirds of capacity. To schedule your project into my calendar, contact me for a quote today.

Payment plans and multi-service discounts

A variety of payment plans are available. I find them beneficial to me as well as indie authors on tight budgets. I continue to use PayPal because of the invoicing feature. However, if you have suggestions for a different online billing service, drop me a note, and I’ll see what I can do to serve you best.

It has been good business to offer multi-service discounts, so that will continue. For example, the cost of a manuscript evaluation is credited toward the cost of a developmental edit (it basically substitutes for phase 1). If you don’t need my coaching through working on the list of revisions in a manuscript evaluation, you can receive a 10% discount for contracting your copy edit with me instead. Note these are only valid when contracting services for the same story.

Here’s a discount for referrals. If you refer someone to my services, your next contract will receive a discount. My intake form has a spot for mentioning how a new client found me, so when they give your name, I’ll notify you about the credit on your next contract.

A helpful book

Just this week, I hit publish on a step-by-step guide that can help most indie authors resolve many structural story issues as they go from first draft to second draft. Self-Editing Guide: A workbook for the DIY fiction author is available here as either a Kindle ebook or in paperback.

Many wishes for a happy and healthy start to 2023 for all of you.

~ Lara

Published by Lara Zielinsky

I have been writing and publishing for 20 years. I have been an editor of fiction for 15+ years. I am married, live in Florida and work from home full time as an editor.

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