Writer For Hire (and free)
Morgen Bailey is a freelance writer available for a variety of writing-related projects:
- Audio recordings
- Blog creation service designed for, but not exclusive to, writers
- Editing and Critique
- Guest blogging
Her writing-related articles have been published in the NAWG ‘Link’ magazine (April 2011, August 2011 and October 2011 issues) and she has guest blogged on Tia Silver Bach’s, Jodine Turner’s, JD Mader’s, Chaz Wood’s, and Fiona Veich Smith’s websites.
If you would like her to write for your blog or website she will be more than willing: free for non-exclusive content (list to follow) or for £10 (€12.50 / US$15 / AS$15) for exclusive content on a subject of your choice.
Morgen’s strength is writing short stories so if you’re compiling an anthology (or suchlike) and like her writing then she would gladly discuss writing something especially for you. To-date her stories have been published in Woman’s Weekly, NAWG ‘Link’ magazine (April 2012) and on Neal James’ and Nathan Weaver’s websites. She also has a quirky short story ‘First Impression’ in the Writers for Welfare anthology Telling Tales, published by Moonworks Publishing, March 2012.
Blogs have become a key asset for a writer and Morgen is now able to offer this service. She recommends WordPress and for £50 (€60 / US$75 / AS$75) she will create your blog* (providing the http://____.wordpress.com name is available) for you to then do with as you wish. Alternatively, for a reasonable hourly fee (£10 (€12 / US$15 / AS$15)) for any works undertaken, she can maintain it with the content of your choosing using your photographs (or photographs you have permission to use) to promote your writing, books and other writing-related products. This is ideal for anyone uncomfortable with technology but most importantly frees up your time to do what you really love… to write.
* This WordPress blog has been compiled using entirely free options and your blog would be based on this format (though its design will be to your specification, the price quoted is for up to five menu headings), this ensures costs are kept to a minimum. You are therefore only paying for her time… something we often value the most! Her blog regularly attracts over 200 visitors per day (on a ratio of US2:UK1 plus many other countries worldwide) with 474 visits on her busiest day to-date (24th March 2012). She posts 2-3 times per day with a variety of content and many visits are due to keyword searches due to that high level of content, to-date over 1,000 postings and over 70,000 visits since inception on 31st March 2011.
For more details take a look at http://icanbuildyourwritingblog.wordpress.com.
Manuscripts are welcomed for editing at the competitive rate of £4 (€5 / US$6 / AS$6) per 1,000 words, providing in-depth “firm but fair” feedback (the first 2,000 words edited for free as an example, before committing yourself to the whole manuscript) which will include grammar, punctuation, story structure, character depth, narrative drive… the whole shebang.
Alternatively, she offers a general feedback service at £2 (€2.50 / US$3 / AS$3) per 1,000 words
Listed below are some examples of the free sample critiques Morgen has given…
- The first ‘red pen’ session episode was released on Monday 8th August 2011 featuring a 325-word flash fiction entitled ‘Green’ by San Francisco-based writer and musician J D Mader and the podcast is available via the links at the top of this page (and in the ‘Where to find me’ side menu) with a summary here and you can listen to the episode here.
- The second ‘red pen’ session episode was released on Monday 22nd August featuring a 1,591-word short story from Aneesa – the summary was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- The third ‘red pen’ session episode was released on Monday 5th September and featured a novel extract from crime writer Lae Monie. A summary of the podcast episode was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- The fourth ‘red pen’ session episode featured a 883-word short story entitled The Sow’s Ear by J D Mader. A summary of the podcast was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- Aneesa returned for episode no.5 which was released on Monday 10th October and featured a story called ‘You are my reasons’ -– the summary was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- Episode no.6, released on Monday 24th October, was an extract from forthcoming novel ‘Firebound’ provided by teacher and writer Kathryn Wild – the summary of which was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- Episode no.7, released on Sunday 6th November, featured a short story by Aaron entitled ‘On the edge’ – the summary was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- Episode no.8, released Sunday 27th November, was a novel extract by crime writer, spotlightee and contributor of red pen critique podcast ep3 Lae Monie – the summary was posted here and you can listen to the episode here.
- Red pen no.9, released Wednesday 28th December – was my critique of a short extract from The Desolate Garden by Danny Kemp. You can listen to the episode here.
Note: Morgen is English so will edit based on UK English rather than US English although US spellings will remain unaltered. Once the first (free) 2,000 words edited and accepted, payment for remaining work to be made via PayPal.
She also transcribes manuscripts from audio files or handwritten formats (rate by agreement but based on the hourly rate).
Based in Northampton, England, Morgen is available as a speaker, workshop organiser etc. at very reasonable rates.
Morgen’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org and she looks forward to hearing from you about any service she may be able to provide you with… or she’s happy to talk about anything writing-related. Like this blog, it’s what’s consumed her.