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Rob Bignell

Rob Bignell - Editor

Los Angeles

A professional text editor for more than a quarter century, I’ll deliver an affordable edit of your manuscript. I’ve authored 20+ books.

Overview

A professional text editor for more than a quarter century, I’ll deliver an affordable edit of your manuscript. I’m the author of several published books as well as short stories, hold a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s in journalism, am a long-time writing teacher, and am an award-winning publications editor and writer. More than 100 of my clients have gone on to publish their books.

I handle:
• Fiction manuscripts (novels, novellas, short stories; all genres; Chicago Manual of Style)
• Nonfiction books (all topics; SFF, spiritual works particularly welcomed)
• Dissertations and academic papers (broad range of subjects; APA and MLA citation methods)
• Admission essays
• Online text, blog posts
• Business plans and documents
• Query letters and synopses for book proposals
• Poetry collections

My editing services include:
• Proofreading services (spelling rules, punctuation checker, capitalization rules, grammar checker)
• Content editing (critique of organization; addressing style issues such as passive voice, verb tense, and wordiness; analysis of plot-characters-point of view, if fiction)
• Self-publishing (formatting, uploading, writing back cover blurb/author bio)
• Writing coach for novels and nonfiction books
• I DO NOT WRITE ESSAYS OR OTHER MATERIALS (except for book blurbs/bios)

Learn more about me and my inexpensive, writer-friendly rates at inventingreality.4t.com/editingservices.html … or email your manuscript’s word count for a price quote and estimate of turnaround time. Payment is accepted through safe and secure PayPal; references available upon request.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Christian Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Literature Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Economics Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Work experience

CEO and Chief Editor

Inventing Reality Editing Service

May, 2008 – Present (over 8 years)

I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past five years, I’ve helped more than 95 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I'm also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day... writing guidebooks, the nonfiction Hikes with Tykes book series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

7 Minutes a Day to Your Bestseller: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fiction Writing

Rob Bignell

You dream of being a published author. You don’t have time to write, though … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to pursue your dream. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to-guide takes you step-by-step from coming up with a great story idea to seeing your pride and joy pub... read more

You dream of being a published author. You don’t have time to write, though … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to pursue your dream. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to-guide takes you step-by-step from coming up with a great story idea to seeing your pride and joy pub... read more

7 Minutes a Day to Mastering the Craft of Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Better Fiction Writer

Rob Bignell

You’ve written a short story or a novel. You keep receiving rejection slips from editors and publishing houses … and now you’re not sure it’s good enough to self-publish. You know the story needs a rewrite, yet you don’t know how to improve it … besides, work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, and the kids demand your attention, so who has time? … But we bet you can find just ... read more

You’ve written a short story or a novel. You keep receiving rejection slips from editors and publishing houses … and now you’re not sure it’s good enough to self-publish. You know the story needs a rewrite, yet you don’t know how to improve it … besides, work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, and the kids demand your attention, so who has time? … But we bet you can find just ... read more

7 Minutes a Day to a Self-Published Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Print on Demand

Rob Bignell

You’ve written a book that’s languishing on your computer hard drive. You don’t have time to pitch it to a literary agent or a major publisher … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to achieve your dream of getting it published. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to guide ta... read more

You’ve written a book that’s languishing on your computer hard drive. You don’t have time to pitch it to a literary agent or a major publisher … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to achieve your dream of getting it published. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to guide ta... read more

7 Minutes a Day to Promoting Your Book: A Step-by-Step Guide to Generating Publicity and Sales

Rob Bignell

You’ve self-published your book, but now what? You can’t make marketing it a full-time job … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to increase your book’s sales. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to guide will take you step-by-step through implementing a simple but effective... read more

You’ve self-published your book, but now what? You can’t make marketing it a full-time job … work or school is hectic, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids demand your attention … But we bet you can find just 7 minutes a day to increase your book’s sales. If you can, this is the book for you. This practical, how-to guide will take you step-by-step through implementing a simple but effective... read more

Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers

Rob Bignell

Suffering from writer’s block? Self-doubt about your talent? Has creative writing lost its joy? With "Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers," you can reclaim the pleasure of writing and pen the book you’ve always dreamed of. Respected and award-winning author Rob Bignell offers uplifting, meaningful phrases that can be read out loud or internalized weekly o... read more

Suffering from writer’s block? Self-doubt about your talent? Has creative writing lost its joy? With "Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers," you can reclaim the pleasure of writing and pen the book you’ve always dreamed of. Respected and award-winning author Rob Bignell offers uplifting, meaningful phrases that can be read out loud or internalized weekly o... read more

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