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I self published a scifi novel and wanted a polished book that I could be proud of. Russil worked with me closely to ensure that my vision for final version would be realized. I really enjoyed working with Russil from beginning to end. He is very insightful and had excellent ideas. He also found lots of higher level improvements and some inconsistencies which we were able to work out. He is a true partner in the creation process and he CARES!! I've hired him to work on several other books since and always enjoyed our partnership.Jul 25, 2016
Visionary wordsmith that will transform your amazing story into a best seller. Mr. Tamsen will present ideas to you, discuss options and question the direction of the book. He stays constantly in touch and informs you of the progress. Work is usually sent back to you for review after one half has been edited for your thoughts. Mr. Tamsen will empower your story with emotional voice and his mastery with tone allows characters to come to life.Jul 23, 2016
My name is Preston Copeland. Russil Tamsen has done a wonderful job at editing my middle grade novel "Saleena Sanchez & The Cursed Crown" and my short story "The Dock The Witch & The Schmuck." Russil is wonderful at helping the author to understand and develop their vision, while simultaneously helping to ensure that syntax is set precisely at a professional level. Russil is easy to work with, but firm in his edits, which from my experience have helped to elevate my fiction to another level. Even though he's not really a good tennis player, I never hold that against him. Instead, what he lacks in athletic ability, he makes up being a wonderful person and editor.Jul 21, 2016
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$1k-$2k for a long novel or one that needs a lot of help, or $8 per 1000 words. I can be flexible for broke writers (having been one myself!)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I prefer to edit one chapter as a free sample. This gives me a chance to assess your style and abilities. You will consult with me on direction, issues, fee, etc.until we see eye to eye. I then complete the rest of the assignment. Half the fee is paid upfront, half upon completion - but only after you and I are both satisfied.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA from Brown University. I devoured the dictionary as a child. I read a lot, always keeping one eye attuned to language.